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Install Net-Print on a Mac

Download and install the Net-Print software to print from your Mac laptop or computer.

This article applies to: Net-Print


Net-Print is currently supported for:

  • macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
In order to install Net-Print or print to a Net-Print printer, you must be connected to one of Cornell's wired or wi-fi networks (except the Cornell-Visitor wireless network). If you're off-campus, use CU VPN to connect to Cornell's network.

Install the Net-Print Software

macOS 10.15 Catalina ONLY

  1. Download the Net-Print for Mac installer.
    You may be asked to enter your NetID and associated password at this point.
  2. If the file does not unpack automatically, find the package (called Net-PrintPC_OSX_6.6.dmg, usually in your Downloads folder) and double-click it.
  3. Open the Net-PrintPC_OSX_6.6 icon that appears on your desktop. It may open automatically.
  4. Right-click (or ctrl-click) Net-PrintPC_OSX_6.6.pkg, then click Open.
  5. In the dialog box that opens, click Open. The install wizard will start. 
  6. Click through the wizard, accepting all default values.
    When asked for your Username and Password, this is the account on your Mac, not your NetID.
  7. You'll be prompted to allow the installer to "control System Events." Click OK.

When the installer finishes, a text file will open. It contains a short version of the information in our Add a Mac Print Queue article.

You will not be able to print until you follow the steps in our Add a Mac Print Queue article.

All versions of macOS EXCEPT 10.15 Catalina

  1. Download the Net-Print for Mac installer.
    You may be asked to enter your NetID and associated password at this point.
  2. If the file does not unpack automatically, find the package (called Net-PrintPC_OSX_6.6.dmg, usually in your Downloads folder) and double-click it.
  3. Open the Net-PrintPC_OSX_6.6 icon that appears on your desktop. It may open automatically
  4. Double-click Net-PrintPC_OSX_6.6.pkg. The install wizard will start. 
  5. Click through the wizard, accepting all default values.
    When asked for your Username and Password, this is the account on your Mac, not your NetID.
  6. (macOS 10.14 Mojave only) You'll be prompted to allow the installer to "control System Events." Click OK.

When the installer finishes, a text file will open. It contains a short version of the information in our Add a Mac Print Queue article.

You will not be able to print until you follow the steps in our Add a Mac Print Queue article.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 8:05am

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