Adding Custom Printers

You can register non-Ricoh printers using custom printer definition files created by regional experts.
Important: Before registering a printer, make sure that both your computer and the printer are correctly connected to the network. For details about how to connect the printer to a network, see the printer documentation.
To add a custom printer:
  1. Go to StartAll appsRICOH TotalFlow Prep and click Custom Printer Tool.
    Note: The procedure might differ according to the operating system you are using.
    The Custom Printer Tool opens in the default web browser.
  2. Add the custom printer definition file for the custom printer that you want to register.
    For more information, see Importing a Custom Printer Definition File.
  3. In TotalFlow Prep, go to SettingsPrinter Management.
    Settings menu — Printer Management
    Note: You can also open the Printer Management screen directly from the printer selection menu on the menu bar.
  4. On the Printer Management screen, click Add Printer.
    Printer Management screen — Add Printer
  5. On the Add Printer screen, follow these steps:
    Add Printer screen — Adding a custom printer
    1. In the Printer name field, enter a display name for the printer.
      Enter up to 32 bytes.
    2. Under Printer type, select Custom printer.
    3. Under Printer model, select the custom printer that you want to add.
      The list of printers depends on the custom printer definition files added through the Custom Printer Tool.
    4. Click Settings... and specify the installable options available on the printer.
      Note: The specified installable options determine which settings are available for jobs that use this printer.

      For more information, see Using the Installable Options.

    5. Configure the rest of the printer settings in the General tab.
      For details about a specific setting, click the Help button to display the on-screen field help.
      Note: SNMP settings are not available for custom printers.
    6. Click OK.