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Printer and scanner software available for download for your Mac

OS X automatically downloads software for many scanners and printers as needed. Learn which printer and scanner software is available as automatic updates for OS X Mountain Lion and later.

Apple delivers third-party software for scanners and printers as software updates. To set up your printer or scanner, just connect it to your Mac. If software is needed and available, OS X automatically downloads and installs it.

Check for software updates
 before connecting your printer or scanner. This updates the list of the latest supported printer and scanner models on your Mac. If you don’t check for updates before trying to connect a new printer, you might not see available software when you connect your device. If you’re using a Wi-Fi printer, be sure to connect your printer to your Wi-Fi network before adding it to your Mac.To view the complete list of printers and scanners that are available as software updates, see the located at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201465. Use your browser’s Find feature (usually Command-F) to search for a specific name or model number in this article. If you don’t see software listed for a specific model, check to see if it’s included as part of a series of printers that includes your printer model. For example, a printer with the model number 5070 might use the software for the “5000” or “5000 Series.”

About AirPrint

AirPrint is an Apple technology that lets you create full-quality printed output without the need to download or install drivers. AirPrint is built in to many printer models from most popular printer manufacturers. AirPrint supports additional printers not listed in this article.

Original article located at: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201465

Updated on September 28, 2016

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