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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...


  1. Click File, Print from within an application such as Word or Firefox.
  2. From the menu under the Presets menu select Xerox Features
  3. On the menu below the Xerox Features select Image Options

Xerox features colour settings OS X…

Fig 1 - Print dialogue box

  1. Under the Colour Correction option select Black and White
  2. Now select Paper/Output on the menu below Xerox Features

    Xerox features paper output OS X…

Fig 2 - Print dialogue with presets menu

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

    Save presets menu box OS X…

Fig 3 - Print dialogue 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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