TutorialsMacs Introduction to the MacAdding Printers on a Mac (ExtremeZ-IP)

Adding Printers on a Mac (ExtremeZ-IP)

This lesson explains how to add printers to a Mac on the Bayside Christian College network. The process of adding printers to the Mac has been simplified through the use of a software utility named "ExtremeZ-IP", which allows for one click installation of printers pre-configured to work properly on the College network.

Print & Scan

Print & Scan

The Mac has a "Print & Scan" option in the System Preferences that can be used for adding printers at home (see below). However, this should NOT be used for adding printers on the Bayside Christian College network.

The instructions below will show you the simple two-step process for adding any BCC network printers to your Mac.

Step 1. Go to the Mac Dashboard

To go to the dashboard on the Mac, either swipe your trackpad with three fingers to the right (if you are using a laptop) or click the Mission Control icon and select the Dashboard (see arrows in image below).

Step 2. Select the Printer and Add using ExtremeZ-IP Zidget

Step 2. Select the Printer and Add using ExtremeZ-IP Zidget

Once you have opened the Dashboard, you will see several widgets, including the ExtremeZ-IP Zidget. Click on the Triangle to the left of each printer category (printers are categorised by area).

To install a printer, just select the printer and click "Add Printer" at the bottom of the Zidget

In this case, the photocopier in A17 (Staff Copy Room) has been selected. Once you have clicked "Add Printer", the printer will be installed and will show up in the "Print & Scan" section of System Preferences. Repeat this process for as many printers as you want to add.