Wayne State College

PaperCut – Mac


Installing 1 Program and 3 Printers

1. Start and Log into the Mac computer. Ensure it's connected to the WSC-Secure network by clicking the Wifi icon in the Menu bar.

2. Open Finder and select Go in the Menu bar.

3. From the Go menu, select Connect to Server....

Mac connect to server

4. Enter the server connection details: smb://papercut1.ad.wsc.edu/PCClient into the Server Address textbox and click Connect

Mac connect to server server address

 5. When prompted, Enter your WSC username and password information and click Connect.

Note: You may need to replace your computer username with your WSC username.

Mac connect to server sign in

6. A Finder window will now open. Double click the Mac folder and drag the PCClient into your Applications folder (can be found in the sidebar of the Finder window).

Mac pcclient
Mac pcclient applications

7. When the PCClient is copied to the Applications folder, click Applications in the sidebar to navigate to the folder.

8. Using either Launchpad, system search, or the Applications folder, open PCClient.

Mac pcclient open

9. Login with your WSC username and password.

10. Open System Preferences. Select Printers & Scanners.

Mac system preferences printers

11.Once in the Printers & Scanners preference pane, click the “+” in the lower left. Either a window will appear or a menu.

Mac system preferences printers add

     a. If it is a menu, first select HP_BW_FollowMe@papercut-mac and a Preparing or installing the printer message will appear until the printer has been installed. Repeat this process for printers Sharp_BW_FollowMe@papercut-mac and Sharp_Color_FollowMe@papercut-mac.

Note: Make sure the printer you choose has the "@papercut-mac" at the end.

    b. If it is a window, select HP_BW_FollowMe@papercut-mac, wait for the printer details to load, make sure a specific printer driver is listed in the Use category and not a Generic printer driver. If you get a Generic printer driver. Close the Add window and reclick the "+" to try the process again. Then select Add. Repeat this process for printers Sharp_BW_FollowMe@papercut-mac and Sharp_Color_FollowMe@papercut-mac.

mac system preferences printers add hp

Note: Make sure the printer you choose has the "@papercut-mac" at the end.

Note: If prompted to download and install printer software, select Download & Install. 

Apple computer printer

Note: If prompted to connect your computer to a power source, click Continue. 

Apple computer printer driver install 2

Apple computer printer driver install 3

12.You now have three printers listed in the Printers & Scanners preference pane. Click the red "x" to close System Preferences.


Sending a Print Job

1. In the document you want to print, select File then Print, to bring up the print dialog box. There will be a drop down menu to select a printer. Select which printer  (i.e. HP_BW_FollowMe) you want to send the job to.

    - If you’re using Google Chrome and the WSC printers are not showing up, select the Print using system dialog option in the lower left.

2. The print dialog box is where you can change the print settings for the document you’re about to print. Select the settings such as the number of copies, two sided or one sided print, page range, how many slides per page if it’s a PowerPoint, etc., and click Print.

    - In some applications to select a two sided or a one sided print, select Copies & Pages, select Layout from the dropdown menu, and under Two-Sided select Long-Edge binding if you want it two-sided or off if you want one sided.

Note: Make sure the queue you choose has the "@papercut-mac" at the end.

Mac printers to choose from

3. In some cases it takes a few seconds, but another box will pop up, this time from PaperCut. If you haven’t logged into PaperCut recently it’ll ask you to log in.

4. Next, you’ll get a print job confirmation window with the option to select which budget code to charge for the print. For students, it is the Personal Account.

Mac print job notification

5. Select Print to send your print job to the printer.

6. Finally, once the job has been successfully submitted, PaperCut will send you a notification to let you know the job has been “released to your queue”.


How to Release a Print Job


Please contact the Campus Service Center at 402-375-7107 or visit us in the library for further assistance.


Last Updated: 11/25/2019