How do I connect to the central printers? (Mac, simple)

Make sure your Apple Mac is connected to the University network.(How do I do that?)

  • Click the Apple icon at the top left
  • Select System Preferences...
    System preferences
  • Open Printers and Scanners.
  • Click the plus icon (+) under the Printers List.
  • Select the Default tab.

  • Select 'blackandwhite' and ensure NameLocation and Use match the screenshot below. 

  • Click Add
  • Print your document. When prompted, enter your University Username and Password.
  • To add the colour queue, repeat the steps above and change the name to colour.


  • If you enter the wrong password, you will not be shown a warning message and your print jobs will not appear on the printers.
  • If your job doesn’t print, check the Print Queue dialog which appears at the bottom of the screen.
  • If the print job is there and has the message Held for authentication, click the retry icon; then re-enter your login details.



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