Printing from a macOS system


  • You have a Mac (MacBook, iMac) with a macOS operating system and are logged in as administrator
  • You know your "printer user name". This manual describes how to find out your "printer user name"
  • You are in the network (e.g. WLAN) of the HTW Berlin. Outside the HTW Berlin, print jobs can only be sent to public printers via VPN.
  • This manual does not originate from Canon, but was only tested by the university computer center
  • An update of the macOS may cause the printer to stop working. You may have to download and install a new driver from the Canon site (step 1)
  • Printing PDF documents via e-mail is the safe alternative.

Step 1: Download and install printer driver

Please download the latest version of the printer driver "PS Printer Driver & Utilities for Macintosh" from the Canon website (file version: V4.17.11, published on: 30 Mai 2022)

Download link (external access to the website)

This is a *.dmg file (mac-ps-v41711-00.dmg). Open the file and start the installation by double clicking on "Canon_PS_Installer.pkg". Execute the installation.

Step 2: Access system settings and select Print & Scan

Open the system settings and select "Printer & Scanner".

MacOS settings

Step 3: Add printer

Add a printer by clicking on the +symbol.

Printer and scanner window

Step 4: Set up printer

Select the "IP" tab and make the following entries/settings:

- Address:
- Protocol: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
- Queue: CanonFollowMe
- Name: CanonFollowMe

Under "Use" you must select the previously installed printer driver. In the drop-down menu please click on "Select software...". A new window will open with the available drivers. Please select the "Canon iR-ADV C5535/5540 PS".

Complete the step with "Add".

Add Printer Window (IP)

Step 5: Open options

Under "Printer & Scanner" the "CanonFollowMe" is now listed. Select it and open "Options & Levels...".

Printer overview

Step 6: Open printer utilities

Select the "Other" tab and click on "Open printer utility"

Other settings

Step 7: Enter printer user name

Select the "User data" section and choose "Enter a name". In the "Name" field enter your "Printer User Name". Finish the setup with "Save setting" and finally close the still open windows.

Enter Username