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Driverprint Mac/Win10

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These instructions are directed at students and explain how you install driver print on your Windows 10 PC or your Mac PC.

Driverprint - Windows 10

Installing your printer
  • Log in to print.via.dk with your VIA id (without @) and your password
  • Select Driver Print
  • Select your operating system – here Windows.
  • Select Advanced (3) and then click Continue.
  • Select your destination printer.

VIA-Print-PS is a Post Script printer. You can choose this, if the printer is compatible with the driver. You can also choose specific Plotters at VIA.

VIA-Print-PS is selected.

  • When you have chosen your printer - an instruction will appear below the printers. You have to use specific things from this instruction.
  • You now have to install the printer at your computer. Choose the Windows icon
  • Write Control Panel and click on the icon
  • Write Devices and Printers at the search bar at the top left corner.
  • Click on the icon for Devices and Printers.
  • Choose Add Printer at the top.
  • Select The printer that I want isn’t listed.
  • Click the Select a shared printer by name and enter the exact address below followed by Next. (The exact address is unique for every user  therefore you have to login to print.via.dk and go to Driver Print  Select your operations system and printer. Then scroll down to the address for your user).
  • A window will open saying Connecting to. This may take a few minutes depending on the network connection.
  • Now you have to use the downloaded driver for the printer – if you have not downloaded the driver – follow instructions below.
  • Downloading the driver to your computer:
  • When you have downloaded the driver - you have to extract the downloaded file (it is important to extract the file!). Do that by a right click and then extract the file (the can be different from computer to computer – it is just important, that you extract the file, and you know where the extracted folder is located at the computer).
  • Install the driver by pressing the Have disk
  • Browse for the extracted folder (most of computers are 64-bit computers. Some old computers are 32-bit. If you do not know what kind your computer is, you can right click on the windows icon, and choose System. A window will appear, and you can read what kind of system you have under System type). When your browse, remember to choose the correct folder (64bit or 32bit)
  • Choose the file and click on Open (below I have chosen 64bit because this is a 64-bit computer)
  • Click OK.
  • Choose the correct driver (VIA-Print = RICOH PCL6 UniversalDriver V.4.13). Then press OK.
  • The printer will now install. A success message will appear, click Next to finish
  • You can choose to make the printer your default printer. Click Finish.
  • Success! Now just print as normal from within the programs you use, and when you print, choose the new printer you created.

Driverprint - Mac

Installing your printer
  • Log in to print.via.dk with your VIA id (without @) and your password
  • Select Driver Print
  • Select your operating system – here Mac.
  • Select Advanced (3) and then click Continue.
  • Select your destination printer.

VIA-Print-PS is the standard printer when you are printing from a Mac. You can also choose specific Plotters at VIA.

Below VIA-Print-PS is selected.

VIA-Print-PS is selected.

  • When you have chosen your printer - an instruction will appear below the printers. You have to use specific things from this instruction.
  • Now you have to use the drivers for the printer. Below you get the instructions for downloading the drivers.
    • Go to: driver.via.dk – the link is also at your screen.
  • Select the driver you want to download. At this guide we are installing the VIA-Print-PS (the one for Mac users)

    When the files have been downloaded, you have to install it. Do that by clicking the downloaded file and follow the instructions for installing the drivers.

 

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Click on Print & scanners
  • Click on + and Add Printer or Scanner…
  • Click on IP – then your screen should look like this one.

Write down the things under number 4 at print.via.dk. You can see some examples here.

  • Protocol: Internet Printing Protocol - IPP
  • Address: print.via.dk:631
  • Queue: This is specific for each user. Se at print.via.dk for your code.
  • Name: VIA printer (or a name you choose)
  • Choose the driver you have installed. Use the arrow you see below.
  • Click on Select Software.
  • Search (top right corner) for the right printer. On print.via.dk, you can see the printer name. Here we install the Ricoh MP C5503PS
  • Select OK for installing the printer.
  • Click on Add. The printer will be installed.
  • If a window is opening  asking for options  just click on continue.
    You have now installed the printer on your computer.
  • Now you have to set the Options & Supplies.
    Choose this (make sure, that you have selected your printer).
  • Choose Options and set the settings as shown in the screen print.
  • Choose OK – your printer is now installed.

    When you have to print ex. Black/white, you have to make the settings from the program you are printing from.

    There can be differences between programs, because it is the specific program that make the printer settings.

    But overall – you have to make the printer settings from the print menu whit in your program.
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