Can I add the direct Follow-Me printer queue to my personally owned Mac laptop?

NOTE: Printing to a color printer may print out color from the BuBWPrint queue if you do not manually change it to black and white within the driver at the time of printing. Charges may apply to color printing. 

You can set up your personal Mac to print directly to the Follow-Me printer queue. For example, if you're in Word, or if you're reading a PDF in Acrobat, you can just do a File>Print and choose the Follow Me printer that you've installed, print the job, then go to a Follow-Me printer to retrieve it.

Here's how you can set it up:

  1. Go to: System Settings> Printers & Scanners
  2. Scroll down and select Add Printer

  3. Click on Advanced and wait for the screen to load. If you don't see the Advanced button on your toolbar, control-click or right click on an empty area of the toolbar, choose Customize toolbar, and drag the Advanced button from the Customize toolbar window to the Add Printer window.

  4. Select the following options in Advanced:
    • Type (choose): LPD/LPR Host or Printer
    • Device (choose): Another Device
    • URL: lpd:// -or- BuColorPrint 
      • (use your Bucknell account as the username)
    • Name: Provide a name for the printer (whatever you want to call it, like Webprint BW or Webprint Color)
    • Print Using: Use the ‘Generic PostScript Printer’ that will show up as the default

  5. Click on Add
  6. Check the box for Duplex Printing Unit and select OK. 

  7. You can add both the BW and the color printer. Note that since you're using the generic printer driver, you might not have all of the options available to you when you print, but this will work for all of your normal printing jobs.
  8. Once you've set up the printer, it should be one of the options available to you when you choose File>Print on your laptop. Choose the printer, print, go to a Follow-Me printer, and swipe your ID to retrieve your print jobs.


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