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How to set printing defaults for Print@UCL using Mac OS X

This guide explains how to set your printing defaults for Print@UCL, so that you can do not need to reset them each time you print.

We recommend always using mono & duplex setting when printing unless other settings are specifically required.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Students
  • Staff
  • IT Administrators
  • SLMS staff
  • Researchers

Before you start...

  • You will need an Apple Mac computer running Mac OS X and connected to the internet
  • A connection to Print @ UCL already setup: Connecting to Print @ UCL using a Mac Guide
  • These instructions are based on Mac OS X 10.13 (OS Ventura)


  1. Click File, Print from within an application such as Word or Firefox.
  2. Scroll down to the Printer Options menu click Xerox Features
  3. On the popup menu select Image Options from the drop down

Xerox features colour settings OS X…

Fig 1 - Image Options Menu

  1. Select Black and White
  2. Now select Paper/Output from the drop down menu                                                                                 

    Xerox print options mac

Fig 2 - Paper/Outpu menu options

  1. Select 2-Sided Print and click OK
  2. On the Presets menu click Save Current Settings as Preset...

    Save presets menu box OS X…

Fig 3 - Print dialogue Presets save option

  1. Give the Preset a name such as print-UCL and set it for all printers

    Preset name save box OS X…

Fig 4 - Preset save window

  1. Click OK.
  2. Hold down the Option (alt) key when choosing your preset and it will become default.

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