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Student Printing and Scanning - Install Printers for Macintosh

Last Updated: 03/04/2014


If you have installed remote printer drivers prior to the Spring 2013, you will need to go through each of the three steps when working with the campus printer system. These steps are:

  1. Remove old Pharos Popup software
  2. Install new Pharos Popup software
  3. Install an SPS printer

You only need to remove old Pharos Popup software, and install new Pharos Popup software one time. If you have already completed these steps, go to the Install an SPS printer instructions.

*Note: Xerox drivers are not included in the Mac OS 10.7 or later. Please visit to download drivers for all printer models.

How to remove old Pharos Popup software

  1. From the Go drop-down menu, select Computer.
  2. Double click the your hard drive icon.
  3. Open the Library folder.
  4. Open the Application Support folder.
  5. Open the Pharos folder.
  6. Open the Utilities folder, then double click Uninstaller.
  7. Check the box labeled Pharos Popup, then click Continue.
  8. Click Continue for the Component Summary step.
  9. Enter your credentials, if neccessary, then click OK.
  10. Click Done.

Install the new Pharos Popup software

  1. Open your downloaded Macintosh printer installer package.
  2. Double click the file.
  3. Open the folder then, double click the Pharos Popup.dmg file.
  4. Double click Popop.pkg.
  5. The package installer will appear. Click Continue.
  6. Read through the Important Information text, then click Continue.
  7. Click Install.
  8. Enter your credentials, then click Install Software.
  9. Once your installation finishes, you click Close.

How to install an SPS printer

  1. Install the Pharos Popup software, explained above.
  2. Open System Preferences, then click Print & Scan (or Printers & Scanners for OSX 10.9).
  3. Click the + button, then select Add Other Printer or Scanner from the drop-down menu.
  4. Right click the toolbar, then select Customize Toolbar...
  5. Drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar, then click Done.
    • Note: This step is required only once.
  6. Click Advanced.
  7. Click on the Type drop down menu and select Pharos Print Server.
  8. In the URL text box add the printer information, consisting of the Server IP number, and the appropriate Queue Name. This information is available in MAC SPS Printer install info.xlsx spreadsheet, in the printer installer package, as well as in the table below.
    • Example: A BW Square printer URL is: popup://
  9. Enter the Queue Name in the printer Name: text field.
  10. From the Use: drop-down menu choose Select Software...
  11. In the Filter search box type in Xerox, then the printer Model name.
    • Example: BW Square printer is: Xerox Phaser 5550DN
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: Xerox drivers are not included in the Mac OS 10.7 or later. Please visit to download drivers for all printer models.
  12. Select your desired printer form the list, then click OK.
  13. This printer will now be available from your printer list.
    • This driver will work for all printers of the same type. You will need to repeat this process only when you wish to install a different printer type.
Printer Type Model Queue Name Server IP
BW Diamond Xerox Phaser 3610DN BWDiamondBuffOne-CCC_Q
BW Square Xerox Phaser 5550DN BWSquareBuffOne-CCC_Q
Color Diamond Xerox Phaser 8560DN ColorDiamondBuffOne-CCC_Q
Color Square Xerox Phaser 7500DT ColorSquareBuffone-CCC_Q
BW Circle Xerox Workcentre 5135 BWCircleBuffOne-CCC_Q
BW Star Xerox Workcentre 5335 BWStarBuffOne-CCC_Q
Color Circle Xerox Workcentre 7535 ColorCircleBuffOne-CCC_Q