stoPrint - MacOS (personal computers)

When printing to the stoPrint or stoPrint-color printers, your documents will be held in a print "queue." This allows you to choose any MFC on campus to release (print) your document. Typical use cases:

  • Faculty, Staff and student workers who use their personal devices and need to charge print jobs to a Department Account.
  • Printing sensitive documents (because it requires you to release - and watch - the document print at the printer).
  • Students who print from a campus computer.
  • Students who cannot print using stoPrint-personal on their personal device (which, by the way, if you cannot get it working, please contact the IT Helpdesk for help first. Simply fill out this form.)

STUDENTS: We highly recommend that you install stoprint-personal instead.
Please click HERE for instructions

Step 1: Install the Printing Software

To install the printing software PCClient (PaperCut), please follow the steps below. 

  1. Open a new Finder window.
  2. At the top menu bar, select Go, then Connect to Server.
  3. Enter smb:// then select Connect:

  4. Enter your St. Olaf username (without the and password
  5. Select the mac folder, then double-click the client-local-install file:

  6. When prompted to login, enter your St. Olaf username (without the and password:

  7. Once the installation is complete, proceed to Step #2 to install the printers. 


Step 2: Install the Toshiba files

Next, install the PPD (drive), which is required for "communication" between stoPrint and your computer. 

  1. Visit the Toshiba website: 
    1. For B&W machines, visit:  
    2. For color machines, visit:
  2. Scroll down to the E-Bridge Current Drivers section
  3. Select the GZ file next to the "Mac OSX...Duplex" description 
    Optionally you can right-click or press Control-click to get the pop-up menu, and select "Save Link As"
  4. Double-click the file to unzip it, then double-click the unzipped version of the file you just downloaded.
  5. Double click the installer and follow the steps to install the files. 


Step 3: Install the stoPrint Printers

Install the printers by following the steps below. 

  1. Open System Preferences, and select Printers & Scanners.
  2. Select the + symbol to add a printer.
  3. Right-click (or Control-click) at the top of the "Add Printer" window to open the menu, and then select Customize Toolbar:

  4. Drag the Advanced icon (2 gears) onto the Toolbar
  5. In the Advanced (2 gears) window, change/enter the following information for stoPrint:
    1. TYPE: LPD/LPR Host or Printer
    2. URL: lpd:// (this IS case sensitive)
    3. Name: stoPrint
    4. Use: choose other software > Toshiba MonoMFP-X7


To add the stoPrint-color copier, change/enter the following information:

  1. TYPE: LPD/LPR Host or Printer
  2. URL: lpd:// (this IS case sensitive)
  3. Name: stoPrint-color
  4. Use: choose other software > Toshiba ColorMFP-X7


How to Print from a MacOS Computer

  1. When printing a document, select the stoPrint (or stoPrint-color) printer.
  2. If prompted, enter your St. Olaf username (without the and password.
  3. The PaperCut software will pop up. If the PaperCut software doesn't pop-up, please search your computer to make sure it's installed and running. 
    Select where to charge the print job:
    1. To charge it to your print plan/Ole dollars, select Charge to my personal account
    2. To charge it to your department, select Charge to shared account, then select the Account from the dropdown list:

      The print job will stay in the queue on the print server until it is released. Print jobs that are not released within 24 hours are automatically deleted.
  4. At one of the MFC devices (Toshiba multifunction copiers), swipe your Ole Card. 
  5. Select the print job from the list and print. 
  6. When finished, press the LOGOUT button, and tap YES to logout of the copier.


Article ID: 133178
Thu 6/10/21 3:08 PM
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