DocuSP–Controlled Printers

Printing from a Macintosh OS X Client

If you are creating documents in versions of applications such as Word, PageMaker, Illustrator, QuarkXPress that are OS 9.x compatible (not native OS X), then you'll need to click here. Mac Classic applications run in an OS 9 shell on OS X-based workstations and follow the rules for printing within OS 9.

Downloading Drivers

At Your Printer

  1. Identifying Which Driver Version to Use
  2. From the menu bar across the top of your printer's screen, go to the right side of that bar and click on the word Help to open a drop-down menu.
  3. At the bottom of the drop-down menu, left-click on the line of text that reads About DocuSP to open a splash screen. From this screen, note which version of DocuSP software is being run on your printer.
  4. Identifying Your printer's IP address
  5. If the previous step shows that your DocuSP software version is 3.80 or earlier: At the top of the DocuSP user interface click on the menu bar on the word Setup to open a menu list.

    In the menu list, click on the word Configuration to open the Configuration window.

    Click on the Network tab to open the Network Configuration window.

    Copy your printer's IP address from the Network Address field.
  6. If the previous step shows that your DocuSP software version is 4.2 or later: At the top of the DocuSP user interface click on the menu bar on the word Setup to open a menu list.

    In the menu list, click on the words Network Configuration to open the Network Configuration window.

    Click on the IP Address tab to open the IP Address information window.

    Copy your printer's IP address from the IP Address field.
  7. Identifying the Queue Name
  8. If your printer is a Nuvera Copier/Printer: The steps you followed to find the IP Address in step 2 will also show a field called Hostname. Your queue name is the host name (case–sensitive) followed (no spaces!) by the capital letters VP.
  9. If your printer is a DocuSP–controlled printer and is NOT a Nuvera Copier/Printer: Click on the Queue Manager icon on the left side of your User Interface screen.

    From the list of queues shown, copy the name of the queue (case–sensitively) to which you wish to print.

At your Macintosh Workstation

 

  1. Open your web browser and type the following URL: http://www.xerox.com/.
  2. Click on the blue navigation bar where it says to open a new page in your browser.
  3. In the search window of this new screen, type your printer model name or number (for example: Nuvera, 6135, etc) and press your <return> key to open a window with your printer's model name (as well as other models that contain the characters you used for the search).
  4. Find your printer model on the resulting list and just below it, click on Drivers & Downloads.
  5. If it's not already highlighted, select Operating system: Macintosh OS X.
  6. Select language: English (English).
  7. Click on the blue [GO] button.
  8. Browse through the list of driver options that the web page offers you. Read the Note: section for each offering and choose the driver where the DocuSP version matches the version your printer displays in the Help splash screen.
  9. Accept the end-user license agreement. The file will download a .sit file to your desktop.

Installing Drivers

 

  1. Double-click on the .sit file icon to unstuff the file. This will open a folder on your desktop in which you'll see an icon that looks like an open carton.
  2. Double-click on this icon to open the program that installs the drivers onto your hard drive.
  3. Accept the default settings and allow the drivers to be installed on your hard drive.
  4. When the installation is complete, minimize the folder windows by clicking on the red gel dot on the top left corner of the windows.

Setting up Printing for OS X-Native Applications

 

  1. Navigate to your Hard Drive:Applications:Utilities folder.
  2. Double-click on Printer Setup Utility to open the Printer List window.
  3. At the top of the window, click on the Add icon to open the Printer Browser window.
  4. Click on the scroll bar to the right of Protocol: and select Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
  5. Type your printer's ip address in the Address field.
  6. Type your printer's queue name in the Queue field exactly as it appears on your printers Queue Manager.
  7. Click on the scroll bar to the right of Print Using: Generic PostScript Printer to open a drop-down menu.
  8. Highlight Xerox within the list to open a list of Xerox printer models.
  9. Select the printer model that matches your printer and then select the <Add> button.

Programming your Job

 

  1. After opening or creating your document, go to the menu at the top of your Macintosh monitor, select File:Page Setup… Format for your specific printer, select the image size (labeled Paper Size) and orientation and select the [OK] button.
  2. Then select File:Print, select your printer and program your Copies & Pages.
  3. Click on the scroll bar to the right of Copies & Pages to open a drop-down menu.
  4. Click on Xerox Features from the drop-down menu to open the Xerox Job Ticketing options.
  5. Program your paper stock, finishing options and exception pages and print your job.

Written by Norman Teck
Updated April 27, 2007