Printing to Department MFDs in OS X


Setting Up to Print to a Multi Function Device (MFD) / Copier

Note: these instructions are for Administrative staff and faculty Konica-Minolta and old Xerox MFDs only. All Computing Labs print through Papercut.



New Xerox MFD instructions

Mac Installation Instructions

You will need to know some information about the MFD to complete this setup. A sign with the relevant information is typically located on or near the MFD. If you cannot obtain the information, check with your department's MFD Contact or contact the Help Desk. The information required is detailed below:


  • Model (e.g. Konica Minolta 454)
  • Queue (e.g. mlib2g)
  • Finisher (e.g. FS-534)
  • Paper Source (e.g. PC410)

1. Installing the Drivers:


Konica Minolta Drivers for MFDs: (must be logged in to your Wellesley Google account; click the Download arrow, click Download Anyway, and Save File rather than double-clicking on the file itself.)

OS X 10.12 - 10.14 - for Account Tracking, an additional driver is required. See below.

OS X 10.10 - 10.12

OS X 10.8 - 10.9 | OS X 10.7 | OS X 10.6   


Xerox Drivers: (must be logged in to your Wellesley Google account; select Download, Save)

OS X 10.12 - 10.14

OS X 10.6 - 10.12

  1. Click on the link above that corresponds with your operating system to download the printer drivers.
  2. Double click the downloaded file; a new window will open with the installer inside. Double-click on the installer to launch it.  If you are unable to launch the installer, you may need to hold down the control key on your keyboard, click once on the installer to open the contextual menu and then select Open to launch the installer.
  3. Click through the installer and input your password when prompted.
  4. When installing Xerox drivers; when the installer begins to search for a printer click Continue, then Continue again.
  5. When the installation is complete, close all open windows and drag the installer to the trash.

2. Adding the MFD:


  1. Open System Preferences from the  Menu and then select Printers & Scanners.
  2. If there is a "locked" lock icon in the bottom left hand corner of the preferences window, click it and enter your administrator credentials to unlock it.
  3. Click on the "+" sign on the left to add a new printer.
  4. In the following window, click the Advanced icon in the top Toolbar. You may have to wait for the information to populate.
    **If you don't see the Advanced, hold the control key, click on a grey empty space in the top Toolbar, and select Customize Toolbar. A drop down will appear. From the following drop down, drag the Advanced gear icon up into the empty space in the Toolbar, select Done.

        Once You've Selected the Advanced Icon:

  1. Choose Windows printer via spoolss from the Type menu. 
  2. In the URL field, type the printer's address: smb://<name of print queue> (e.g. smb://
  3. In the Name field, type the queue name, e.g. "mlib2r".
  4. Choose the appropriate printer driver from the Use menu: Choose Select Software and a new window will open, allowing you to choose the model of the MFD via search.  Select the model whose driver you installed earlier, then click OK.
  5. Select the appropriate Finisher and Paper Source Unit.
  6. Click Add to complete the installation of the MFD printer.

3. Setting a Default Printer (Optional):


You can print to the MFD any time by selecting it from the print dialogue box when printing a document.  You can also set a printer as the system default to have it automatically selected.


  1. Open System Preferences from the  Menu and then select Printers & Scanners.
  2. Hold the control key on your keyboard and click on the printer you wish to set as your default; select Set default printer from the contextual menu.

4. Printing a Test Document:


  1. When you first attempt to print a document, you will be prompted for authentication; use your Wellesley username and password.
  2. If your job does not print, check the document in your Print Queue for a Hold for Authentication message.  If the document is held for authentication, click the refresh button to resume the job and you should be prompted to authenticate. When prompted, enter your username in the following manner: Wellesley\<your username>.

5. Additional Features:

Account Tracking:


Account Tracking for macOS 10.12 and later requires an additional driver download based on the MFD Model number directly from the Konica Minolta Website. Search for the model number in the Search field in the left column. Select the driver based on your OS version from the results. Download the driver and run the installer. Now you will be ready to set up account tracking. Please contact the Help Desk with any questions.


If your MFD uses Account Tracking, you will need to set that up separately. As of March 2015, the following MFDs use Account Tracking.


  1. Founders: All MFDs
  2. WCW: All MFDs
  3. Green Hall: mGRH2c, mGRH2d, mGRH3h
  4. Jewett: mJAC2a
  5. Pendleton: mPNE2a, mPNE3a, mPNE3b
  6. Science Center: mSCI1a, mSCI1b
  7. Stone Center:  mSTC3a

Secure Print:


Secure Print allows you to hold your print jobs until you get to the MFD to release them. Instructions can be found here.