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HT1338 How can I tell if a printer is compatible with my Mac before I order it?

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Hello, I need to buy a new printer but when shopping how can I tell if its compatible with my new MacBook Pro?  This is my first Mac computer so please accept my apologies for my ignorance.  At least I have finally bought a Mac.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,130 points)

    Read the specifications for the printer - usually they're printed on the box and will list Mac OS X (and the specific versions) if it's supported - or ask the dealer or printer manufacturer. They should be able to tell you if the printer is compatible with your Mac. Apple also has a list of printers for which they include drivers in Mac OS X here:



    though that list may not be completely current nor all-inclusive of every printer for which there are drivers.


    If there's a particular model of printer that you're considering, you can also do a web search or post the printer model here and ask for opinions.




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