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How to install a printer on mac OS

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Mac computers are usually very printer-friendly, since they install them automatically each time a printer is connected to them. In principle, you’d only to attach the printer’s USB cable to a free USB port in your mac computer and it would do the rest.

Afterwards, when we want to print a document, we will only have to click on the Print option and the printer will be installed in our computer automatically.

This, of course, is the best case scenario. When things don’t go down this road, you’ll have to install your printer’s drivers by following the steps described ahead. If this is the case, you must add the printer through the printing and fax preferences menu on your computer.

You will need:
The set of drivers compatible with your operating system, which you can find in the support area of the developer’s own website. They will give you any set of drivers you need, regardless of your printer’s brand or model. All the drivers found in this website will be compatible with your own OS.

Instructions for installing a printer on mac OS:

Step #1:
Turn your mac computer on and let it finish the entire initialization process. Please wait all the necessary time to make sure everything will work out.
Now that the printer’s up and running, please insert the drivers installation CD in your computer to start the installation process. If your computer can’t recognize it or read the files inside, open the CD folder in your computer, click on drivers and select the ones compatible with mac OS.

Step #2:
Please check the printer’s original packaging for any quick start manual. This will teach you how to get your printer going for the first time and help you make secure and reliable connections.

Step #3:
You can now turn the printer on my pressing the on/off button.
button on printers
button on printers
Step #4:
Look around your desktop for the CD shortcut icon. The printer’s drivers will be inside this folder.

Step #5:
Double-click on the icon to start the installation process. If you have the CD, it will be inside this folder on your computer. If you’ve downloaded the drivers, please follow the instructions given to you by the program.
installing mac os operating system
mac os operating system
Step #6:
Open the system preference program on your mac computer. It can be located in the macintosh applications folder.
logo mac to install printers
mac to install printers
Step #7:
Click on the icon called printers and faxes; mac has a folder for all these imaging devices, just like windows. Here, you will be able to configure anything you want, such as setting up a default printer on your computer.

You can now configure this printer as much as you want. From this step forward, we will show you how an installed printer looks on mac OS.
printers and other devices on mac
printers and other devices
Step #8:
You will need to add this printer on your computer, even if we’ve already installed ours in this post. Please click on the plus (+) option to continue this procedure, and click on next every time you need to.

You will need to read the information provided with much care and attention to avoid future inconveniences.
add the printer to mac
add the printer to mac
Step #9:
Click on the available printer listing and select the printer you want to install on this computer. You can now click on add printer. Remember to read all the information carefully to stay away of printing problems. Everything’s now ready to start printing.
select the printer you need
select the printer you need
This procedure may not work out for you even if you follow each and every step of this tutorial. If this happens, please contact us by leaving a comment in the section below this post and we will gladly help you out.

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