Printer
  1. Select System Preferences from the apple menu.
  2. Click on the Print & Fax icon in the System Preferences window.
  3. In the Print & Fax window, click the plus sign icon.
  4. Click on the IP button in the pop-up window.
  5. From the Protocol drop-down menu, select Internet Printing Protocol – IPP.
  6. Type in the printer’s IP address in the Address field. (If you don’t know your printer’s IP address, contact your system administrator for assistance.) The message Valid and complete address will appear if you typed in the address correctly. The address will also be filled in automatically in the Name field.
  7. Type a descriptive name for the printer in the Name and Location fields if you want. Even though, by default, the IP address is filled in, you can change this to any name you want (i.e., printer location, printer model).
  8. Select the option Select a driver to use from the Print Using drop-down list to search the available network printers for the printer you want to add.
    • A list of printers is displayed. You can either scroll or enter your printer name in the search field above the list to locate the printer you want to add.
  9. Once you’ve located the printer, choose that printer by clicking on its listing so that it is highlighted, and then click on the Add button.
    • Another window may be displayed listing additional options on your printer that it has detected. To make sure these options are included so you can take full advantage of them, select those options by clicking on the check box next to them and clicking the Continue button.
    • You’ll be returned to the Print & Fax window, and your printer will be listed in the Printers list.
  10. If the printer you just added is listed as your default printer, you can change the default printer by selecting a different printer from the Default Printer drop-down list.

Setting up a printer on a Mac is generally quite a bit easier than setting one up on a PC. In most cases, you won’t even need a driver disc, but if you’ve never done it before, you may not know where to start. The big benefit of Mac OS X printing is that the operating system maintains a database of printers, so it can automatically install or download the right software in most cases. We will look at a few different types of printer connection types, and how to set up each type on a Mac.

  • The latest Quick Setup Guide or Network User's Guide is available in the Manuals section. Click on the Apple Menu and choose System Preferences. Click on the Print & Fax, Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners icon. Click on the + button. Click on Default. Choose your Brother machine from Printer Name list.
  • Before following any steps below, install drivers for the printer on your Mac as if you were connecting to it directly via USB. If you are lucky your Mac will detect the printer automatically, but.
  • On iOS and macOS, most HP printers work with Apple AirPrint to provide full-quality printing without the need to download or install drivers. For additional functionality, please download the HP Smart app from the App Store for iPhone and iPad or the Mac App Store.

USB Printers

How To Install A Printer On Mac

Adding a USB printer to a Mac is one of the easiest connection methods. With the printer plugged in and turned on, connect the printer to the Mac via USB cable. In most cases, the Mac will recognize the printer automatically, and may prompt you with a message to begin downloading some software for the printer. If the printer isn’t automatically recognized, however, try this manual process.

CanonPrinter Setup For Mac
  1. In the Dock, click System Preferences.
  2. Click Printers & Scanners. The Printers & Scanners window will appear.
  3. Click the + button and choose Add Printer or Scanner.
  4. Click Default to view a list of available printers, and look for the model number of the printer you just connected.
  5. Click to select the printer, then click Add. At this point, the Mac will begin installing the printer or prompt you to download drivers. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the installation.

Network and AirPrint Printers

Printer Setup For Mac

Epson Printer Setup For Mac

If your printer is on a network, either wired or wireless, it is still very easy to install on a Mac. Printers that support the AirPrint protocol don’t even require any drivers! First, make sure the Mac and printer are on the same network, then follow these steps.

  1. In the Dock, click System Preferences.
  2. Click Printers & Scanners.
  3. Click the + button and choose Add Printer or Scanner.
  4. Click Default to view a list of available printers. Use the search box to find the printer if necessary.
  5. You may need to click the IP tab to find your network printer. If the printer is on a Windows workgroup, click Windows and browse for the printer by network.
  6. Once you have selected the network printer, click the Add button. The system will install the necessary software, and may ask permission to download some drivers. Agree to the download and follow the prompts.

Here is a video demonstrating the process for adding a wired or wireless network printer:

Following are the steps to install an Evolis USB printer on a Mac running OS X version 10.4 through version 10.11. Prior to starting the installation, make sure you have Administrator rights. Plug the printer into an open USB port on the Mac and power-on the printer. Follow the on-screen prompts to add your printer or set up a new printer. Step 2: Print or scan documents and photos On the HP Smart app home screen, click a tile to print or scan an item from your printer, or scan images with the camera on the Mac.

Canon Printer Setup For Mac

As you can see, setting up a printer is generally much easier on a Mac than on a Windows PC. Once you know the proper steps, the operating system can handle most of the process of locating and installing drivers, so that you never have to go searching for downloads, or use an outdated driver disc. If you’re still struggling to get the printer set up, see Apple’s support article on Troubleshooting printer issues in OS X.

Hp Wireless Printer Setup For Mac

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