updated 08:45 pm EDT, Wed August 3, 2011
HP drivers also updated for Lion
Apple has issued updates to the printer drivers for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion for customers using HP, Brother and Samsung printers, as well as Lion users with HP printers. The HP drivers require at least OS X 10.6.1, while the Brother and Samsung drivers require only 10.6.0 or higher. The Brother and HP drivers are mostly updates for existing supported printers, while the Samsung drivers expand the number of supported devices.
The HP drivers update the existing drivers for almost every single Apple-supported model, including printers as well as all-in-one (AIO) units, and adds support for the Designjet T1300 and T1300 Postscript; the Designjet T790 line (including PS models, both 24- and 44-inch); the Deskjet 3050a J611 and the Deskjet 3070 B611 series; the Laserjet 100 color MFP M175 and the Laserjet CP models; the Officejet 100 Mobile L411, and the Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise A811a.
The Samsung update includes almost no updated drivers (with the exception of the ML-2525W series), but adds support for the CLP-320 series; the CLX-3180 series; the CLX-8385X and CLX-8540X series; the CLX-9250 9350 series, the ML-1660, 1860 and 1865W series; the ML-331x, 371x and 551x 651x series; the SCX-5835 5935X series; the SCX-6x55X series, and the SCX-8030 8040 series.
The Brother drivers introduce new support for only one new model (the MFC-8690DW), but update a number of other models. Users will only see the printer update that applies to the brand of printer or printers they have added. The Brother update is 136.55MB in size, while the Samsung update weighs in at 26.86MB with the HP update being 494.47MB in size.
A full list of Apple-supported printers from various companies is available here.