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Procedure to setup uPrint for Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.12

1. Prerequisites

2. Installation procedure for uPrint printer driver on Mac

3. Submit print job from Mac


1. Prerequisites

  • Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 to 10.12.
  • Holding administrator account for application and print queue installation.
  • Connect "HKU" or "Universities WiFi" before printing.

Note: "Wi-Fi.HK via HKU" or "eduroam" does NOT support uPrint service.

2. Installation procedure for uPrint printer driver on Mac

  1. Download the package:

For Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.9, click here.

For Mac OS X 10.10 to 10.12, click here.

  1. If your Mac is running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later, please follow the steps below to change the “Gatekeeper” settings to allow application downloaded from places other than the Mac App Store.  If your Mac is running OS X version prior to 10.8, please go to step 3.

How to change Gatekeeper setting

  • Go to “System Preferences…”
  • Open “Security & Privacy”
  • Click on “General” tab
  • Then check “Anywhere” under “Allow applications downloaded from” section

Change gatekeeper setting

  1. Open the downloaded file “uPrint_MacInstaller.dmg”  from task bar.

Open the downloaded file

  1. Click “uPrint MacInstaller” on desktop.

Click uPrint Mac Installer on desktop

  1. Click the "uPrint_MacInstaller.pkg" package.

Click the uPrint Mac Installer

  1. Open the downloaded package, follow the on-screen instruction to install the printer driver. Under the “Introduction” section, click “Continue.

Install printer driver

  1. Keep the default destination, click "Continue".

Destination Select

  1. Click “Install” button to proceed.

Click install button

  1. A security dialog will then be prompted to ask for “Your Administrator Account” credentials as shown below, enter the username and password of your Mac, and click “Install Software” button.

Administrator Account credentials

  1. The installation will then begin.

Installation begin

  1. Click “Close” button when completed.

Click close button

  1. Go to System Preferences, click “Print & Scan”.

Go to system preferences, click print and scan.

  1.  Select the Print queue named “uPrint_BW_PS” (for black and white printing).

Selet print queue

  1. Depends on the OS X version, the system may prompt for additional installation.  Please click “Install” button to proceed.

Click install button

  1. Repeat step m - n for another print queue “uPrint_Color_PS” (for color printing).

 

3. Submit print job from Mac

  1. Please make sure your Mac is connected to HKU campus network ("HKU" or "Universities WiFi"). The uPrint for Mac is NOT support via other WiFi connection, such as “eduroam” or “HKU Open WiFi”.
  2. After submitting your print job to the uPrint printer, the system will prompts for authentication. Please enter your HKU Portal UID (preceded with “hkupc2\”) and PIN, and click “OK” to proceed.

Authentication for uPrint

  1. After successful authentication, the print job is submitted to the uPrint server. Please collect your print job from the nearby uPrint black & white or color printer.