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Installing a Star Ethernet (LAN) Printer on Mac OS using CUPS

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

Supported Printers: TSP100LAN, TSP100IIILAN, TSP100IIIW, TSP650IILAN, TSP700IILAN, TSP800IILAN, mc-Print 3, mc-Print 2

Supported Interfaces: LAN, Wi-Fi.

Supported Environments: Mac OS

Installing 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.


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 Ethernet (LAN) Printer

In the Apple mark in the menu bar, open [System Preferences] and click on the [Printers & Scanners] icon.


The Print & Fax window appears. Click on [+].

From the “IP” tab, choose the following settings and click on [Add].

  • Protocol: Line Printer Daemon – LPD
  • Address: IP address of printer being set (Check in self-print)
  • Queue: Any character string (Printer cannot be used if left blank.)
  • Name: Any character string (The IP address is automatically input by default.)
  • Print Using: “Select the driver to use…” or “Select printer software…” Select the driver to use.



If the name of the specified printer is added to the printer list, the printer has been added.

This Completes the Ethernet (LAN) printer installation

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