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How to Add Printers on Mac

How to Add Printers on Mac


mac-printerAfter purchasing a new printer and setting it up you’ll need to add it to your Mac’s list of printers to be able to print from it. You don’t usually have to worry about adding print drives as with a Mac it will automatically search the internet for the most recent drives available. If you’re running Mountain Lion print drivers will even become apart of the system update.

To add a printer, open System Preferences and click on the Print & Scan tab. Once you’ve opened this tab you’ll see the list of printers that you can currently print to on the left had side of the screen and the printer information on the right. To add a new printer click on the “+” button below the list of printers. Your Mac will automatically begin searching for new printers and populate a list of printers to choose from. Once your printer shows up in this list, click on it and your Mac will populate the name and gather the necessary drivers for the printer. Once it’s done clicking on Add in the lower left corner will add the printer to your list of available printers.

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