Which Printers are compatible with Mountain Lion?

I just upgraded to Mountain Lion. The printer I have is not compatible with the new operating system. Which printers are compatible with Mountain Lion?

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  • Best Answer:

    I don't know if there is a compatibility list. Plus, printers that are not compatible can be made compatible once an updated driver (or installer) is released... so what was incompatible last month, may be compatible now.

    Sometimes, one can make a printer work with a new OS, by changing the way the installation occurs. (I have four old printers with ethernet connections. I purchased two of the printers when I was still running OS 9. They were supposedly not "supported" after OS 10.4, but I was able to install manually in Mountain Lion after days of trial and error. Each printer cost several thousand dollars so the effort was justified.) For another printer, I had to wait months before the manufacturer released an updated driver. Until the driver was released, whenever I went to the manufacturer's site (Canon), it said to expect a new Mountain Lion driver sometime in the next 18 months.

    Try doing one or both of the following:
    1) do an internet search with keywords: "your printer model" "driver" and "Mountain Lion". There may be an updated print driver or installer available.
    2) repost your question here, but this time ask "How to Install Printer with Mountain Lion?". Provide details about your printer such as Make, Model, and what types of connections it has such as USB and/or Ethernet.

    • Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
    • 09-Mar-2013