Of course, as a Mac user, iMac, MacBook or MacBook Pro, surely you don’t only use it for typing, opening e-mail, graphic design, video editing but also for printing documents. If you want to print from a MacBook, for example, you must first install a printer on a Mac like a Windows user. You need to add a printer on Mac or connect a Mac portable computer to the printer. In general, most printers today still use a USB connection so that we can easily set the printer after plugging in the USB cable of the printer to Mac, reported from the Apple page. Unlike installing a printer on Windows, there are several vendors that do not provide bundles of printer drivers so we need to download and install Mac printer drivers manually. This is what causes some people to have trouble installing the printer on Mac OS X or macOS Sierra. In addition, there is also because Mac OS X that we use is not supported by the printer.
For those of you who use Bluetooth printer settings or with a WiFi connection, make sure the active wireless connection on the Mac device is used. In this article, All HP Sofware will share a tutorial on how to install and printer settings for the HP Deskjet 1515 on Mac OS X. The HP Deskjet 1510 Series printer with USB connection is very easy to install, there is no need to download and install the printer driver on the Mac manually because it is included in macOS Sierra. Before following the way to install a printer on a Mac below, make sure you know the “minimum system requirements” needed by the printer to be used.
After that, follow the steps below.
1. Turn on the printer and plug the USB cable into the Mac.
2. Click the Apple Menu icon> System Preferences.
or you can also directly click on System Preferences in the Dock.
3. Select the Printers & Scanners menu to add printers on Mac
4. Next, press the (+) sign to install the printer on the Mac and then select the printer in the Default menu and the Name column and which has the description of Kind USB
5. Then add the printer above, it will download the printer driver automatically and wait a while until it appears as shown below.
Furthermore, you can print documents from MacBook after following the way to add printers in the Mac above by pressing the Apple keyboard combination, Command + P. For other brands and types of printers such as Canon, Epson or others we can also install it.
Besides connecting the USB to Mac cable directly to install the printer on Mac, you can also use the printer sharing method from Windows to Mac or vice versa which will be discussed in the next article.
Hopefully this article can help you in finding the right solution.