Printer Installation

How to install computer lab print drivers.

Please note that you will need to be on the KCAD network to search for printers.


Installation instructions for Mac


  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet
  2. Click the Apple button
  3. Click System Preferences
  4. In System Preferences go to Printers & Scanners
  5. Click the "+" symbol under the list of printers
  6. Click the IP tab
  7. In the address bar type the name of the printer followed by ".kcad.edu". For example Vangogh.kcad.edu
  8. Check to ensure the "Use:" box fills with something other than "Generic" *
  9. Click Add
  10. If the "Use:" box fills with generic you will need to manually install the print driver. For assistance with this please visit the technical support office in room 404.

Installation instructions for Windows 7


  1. Make sure that you are connected to the internet
  2. Click the Start button
  3. Go to Devices and printers
  4. Click "Add a printer"
  5. Click "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer"
  6. Click "The printer that I want isn't listed"
  7. Choose "Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname"
  8. In the Hostname or IP address box type the name of the printer you would like installed followed by ".kcad.edu". For example Vangogh.kcad.edu
  9. Click next
  10. If "Install the printer driver" page comes up you will need to manually install the print driver. Please visit the technical support office in room 404 for assistance



If you have problems with any of these steps or would like help please visit the technical support office in the Fountain street building, room 404.
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