Set Up a Macintosh Computer to Print to Pharos

Macintosh computers can be configured to send print jobs to the Pharos printing system at CUIMC. The downloads will install both Pharos and the printer drivers for the current printers on campus.  Follow the steps below or see our video tutorial.

  1. Download the CUIMC_Pharos-9.0.11.pkg (installation) file for Macintosh.
  2. If prompted, Save the file(s) to the desired location on your computer. It can be deleted once the installation is completed.
  3. Double-click or ctrl-click on the downloaded CUIMC_Pharos-9.0.11.pkg file. The Install CUIMC Pharos window will open.
    NOTE: If you see a warning about an unidentified developer, please follow the steps on Apple's website to Open a Mac app from an unidentified developer.
  4. Select Continue to begin, then Continue again to pass the Read Me information.
  5. Make sure your Macintosh HD is selected as the installation destination, then click InstallInstall CUIMC Pharos window with install button circled
  6. When prompted type in the admin password or biometric for your computer, then select Install Software.
  7. An installation was successful message will appear when done, select Close to finish. The installer (.pkg) file can be deleted from your computer.
  8. Verify that your Mac has the printers installed and updated: Open System Preferences (click the Apple icon in the upper left) and select Printers & Scanners.
  9. Both CUIMC B&W and CUIMC Color should appear in the left Printers list.  Open print queue button in Printers and Scanners windowTo test that set up completed properly, send a print job to either of these CUIMC printers and make sure the Pharos Popup window appears.
    • If you are on campus connected to Mercury wifi or the wired network, you can enter your UNI and click Print to add a job to your queue (if you are not, you will see a "failed to contact" error).
    • Nothing will be deducted from your Pharos quota until you sign in or swipe your ID at a Pharos printer on campus to print out the job.Pharos popup window prompting for your uni
  10. Close any popup and the Printers & Scanners window.

The Pharos printer queues CUMC B&W and CUMC Color will now be available when printing from your Mac.

NOTE: Your computer may have set a Pharos printer as your default after installation. To change this, open System Preferences and select Printers & Scanners, then change the Default Printer option near the bottom of the window.



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1. In the error message, click the Show in Finder button.
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