Printers are one of the easiest devices to set up and configure. Here are the basic steps to set up a new printer:
1. Connect the printer’s power cable.
Plug in the printer's power cable and make sure it's turned on.
2. Connect the printer-to-console cable.
Connect the included cable (usually a USB cable) from the printer to the computer.
3. Read the printer’s instruction sheet.
See whether you need to install software before turning the printer on.
4. On the computer click on the Apple symbol on the top, left-hand corner. Then, click System Preferences...
5. Click on the Printers & Scanner icon.
6. From the Printers & Scanners preferences pane, you’ll click on the + button in the sidebar to add a new one to your Mac.
7. Now, a new window will open and a list of available printers will populate. You should see your printer here whether it is wired or wireless. Click on the printer you wish to add to select it, and then click on the Add button.
8. Your Mac may now search the internet for driver software and then prompt you to install it. In some cases, your Mac already has the driver software pre-loaded into the operating system. If you’re prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
9. After you’ve added a printer, you will be able to see it in your list of available printers: