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Apple hosts HP printer driver update for Snow Leopard

updated 03:20 pm EDT, Tue September 22, 2009

Supports wide variety of printers

Apple has posted a new cumulative driver update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, supporting printers by HP. The v2.2 HP update includes software for both scanning and printing, and ensures compatibility with a broad selection of HP hardware. Numerous product lines are covered, including Business Inkjets, LaserJets, Color LaserJets, DesignJets, DeskJets, OfficeJets, Photosmarts and PSCs.

A full list of compatible printers and their driver versions can be found at Apple's website. Because the update covers a wide range of hardware, it is a 383MB download. Users must also have Mac OS X 10.6.1 or later installed.

by MacNN Staff



  1. aross99

    Joined: Dec 1969


    How about Epson?

    Great for HP, now how about EPSON? I have an RX500 all-in one (circa 2004), that does not have an Intel driver. The PowerPC driver kind of works with Rosetta, but not in all apps. Printing to PDF for example, causes Word 2008 to crash. Using another driver and it works fine.

    Epson needs to put out updated drivers for their older printers too.

    Printer compatibility seems to be the worst issue for Snow Leopard for me...

  1. fdm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Just a subset of HP printers (fully) supported

    Very disappointed that two of my three HP printers have been relegated to minimal (namely gutenprint) or no support by Snow Leopard (SL), with no change in sight. Gutenprint does not support limiting the amount of ink used or duplex printing for the aging, but still fully functional in Leopard, HP DeskJet printer I have, making it fairly useless in SL, and does not provide any driver for a fairly recent Color LaserJet printer, again fully supported in Leopard. (Although allegedly the older 32-bit only drivers may be somewhat viable if one wishes to run SL in 32-bit mode, they do not work in 64-bit mode, basically forcing the kernel into 32-bit mode if present.) At least the one I use on a daily basis has been deemed supported...

    HP should have done better... looks like I will be investigating other printer vendors for future upgrades.

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