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Instructions to connect to self-service printing

To set up printing from your computer, you will need to be connected to the Univerity's wireless network, eduroam. Please visit the Wi-Fi section, or if off-campus you can connect to the printers via the VPN service.

Connect your device......

Mac OS X Configuration

Printing is supported from OS X 10.8 and newer.


  1. Log in using your Loughborough username and password
  2. Search PC Clinic in the module search bar and click go
  3. Click PC Clinic, you may need to Self-Enrol, click Enrol me to do so
  4. Click on All Things Printing
  6. Click the MAC Printer Files.Zip to download the zip folder
  7. Once downloaded, click on the file to open
  8. Once downloaded, click on RichoPrinterDriver.dmg to open it
  9. Double click on RichoPrinterDrivers.pkg that opened in a separate window
  10. On the Welcome to the Richo Printer Software Install click Continue, Click Continue again and agree to the licence agreement
  11. Click install and enter your Mac username and password and allow it to install.
  12. Control click the second file and select open – Install the Student Mono Colour printer.pkg
  13. On the Welcome to install Student mono-Colour Printer install window, select continue. Go through the installation until finished.
  14. Check that the printer has configured by trying to print and checking if the printer is available in the list.
  15. Do a Test Print and enter your University User ID and Password.

Mac OS X Configuration

Printing is supported from OS X 10.8 and newer.

In order to connect Macs to the central print service, please follow the process below....

Printing for iMac

Learn how to connect your device to the network of campus printers.

Instructions to connect your Mac OS X


Download Ricoh drivers and install

Download the latest Ricoh drivers for the Mac OS and install them.


Select Run and System Preferences

  1. Run the RicohPrinterDrivers.pkg
  2. Navigate to System Preferences and click on Print and Scan.
3 Screen image: Print & Fax.


Click the + symbol to add a new printer.

4 Screen image: Contextual menu.

Ensure Advanced option is in Add Printer window

If you don't have the Advanced option in your Add Printer window, Ctrl-click on the tool bar area and select Customize Toolbar from the pop-up menu. Drag Advanced to the toolbar.


Click Advanced

Click Advanced on the toolbar.

6 Screen image: Add Printer.

Complete URL field

Next to the Type field, select the drop-down menu and select Windows printer via spools.

The URL field should be filled in in the form of….




smb://– See Cups


The Name field will auto-populate.  In the name field put in the short name for the queue (e.g. staff-mono)


Select Ricoh Aficio MP C5000 PS

8 screen grab: mac image of spool settings.

Complete URL field

All fields are now completed

Click on Add


Select Option Tray

Select the drop down menu next to the Option Tray field and select Lower Paper Trays.

Click on OK


Open up the Safari Web browser

Type http://localhost:631

You will see the displayed message.


Launch Terminal

Launch Terminal

Type cupsctl WebInterface=yes


Refresh the Browser

Refresh the browser

Click on the Administration Tab

Select the Manage Printers button

Select the relevant Printer under Queue name


Set Default Options

Click on the 2nd drop-down list (which will currently be displaying Administration).

Select Set Default Options from the list that appears.


Click on the Policies option.

Click on the drop down menu next to the Error Policy field and select retry-current-job.


Select General Option

For mono printers select the drop down menu next to the Colour Mode field and select Black and White. For colour printers select the drop down menu next to the Colour Mode field and select Colour.

Navigate to the bottom of the page and select Set Default Options

Optional: By default CUPS assigns all prints to single sided, to change this, change the duplex option from off to long Edge. Note this option should be changed if you wish to print to duplex(double sided) by default, if you only occasionally wish to print via duplex, then this can be done via the print window in the application you wish to print from.

Enter Admin credentials.

Repeat for other printers if required.

Once all printers have been configured, we recommend disabling the CUPS web interface for security purposes. To do this, launch Terminal, and type cupsctl WebInterface=no and press Enter.


When Printing

If you are not bound to the domain when printing you will be prompted for your username and password.

Ensure that Registered User is selected, enter Name in the format username and Password completed with your University password.

If you are the sole user of your system you may choose to Remember this password in my keychain which means you will no longer be prompted for your username and password as the job will be sent to the printer automatically, and you will be charged accordingly when you print.

Windows 10 Configuration

Printing for Windows 10 PC

Learn how to connect your device to the network of campus printers.


Start Button

Go to the Start menu by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard or hover your mouse in the bottom left of the screen and click on the Start icon when it appears.

2 Windows 10 Run box

Run an Application

For students \\ then click OK

For Staff \\ then click OK


Enter yours Credentials

Enter in your username and password in the following format lunet\username and your Loughborough University IT Account password in the password field.

4 Windows 10 Select Printer

Select Printer

Following your login you will be presented with a list of University printers, scroll down the list until you find the student-mono printer, double click this and let your computer install the necessary files to connect to this printer.


Installing Colour Printer

To install the student colour printer onto your Window 10 PC follow the instructions given in step 4, this time find the student-colour printer.


Installation Completed

Once the installation is complete, you will be able to use these printers from an application of your choice.

Windows 7/8

Please refer to the PDF to connect your device to the campus printers  

Print credits are purchased from the ePayments system, SafeCom, using a debit or credit card and are allocated to your user account. You can also purchase printer credits from the Information Desk in the University Library (cash or credit / debit card) during opening hours.