Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Installing Canon Multi Function Devices iR C4080/C4580 on OS X 10.6.6

We've got a print server set up which controls the print queues for the new(ish) Canon MFD devices around college with the potential for charging. I think it uses some Canon type software to keep a track of it all. So, on speaking to the guy managing all this he has tried and tested it. Pretty simple really, not sure why I'm writing this down. I guess just in case I have acute amnesia.


  1. Install the PPD's from the downloaded PKG file (not sure where it's from but I did find something similar here on the Canon Website under PPD drivers. Same name and size.) called - CanonPPD300.pkg.
  2. Load up System Preferences and go to Print & Fax
  3. Add printer (the little plus sign in the bottom left)
  4. Setup an IP printer
    1. Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    2. put the DNS address of the server (no "LPD://" at the beginning)
    3. put in the queue name - CanonCOLOUR - for our printer
    4. whatever name you want
    5. whereever
    6. Click "select printer software"
      1. do a quick search for "4080" and click on "Canon iR C4080/C4580"
Done. Tested and works a treat. 

To print black and white, in the File > Print dialogue box:

  1. Printer Features option in the main drop-down just below "Orientation options"
  2. Change Feature Sets to "Color 1"
  3. Change Color Mode to "Black and White"


  1. Do you have a link to the CanonPPD300.pkg? Canon website doesn't wanna play ball :/

  2. I do not know where it came from, but I have found something very similar on the Canon Website ->