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Installing a Star Bluetooth Printer on Mac OS using CUPS

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This application note shows how to install the Star Bluetooth Desktop printers on Mac OS

Supported Printers: TSP100IIIBI, TSP650IIBi, TSP700IIBi, TSP800IIBi, mc-Print 3, mc-Print 2

Supported Interfaces: Bluetooth

Supported Environments: Mac OS

Installing the Star CUPS Driver.

Place the “” file on your desktop and expand it by double-clicking on the file.





The screen below appears by double-clicking the expanded <starcupsdrv-x.xx.x_mac> file. Click on the “Driver” folder to open it.


The screen below is displayed.

Double-click <starcupsdrv-x.xx.x.pkg> to begin the installation.


The following window is displayed. Click [Continue].


Select the hard-disk to install with the program, then click [Continue].


Click [Install] to start the installation.



A confirmation message appears indicating that you need to restart your computer after the installation. If there is no problem, click [Continue installation].



If the confirmation window shown below is displayed, enter the username and password having administrator rights, then click [Install Software].


The installation ends successfully.

Note: When the installation has ended successfully, the window shown below is displayed. And the website of Star Micronics Cloud will appear in the new browser window. You can register your Star Micronics Cloud account from this page to use our cloud services.

Please click [Restart] and restart your computer.

Installing the Bluetooth Printer

To pair them with the Bluetooth printer, proceed as follows.

Turn the printer power ON.

Hold down the PAIR button of the Bluetooth card for more than 10 seconds to set the pairing mode of the printer. (Excluding TSP100IIIBI, POP10, MCP31LB, MCP20B and MCP21LB)

Click Bluetooth icon, and select “Set up new device”. When click “Forward”, the system finds the printer.

Select the printer which is displayed in the Search panel, and click “Continue”. The system starts the pairing.

If the pairing is unsuccessful, please try again.

Open your favorite web browser and navigate to “http://localhost:631/admin”.


Click “Add Printer”.

Note: When a dialog box is displayed requesting certification, enter the root password and press [Yes].



Select the “LPD/LPR Host or Printer”. Then click “Continue”.


Specify the device URI for the printer as shown below and click “Continue”.

starbluetooth://<<Bluetooth Address>> ex. starbluetooth://00-12-f3-1c-2f-a4


In the Add Printer screen, enter the printer name, location and description. Then click “Continue”.

Location and Description can be left blank.


Select “STAR” as the Make. Then click “Continue”.


Select the printer model. Then click “Add Printer”.


This Completes the Bluetooth printer installation.

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