Mac OS X Poster Printer Installation

Mounting the Poster Printer Shared Disk

  1. These instructions show how to mount the samba share containing the MacOSX poster printer drivers and the printer accounting software client needed to print to the poster printer.
  2. The instructions were written for Mac OS 10.6 but should be similar for earlier versions of Mac OS 10.x.
  3. Your computer must be attached to the 128.114.68, 128.114.69, or 128.114.25 campus network subnets.
  4. From the finder in the top menu bar select "Connect to Server" under the "Go" menu.
  5. In the "Server Address:" field of the "Connect to Server" dialog type: "smb://".
  6. Click the "+" button to the right of the "Server Address:" field if you wish to add it to your favorites.
  7. Click the "Connect" button.
  8. If the login box is presented select "Guest" and click the "Connect" button.
  9. The posterprinter disk should mount on your desktop.

Installing the Drivers

  1. Open the "posterprinter" disk mounted above.
  2. Open the "mac" folder in the "posterprinter" disk.
  3. Open the "drivers" folder in the "mac" folder.
  4. Double click on the .dmg file that corresponds to your version of the MacOS.
  5. For MacOS 10.5 and below double click on the "Mac OS X HP Designjet Install" in the window that pops up and install the software.
  6. For MacOS 10.6 double click on the HewlettPackardPrinterDrivers.pkg in the window that pops up and install the software.
  7. For MacOS 10.7 and above double click on the Mac OS X HP Designjet Installer in the window that pops up and install the software.

Create a printer instance for "epsposter"

  1. Open System Preferences in your Applications folder on the mac harddisk.
  2. Click on "Print & Fax"
  3. An "Add Printer" dialog box will pop up.
  4. Under the "Printers" list click on the "+" button
  5. In the top tab of the "Add" box click on "IP"
  6. In the "Protocol" menu tab select "Internet Printing Protocol - IPP"
  7. In the "Address:" field type: ""
  8. In the "Queue:" field type: "printers/epsposter?compression=none"
  9. In the "Name:" field type: "epsposter"
  10. In the "Print Using" menu tab select: "Select Printer Software..."
  11. A "Printer Software" dialog box will pop up allowing you to choose the print driver.
  12. In search box type: "HP Designjet T610"
  13. This should narrow the choices to one of two print drivers, one each for the 24 in and 44 in versions
  14. Select the driver for "HP Designjet T610 44in - PCL3 raster"
  15. Click "OK"
  16. Finally click the "Add" button in the "Add Printer" dialog box.
  17. A printer titled "epsposter" should now appear in the "Print & Fax" system preferences.
  18. Close system preferences.