Adding A Ricoh Printer Driver (Mac)
This Ricoh Printer Driver Tutorial will guide you step by step through the best way to add a Ricoh Printer driver onto an Apple Mac computer.
You will need to have already downloaded the Ricoh printer driver from the website. Downloading the latest Ricoh printer driver for your Ricoh Printer / Ricoh Multifunctional Printer will ensure the most reliable printing results. You can download the latest Ricoh printer drivers using the links in our Driver Download tutorial.
In this guide, we will be using the Ricoh MPC3504 as the example, please follow this guide using your own Ricoh printer model in place of the example in Step 3.
STEP 1 – Download The Ricoh Printer Driver
To follow our step-by-step driver download guide, please visit our Driver Download tutorial.
STEP 2 – System Preferences
Open system preferences from the dock and choose ‘Printers & Scanners
STEP 3 – Launch the wizard
Click on the “+” icon to start the add printer wizard for adding your Ricoh Printer
STEP 4 – Enter Printer Details
Regardless of what printers are listed, click on the ‘IP’ tab at the top. Enter the printer’s IP address in the ‘Address field’ (in our case 188.8.131.52 – but this will be unique to your installation).
Ensure that Protocol is set to ‘Line Printer Daemon – LPD’
You can enter a memorable name that you wish to call the printer.
The ‘Use:’ box should self-populate if you have downloaded and installed the driver, if you have downloaded the driver and this does not self-populate, check your IP Address is correct.
STEP 5 – Customise the Printer
You may see a window that asks you to customise your printer, if this appears you may need to manually add things such as the lower paper trays and any staple finisher. This can also be checked/adjusted in the ‘Options and Supplies’ menu following installation.
With the printer installed, you may now want to set your Ricoh printer’s default settings, a guide for how to set your Ricoh printer default settings can be found here.