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PaperCut Printer Setup for Macs (manual setup via AirPrint)

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Note: The preferred method is to use the automated PaperCut Installer for Mac, which is required for accessing the CCIT Plotters. Click here to read an article on the automated method.

If you prefer to use the manual method, proceed with these instructions:




These steps are for manually setting up your Mac to print to the PaperCut system via AirPrint.

Click on the Apple in the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences

System Preferences is selected

Then click on Printers & Scanners.


Printers & Scanners is highlighted


Click the + button in the bottom left corner to add a printer.


For students, select studentprinting. For employees, select employeeprinting.

Click Add.

studentprinting is selected, Add option at bottom

The printer should now be installed properly.

studentprinting Printer shows under Printers & Scanners 


When printing for the first time, an authentication prompt should appear. Be sure to change the account name to your Clemson University username and enter your password. Check Remember this password in my keychain so that you do not have to enter it every time you print in the future and click OK.

Go to a PaperCut printer and swipe your TigerOne card to release the print.


To see your print job queue, go to and log in.

To see the PaperCut Card Reader article, click here.



To see the manual set up for your Macs the Plotters located on the 2nd floor of Cooper Library, click here. 

Click here for help with common printing issues on a Mac.


If you experience any issues, please contact CCIT Support Center at 864-656-3494, or 





PaperCut Printer Setup for Macs (manual setup via AirPrint)