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10.3: Print to a Xerox DocuCenter 405 Copier System

In our office we have Xerox DocuCenter 405 copier/printer/scanner/fax that operates as our primary printer. When they came to install it, they gave us special software to use to install on our PCs to make it work. As for Mac support, they said we were basically out of luck.

However I found out that the DocuCenter can act as a PCL compatible printer. So with a little configuring, I managed to add it as a network printer. Here is how ....

  1. Open the Printer Setup Utility : Applications -> Utilites -> Printer Setup Utility
  2. Click the ADD button
  3. Choose IP Printing From the 1st Drop Down list
  4. Printer Type: LPD/LPR
  5. Printer Address: 192.168.x.x (Insert the IP address for your Printer here)
  6. Queue Name: (leave blank)
  7. Printer Model: Choose HP
  8. Model Name: Choose any PCL 5 compatible printer (HP Laserjet 6 worked fine for me)
  9. Press Add
Now you should have a new entry in your Printer List for the Xerox DocuCenter. Currently it's name will be the IP address you typed in. If you want to give it a meaningful name, do the following:
  1. Select the New Entry
  2. Click on Show Info
  3. Select the "Name & Location" in the Drop Down List
  4. Enter Something Meaningful for a name (eg Xerox DocuCenter)
Enjoy being a normal part of office printing again.
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Which Xerox is that?
Authored by: tonyo on Jan 23, '04 01:14:53PM
Which printer is that? Xerox has OSX ppds posted on their site for their multifunction devices -
You may want to use one of them instead of the HP PPD, to take advantage of different input trays and other options. I couldn't find a mention of a DocuCenter 405 anywhere, though, for any platform. You sure you've got the model number right? Tony

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Which Xerox is that?
Authored by: BenK1342 on Jan 25, '04 10:41:21PM

FujiXerox makes DocuCentre printers only for the Japanese market I think. In my office in Nagasaki we have a DocuCentre 351 FS. You can download the PPDs from the Japanese FujiXerox site at

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10.3: Print to a Xerox DocuCenter 405 Copier
Authored by: b17bmbr on Jan 23, '04 07:42:19PM

we have 2 xerox document centers at the school where i teach. they have a web interface as well. send it pdf's and it is happy. no, it's not directly printing, however, if you send it a pdf, you can schedule when to print, two sided, etc. (p.s. it runs a unix variant, and runs apache. i nmap'd it. bad me!!)

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10.3: Print to a Xerox DocuCenter 405 Copier
Authored by: gorkonapple on Jan 25, '04 01:09:38PM

I agree with the others. Use the Xerox PPD. ANY time you want to do anything other then just print to a Xerox printer, you need their stuff. Postscript would have been a better choice if there is no Xerox ppd. Also, try . What you did works, but if you want to use anything like the stapler if it's so equipped or anything else, use Xerox's stuff.

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10.3: Print to a Xerox DocuCenter 405 Copier
Authored by: tcleu on Sep 27, '04 12:01:08AM

My very first post :-)

You could get the PPD installer from <>

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10.3: Print to a Xerox DocuCenter 405 Copier
Authored by: ottomatic1 on May 28, '08 02:16:05PM

Thanks for the info. I was trying to print to a Xerox Workcentre 4118 with the included Mac OS X drivers on the website. They just produced pages of jibberish when using the drivers. The HP Laserjet 6 series drivers from Gutenprint worked perfectly with the USB port. I haven't tried them on a network config yet. I'm using OS 10.5.1.

Thanks, again

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