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HP LaserJet - HP LaserJet print drivers for Mac OS X 10.6

Mac OS X v10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’ includes HP LaserJet print drivers

Mac OS X v10.6 ‘SnowLeopard’ customers

The latest HP printer driver for devices listed below are built into Mac OS X 10.6. You do not need to download or reinstall any HP software for full printing functionality.

HP LaserJet print drivers are included in Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD and also available via Apple Software Updates.

NOTE: Please do not reinstall drivers from HP LaserJet CDs or web downloads for previous Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4, or 10.5. The latest SnowLeopard compatible drivers are included in Mac OS X 10.6 and you’ll experience best performance and functionality if the latest HP software is used.
NOTE: There is no HP Print Utility support for devices below. You can administer all networked HP LaserJet printers by accessing the Embedded Web Server in the printer.

A few different ways to open the printers Embedded Web Server include:

  1. From Safari – open the Bonjour tab under the book icon pull down menu and select the printer.

  2. From any web browser, enter printers IP address in the browsers address bar.

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Snow Leopard - HP LaserJet printer setup instructions

  1. Upgrade install from Mac OS X v10.4, 10.5:

    If updating a Mac using the Snow Leopard DVD, the install process should automatically detect your previous HP printer queue, delete, and then create a new HP printer queue using the latest HP printer drivers included in Snow Leopard.

    USB printers:

    1. Make sure printer is turned On and connected.

    2. Open a document to print, and then choose File, Print.

    3. Open the Printer pop-up and choose your printer.

    4. If you don’t see your printer, choose Add Printer, and then select More Printers button.

    5. In the Name column, select the printer, then click Add.

    Network printers:

    You can connect to HP printers on your local network that use Bonjour, IP, and Open Directory, as well as shared printers connected to an Apple Airport base station.
    NOTE: Apple does NOT support AppleTalk in new Mac OS X 10.6.
    1. Choose File, Print.

    2. Open the Printer pop-up menu and choose your printer. It may be in the Nearby Printers submenu.

    3. If your printer does not appear, choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.

    4. A dialog appears listing any Bonjour, IP, shared, and Open Directory printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.

      NOTE: On larger networks, outside the Bonjour link-local network, your printer may not show up in the list. You can connect to the printer using IP. An IP printer is a network printer that uses TCP/IP protocol (such as JetDirect, LPD/LPR, IPP) to communicate with your printer. You need to know the IP address or DNS name.
    5. Click IP in the toolbar.

    6. Select HP Jetdirect - Socket in the Protocol pull down menu.

    7. Enter the printer’s information available from printers front panel or printers network configuration page.

    8. The system should automatically bind to the HP print driver in the Print Using pull down menu.

    9. Click Add to create the HP printer queue for your HP LaserJet.

    Your computer can usually detect whether a printer has special accessories installed, such as additional paper trays, duplex unit, or extra memory. If it can’t, a dialog appears that lets you specify them. Make sure the settings in that dialog accurately reflect your printer’s installed options to enable full functionality.

  2. Clean install of Snow Leopard or setting up a new Macintosh with Snow Leopard already installed:

    If configuring a new Mac running Snow Leopard or if performing a new or clean install of Snow Leopard:

    For USB connected printers, the install process should automatically create a new HP LaserJet printer queue using the latest HP printer drivers included in Snow Leopard.

    For network connected printers, follow steps below.

    USB printers:

    1. Make sure that printer is turned On and connected.

    2. Open a document to print, and then choose File, Print.

    3. Open the Printer pop-up and choose your printer.

    4. If you don’t see your printer, choose Add Printer, and then select More Printers button.

    5. In the Name column, select the printer, then click Add.

    Network printers:

    You can connect to HP printers on your local network that use Bonjour, IP, and Open Directory, as well as shared printers connected to an Apple Airport base station.

    NOTE: Apple does NOT support AppleTalk in new Mac OS X 10.6.
    1. Choose File, Print.

    2. Open the Printer pop-up menu and choose your printer. It may be in the Nearby Printers submenu.

    3. If your printer does not appear, choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.

    4. A dialog appears listing any Bonjour, IP, shared, and Open Directory printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.

      NOTE: On larger networks, outside the Bonjour link-local network, your printer may not show up in the list. You can connect to the printer using IP. An IP printer is a network printer that uses TCP/IP protocol (such as JetDirect, LPD/LPR, IPP) to communicate with your printer. You need to know the IP address or DNS name.
    5. Click IP in the toolbar.

    6. Select HP Jetdirect - Socket in the Protocol pull down menu.

    7. Enter the printer’s information available from printers front panel or printers network configuration page.

    8. The system should automatically bind to the HP print driver in the Print Using pull down menu.

    9. Click Add to create the HP printer queue for your HP LaserJet.

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HP LaserJet Printers supported in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – Print driver only

HP Color LaserJets

  • HP Color LaserJet

  • HP Color LaserJet 2500 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 2550 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 2605 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 2700 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 3500 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 3550 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 3600 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 3700 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 4500 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 4550 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 4600 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 4650 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 5/5M series

  • HP Color LaserJet 5500 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 5550 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 8500 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 8550 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 9500 series

  • HP Color LaserJet 9500 MFP series

  • HP Color LaserJet CP2020 series

  • HP Color LaserJet CP3525 series

  • HP Color LaserJet CP6015 series

HP B/W mono LaserJets

  • HP LaserJet 1010

  • HP LaserJet 1012

  • HP LaserJet 1015

  • HP LaserJet 1150

  • HP LaserJet 1160 series

  • HP LaserJet 1200

  • HP LaserJet 1220

  • HP LaserJet 1300 series

  • HP LaserJet 1320 series

  • HP LaserJet 2100 Series

  • HP LaserJet 2200 series

  • HP LaserJet 2300 series

  • HP LaserJet 2410 series

  • HP LaserJet 2420 series

  • HP LaserJet 2430 series

  • HP LaserJet 4 Plus series

  • HP LaserJet 4000 Series

  • HP LaserJet 4050 Series

  • HP LaserJet 4100 MFP series

  • HP LaserJet 4100 Series

  • HP LaserJet 4200 series

  • HP LaserJet 4240 series

  • HP LaserJet 4250 series

  • HP LaserJet 4300 series

  • HP LaserJet 4345 mfp

  • HP LaserJet 4350 series

  • HP LaserJet 4ML

  • HP LaserJet 4MP

  • HP LaserJet 4Si series

  • HP LaserJet 4V

  • HP LaserJet 5000 Series

  • HP LaserJet 5100 Series

  • HP LaserJet 5M

  • HP LaserJet 5MP

  • HP LaserJet 5Si

  • HP LaserJet 6MP

  • HP LaserJet 8000 Series

  • HP LaserJet 8100 Series

  • HP LaserJet 8150 Series

  • HP LaserJet 9000 MFP

  • HP LaserJet 9000 Series

  • HP LaserJet 9000L MFP

  • HP LaserJet 9040 series

  • HP LaserJet 9040 MFP

  • HP LaserJet 9050 series

  • HP LaserJet 9050 MFP

  • HP LaserJet 9055mfp

  • HP LaserJet 9065mfp

  • HP LaserJet M2727 MFP

  • HP LaserJet P2015 Series

  • HP LaserJet P2055

  • HP Mopier 240

  • HP Mopier 320

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