What is CUPS? CUPS is owned by Apple for Mac and Unix-like systems. It uses an IPP protocol (Internet Protocol Printing) for printing. It allows network printing browsing and PPD (PostScript Printer Description) printing options to support server-based printing.
Adding the Printer
Navigate to Printers & Scanners
2. Click ‘+’ and choose ‘Add Printers & Scanners’
3. A new pop-up windows will show up
4. Choose your Zebra Printer. It should be display as follows
5. In the ‘Use’ Section below, select ‘Select Software’
6. You may choose you preferred driver language. If you don’t know which language to use, you may choose ZPL
7. Change the name of the Printer to Zebra and the final setup should look as below. Go ahead and click ‘Add’ to finally add the printer
Logging into CUPS
You will be able to access CUPS printer setting page by visiting the following link. Copy & paste it in Safari will work too. The link is http://localhost:631/printers/.
Here you might encounter the following error:
3. To enable CUPS Control, Select and copy 'cupsctl WebInterface=yes'
4. Next, click the magnifying glass in the top right-hand corner of your screen and search for 'Terminal'.
5. Once in terminal, paste in 'cupsctl WebInterface=yes' and click enter.
6. Now you should be able to go to http://localhost:631/printers/ and see your installed printers.
Modifying Printer Settings in CUPS
In http://localhost:631/printers/ main page, click ‘Printers’ tab. It should be located on the Top-Left section of the page
2. You may now view / select your printer
Choose ‘Set Default Options’ from the drop-down menu
Click ‘General’ for general printer settings
‘Printer Settings’ for further modification
Printing a Test Page
From ‘Printers’ page in CUPS, select ‘Print Test Page’ from the drop-down menu to print a test page