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How to install printer driver for Sharp MX5500N photocopier

windows XP
– Download sharp-MX-5500N.zip, and unzip it.
– Click on setup.exe
– Click on “standard setup”
– If the copier is not found, click on Specify Condition…, type in
130.113.172.49, click on search
– Select the correct copier, name should be
“phys-copier.physics.mcmaster.ca”, or ip=130.113.172.49. Click on Next
– Click next
– Select PCL6
Click Next
– Select “no” for default printer quesiton. Click Next
– Click next
Installation process begins
– Click OK

The driver is now installed. We need to do an auto configure.
Click Start->”Printers and Faxes”
Right click on “SHARP MX-5500N PCL6” -> Properties -> Configuration
-> Auto Configuration
Check those items with a hand, Click OK->OK.

The first time you use this copier as a printer, you must tell the printer driver which account number to use. In your application, do

– File->Print
– Select SHARP MX-5500N PCL6
– click on Properties->Job handling
– Select “User Number” and enter your account number
– Click OK

Windows 7 / 8
Download 32 or 64 bit drive from Sharp for 64 bit, it is “WINDOWS 64BIT OS PRINT DRIVER PACKAGE FOR C-DRG-VENUS.ZIP”. Unpack, You will see drive for “PCL6_PS_PPD printer drive_64.zip”. Unpack it again. Now run “WHQL PCL6_PS_PPD Printer Driver_64 bit.exe”.

choose Custom installation. select “LPR Direct Print”.

Click Next

Enter ip 130.113.172.49,

click Next.
Select “MX5500N”

Click Next
Select PCL6

Select “No”

click Next->Next->Next->OK

The driver is now installed. We need to do an auto configure.
Right click the just added printer, SHARP MX-5500N PCL6, select “Printer Properties”.
Click on configuration, Auto Configuration. Select all items mark by a hand.

click “OK”->”OK”

The first time you use this copier as a printer, you must tell the printer driver which account number to use. In your application, do

– File->Print
– Select SHARP MX-5500N PCL6
– click on Properties->Job handling
– Select “User Number” and enter your account number
– Click OK

OSX
Depend on your OS version, download either
MXCOLOR-1807-OSX10.4.TGZ or MXCOLOR-1106-OSX10.5.TGZ
Expand it and install it in the standard mac way.

You then use “System Preferences” -> “Print & Fax” to add printer.
Click “+” -> “IP printer”.
Enter
“130.113.172.49” for address.
“copier” for Name.
“Print Using” line should be filled with “SHARP MX-5500N PPD”. If not, select that.
The dialog looks like this:

Click “Add”.
Change
“Output Tray Options” to “”Finisher”.
The dialog looks like this:

Click “Continue”. The printer driver is now installed.

Next, tell the printer driver which account number to use. In an application, do File->Print. When the print dialog pops up, click on the option selection pull down and select “Job Handling”. Select “User Number”, fill in your account number, and click on the lock button. Click on “Print”. The account number should be remembered now. There is no need to change the job ID secton, it will be filled up automatically. The dialog looks like this:

The full manual to use the printing function of this copier is here:
Sharp copier printing manual