This Ricoh Printer Driver Tutorial will guide you step by step through the best way to share your Ricoh Printer driver so that other users on a network can easily install the printer with its default printer settings.
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.
You will also need to have installed the printer driver. You can install the Ricoh printer driver by following our Adding a Ricoh Printer Driver (Windows) tutorial.
Please note that shared printers are best setup on a server or a computer that is normally left switched on.
In this guide, we will be using the Ricoh MPC6502 as the example, please follow this guide using your own Ricoh printer model in place of the example in the steps below.
STEP 1 – Opening Devices and Printers
Click on the Windows icon (usually bottom left corner), then without clicking anywhere else, type in “printers”, the search bar will automatically show multiple results, Click on “Devices and Printers” from the list.
STEP 2 – Open the Printer Properties
Ricoh click on the Ricoh printer you want to change the default properties for and choose [Printer properties] from the list.
STEP 3 – Sharing
Go to the ‘Sharing’ tab and click on the ‘Share this printer’ tick box. Your can now rename the ‘Share name:’ if desired.
STEP 5 – Apply the settings
At the bottom right of the screen, click the [Apply] button to apply the settings and then click on the [OK] button to exit. Close the ‘Devices and Printers’ window to complete the process.