updated 11:59 pm EST, Thu January 10, 2013
Update improves printing for 10.6 through 10.8 users
On Thursday, Apple updated its set of drivers for various HP and Brother models for users of OS X from 10.6 up to the present 10.8.2. The updates, available through the Software Update mechanism or through a direct update from Apple's support pages, provides the latest drivers and bring in support for new and existing models for printers, scanners and all-in-one units from the two companies. Both require a minimum of OS X 10.6.1.
The Brother updates are mostly to add support for new models across all three of Apple's still-supported OS releases. The file adds the Brother DCP-7055W and 7057W AIOs, the DCP-81xxD and DN AIO line, and the DCP-J140W, J540N, J740N and J940N units. It also updates support for the J525 (N and W models), J725 (N and DW models) and J925 (N and DW models). Also added was support for new models in the FAX-28xx and FAX-29xx line, which don't do scanning but are fax and print combo units.
In addition, support was added for the HL-5440D series, the HL-5450DN series, the HL-5470DW series and the HL-6180DW series, all of which are standalone printers. The new MFC-7240 and MFC-7290 multi-function AIOs were added, as well as the MFC-85xxDN series, along with the MFC-87xxDN, MFC-8810DW and MFC-89xxDW series. The MFC-J4xxW series, the MFC-J625DW, the MFC-J705D and MFC-J810D saw their existing support updated.
Also in the MFC series, support for the J810DN, J860DN and J960DN was added, while the existing J825 (N and DW models) and J955DN drivers were updated. Finally all of the existing or recent PT and QL model standalone printers were also updated or added. The download is available in "combo" form at 156.05MB and labelled version 2.10, though the individual drivers typically have different version numbers.
The combo HP printer driver update, v2.1.3, is far larger at 450.57MB but also covers Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion releases. Updates include the Color Laserjet 2600, the Color Laserjet CM1312 and CM2320 MFP Fax series, the Deskjet 1000 through 30xx series, the Deskjet 3520 series, 460 and 460x models along with the Deskjet 5520, 9800, D5500, D730, F2400, the F4400 and F4500 series and F735 series. The Deskjet Ink Adv and Advant series were also updated with the Deskjet Ink Advantage printer and AIO models added to the lineup.
The HP ENVY 100 and 110 series were updated, along with the Laserjet 1022, Laserjet 200 Color MFP M276 (fax model only), the Laserjet 400 and 500 series, the Laserjet 9055 9065 MFP and the entire Laserjet CP series. Also updated were the drivers for the Laserject M1005, M1120, M1319F, M1522 and M1530 (fax models only), M2727 MFC (fax model only), and P1xxx and P2xxx series. The LJ 300 Color MFP M375 (fax model only) and LJ 400 Color MFP M475 (fax model only) were also updated.
Drivers were also updated for the Officejet 1xx Mobile series, and fax models of the Officejet 4000, 4300, 4500, 46xx, 5500 and 5600 series. In addition, the Officejet 6100 series was updated, along with fax models of the 6200, 6300, and 6500 units. The Officejet 6600, 6700 and fax models of the 7000, 7200, 7300, 7400 and 7500 series were updated. The Officejet K7100 driver was updated, as well as the Officejet Pro 8500 and 8600 fax models.
Keeping with the Officejet Pro series, the K5300, K8600, L7300 (fax models only), L7400 and (fax models only) L7500, L7600 and L7700 series were also updated. The fax models (only) of the Photosmart 2600, 2700, 3100 and 3300 models were updated, along with the Photosmart 5510 (and 5510d) series, 6510 series, 6520 and 7510 e-All-in-One, Photosmart B series, C309 series, C4340 (fax model only), C4600 and C4700 series, C5300 series, C6100 series (fax model only), C7100 and C7200 series, D110 series and D7500 series.
The Photosmart eStn C510 series (both Japanese and worldwide models) were updated, as well as the Photosmart Ink Adv K510, and all the Photosmart Plus, Prem, Prem-Web and Premium AIOs. The Photosmart Wireless B109n-z and HP PSC 2400 series (fax models only) were also updated. New devices where support has been added include the Deskjet 3510 series, the Deskjet Ink Advantage series (all models), the HP ENVY 120 series, the Laserjet 500 Color MFP M570 series (fax models included), the Laserjet 700 Color MFP M775, the Laserjet 700 M712, the Laserjet Color (and monochrome) flow MFP M575 and M525, the Laserjet P1009, and the Photosmart 7520 series (including the new e-All-in-One model),.