User guide for printing on macOS.
directprint.io supports printing for macOS through our macOS app providing users with the ability to print from Chrome as well as all other macOS apps. For example, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Safari or any other native app.
Following the instructions below to gain a full understanding on how to print from macOS.
Checking if the directprint.io application is installed on your Apple Mac device.
1. Open 'Launchpad' and enter directprint.io into the search box to filter your apps to identify if directprint.io is installed. Alternatively, navigate to the 'Applications' folder and look for the directprint app.
Launchpad - directprint.io app
2. If the directprint.io app is installed you should see the application on the launchpad screen, if the app is not already running then click on the directprint.io app icon to start. NB. If the directprint.io app is already running you will see a mini directprint.io icon in the macOS Menu Bar at the top of the screen.
3. If the app is not installed then contact your IT system administrator and request the installation file.
Using the directprint.io app for the first time with Google Sign in.
- If you're using the directprint.io macOS application for the first time and you use Google Workspace (G Suite) within your organization then you will need to perform a sign-on to Google. To do so, click on the 'Sign in with Google' button and follow the sign-in steps.
You only require to perform this once if this is your personal device. If this is a shared device where device settings are reset for every new user, then a sign on to Google will need to be performed for each use.
Sign in the with Google - pre sign in.
- Once signed in, any printers that you have been allocated will be displayed in your 'Active printer list'.
Printer list - Assigned through Google sign in.
- Printing using directprint.io is easy and the process should already be familiar to you.
Using your favourite text editor, browser or any other app that you would like to print from navigate to 'File' > 'Print' or 'cmd + p' and then select the printer you would like to use followed by 'Print'.
native printing screen example.
Using the directprint.io app for the first time with Quick codes.
- Your administrator may provide you with one or more QuickCodes. You can enter these codes into the directprint.io app under ‘Enter a directprint.io QuickCode ’to get permanent access to printers.
To remove the printer use the small minus icon to the right of the printer name.
N.B If a printer has been assigned to you through another method, then you will be unable to remove the printer from your list. In this case, contact your system administrator to remove any unwanted printers from your list.
Printer list - Assigned through QuickCode.
Advanced Printing Options
If your system administrator has configured the printer to allow for different printing options to be available to you then you may be presented with a number of different print options.
Reprint detection & Ink saving
When this option is enabled, you will be presented with the screen shown below. This screen allows you to make changes that help reduce the amount of ink/toner used. For example, if you are printing a first draft you may wish to remove all images.
Furthermore, if this is a reprint of a document that was printed in the last 24 hours, it will be highlighted to you. Click ‘Print’ to initiate the print.
Reprint detection & Ink saving screen
Further advanced options
Advanced options such as stapling, hole punching and other advanced multi-functional printer /copier options may be displayed to you if enabled. In such as scenrio the screen show below will be displayed to you. Click ‘Print’ to initiate the print.
Advanced printing options screen.
Congratulations, you should now be an expert in printing with directprint.io on macOS. If you have any further questions or require further help, please contact your system administrator.