Connecting to LSE printers from your Mac OS X laptop

Please note: It is possible to print from your laptop without the need to install printer drivers, by using the Mobile Printing service. The service allows users to submit print jobs via a web browser when connected to the LSE network. Go to and log in using your LSE username and password to get started.

You can also print by emailing your documents to (via the LSE network or StudentCom).

To print directly from applications on your personally-owned laptop, you need to follow the two steps below: 

Step 1: Set up the printers (install printer drives)

1. Open System Preferences | Printers and Scanners

2. If required, unlock the page by selecting Click the lock to make changes

3. Click + to add a new printer

4. Control-click the toolbar, then select Customize Toolbar

5. Drag the Advanced icon onto the toolbar and click Done

6. Click Advanced and select Type > select > LPD/LRE Host or Printer

For Black and White printers

  • In the Device URL box, enter lpd://
  • In the Name box, enter LSEMobile-BW-MFD
  • In the Location box, enter LSE
  • In the Use drop-down list, select Generic PCL Printer

For Colour Printers

  • In the Device URL box, enter lpd://
  • In the Name box, enter LSEMobile-Colour-MFD
  • In the Location box, enter LSE
  • In the Use drop-down list, select Generic PostScript Printer

7. Click Add

8. Tick Duplex Printing Unit to enable double-sided printing, and close System Preferences

9. When prompted to enter a password, enter the password for your computer (not your LSE password)


Step 2: Connect & print

1. Connect to the internet via eduroam or the wired network service in LSE Halls of residence

2. Use the print command in the software you're using to send your document to LSEMobile-BW-MFD or LSEMobile-Colour-MFD

3. When prompted to log in, enter your LSE username and password

4. Release the print job from a Canon device by tapping your ID card on the card reader

Paying for printing

There is a charge per side for black and white as well as colour printing. To print on any of the student printers at LSE, you will need credit on your printing account. For more information, see Online Printing Payment.