How to install a printer on Mac OS

This post will teach you how to install a printer on mac operating systems by following our detailed, nine-step tutorial.

In this post, we will show you how to connect your printer to a Mac computer. In general, Mac is usually printer-friendly considering the fact that each time a printer is connected to it the installation will be done automatically. You will just need to connect the printer USB cable to the USB port of the Mac computer.

Afterward, you will only need to click on the print option and the printer will be installed automatically to allow you to print documents.

In case your Mac does not connect automatically to the printer when the USB cable is plug to both the printer and the computer, you will have to install the printer drivers by following the steps given below. You will need to add the printer to the printing and fax preferences menu on your computer.

In this case, you will need the set of drivers compatible with your operating system, which you can find in the support area of the developer website. In this website, you will have access to any set of drivers needed no matter your printer brand or model, and every driver found on this website are compatible with OS.


Instructions for installing a printer on Mac OS:

Step #1:
Turn the Mac computer ON and wait until the entire initialization process is completed.

Now that the printer is up and running, please insert the driver's installation CD in your computer to start the installation process. If your computer is unable to recognize or read the CD, open the CD folder on your computer then click on drivers and select the ones compatible with Mac OS.


Step #2:
Please check the printer 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 by 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 installing printer
Step #7:
Click on the icon named 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 to your computer, even if we have 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 avoid printing problems. Now that you have completed the process, you are ready to start printing.
select the printer you need
select the printer you need

Even if you have correctly followed the instructions, sometimes this procedure might fail. If it happens to you, please leave a comment on the section below and we will assist you as soon as possible.

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