I needed to print to a Konica Minolta bizhub 363 Multi-Function Device (MFD) from a MacBook Pro laptop running OS X Yosemite (10.10.5). When I checked the system to see if there was already an appropriate Konical Minolta printer driver present on the laptop, I did not see any Konica Minolta printer drivers.
$ ls -l /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources | grep -i Konica $
So I searched for one at the Konica Minolta
Support & Downloads page. I downloaded the
BH423PSMacOS109_1100MU.dmg (10240 KB) file (you have to accept the license
agreement before you can download the file). If you double-click on the
downloaded file, in the OS X
Finder, you will see
appear under Devices. If you click on that item, you will see two
files are contained in the
Apple Disk Image .dmg file: Readme_e.txt
To install the driver, double-click on the .pkg file which will open a "Welcome to the 423 Series PS Installer" window.
Click on Continue and then Continue again at the "Important Information" and "Software End User License Agreement" windows that follow. Then click on Install at the standard install window where you have an opportunity to change the install location, if you so desire.
Provide the password for an account with administrator-level access on the system when prompted. You should then see a window stating "The installation was successful."
You can then click on the Close button. You should then see
Konica Minolta files, including one for the bizhub 363 driver, in the
$ ls -l /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources | grep -i Konica -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 42831 Feb 23 2016 KONICAMINOLTA223.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 42830 Feb 23 2016 KONICAMINOLTA283.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 42830 Feb 23 2016 KONICAMINOLTA363.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 42828 Feb 23 2016 KONICAMINOLTA423.gz $
Once the driver has been placed on the system, you can add a Konica Minolta bizhub 363 printer from a command line interface, e.g., a Terminal window using the lpadmin command.
$ lpadmin -p "192.1168233.41" -v "lpd://192.168.233.41" -D "Konica Minolta BizHu b 363 MFD" -L "Building 14 Room E158" -P "/Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resour ces/KONICAMINOLTA363.gz" -E $
When adding a printer from the command line using the lpadmin command, you
can specify the IP address of the printer with the
(lowercase "p") argument. Other arguments for the command include the following:
-v "device-uri" Sets the device-uri attribute of the printer queue. Use the -v option with the lpinfo(8) command to get a list of supported device URIs and schemes. -D "info" Provides a textual description of the destination. -L "location" Provides a textual location of the destination. -P ppd-file Specifies a PostScript Printer Description file to use with the printer. If specified, this option overrides the -i option (interface script).
The text enclosed in quotes after the
-D can be any
description you want to give to the printer and the
any text you wish to use to indicate the location of the printer.
-P (uppercase "P") option, I referenced the
Konica Minolta BizHub 363
PostScript Printer Description file placed on the system with the
installation of the driver software from Konica Minolta's website.
-v option is followed by a
resource identifier (URI). In this case that was
followed by the IP address of the printer because the printer supports the
Printer Daemon protocol.
After you've added a printer, you can verify that it has been added
lpstat command. E.g.,
lptstat -p -d
shows all of the printers added to the system and the default printer, if
any, for the system.
$ lpstat -p -d printer 192.168.233.41 is idle. enabled since Thu Sep 1 14:56:01 2016 Data file sent successfully. no system default destination $
Options that you can use for the command are shown below:
-d Shows the current default destination. -h server[:port] Specifies an alternate server. -l Shows a long listing of printers, classes, or jobs. -o [destination(s)] Shows the jobs queue on the specified destinations. If no destina- tions are specified all jobs are shown. -p [printer(s)] Shows the printers and whether or not they are enabled for print- ing. If no printers are specified then all printers are listed.