Adding a new printer on a Mac
Last modified on 10 August 2020 11:17 PM
“Help! I’m trying to add some of my new printers to my macOS server andPaperCut NG/MF is not seeing them! What’s wrong?”
If you’re running a current version of PaperCut NG/MF, all you need to do is make sure that you have the printers added at the OS level (i.e. that you’ve added the printers to the macOS Server). Since PaperCut NG/MF 18.3.3 all printers will be automatically added by default. Check out the recommendations for that over on the installing Printers on a Mac section of the manual.
Since version v17, it is also possible to automatically add any new printers to Mac.
Please follow these steps to set it up:
The service is called
Note: If you are running PaperCut NG/MF v18.3.3 or later, this is enabled by default.
You’ll need to re-run the script
The reason for needing to run this script is that CUPS needs to be told to route printing traffic through PaperCut NG/MF first. It’s a bit inconvenient (on Windows new printers are picked up automatically), but hopefully you don’t need to run it that often.
For further information regarding the
For a more detailed look at setting up printers on macOS, and installing PaperCut NG/MF on macO in general, we also have a walk-through video discussing the process: