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Ask Max: Printer profiles on Mac OS X 10.4.8?

Asked on 11/15/2006:

How do I add new printer profiles (Epson Stylus Photo 2200 and/or Epson Stylus C84) on my iMac G5 running 10.4.8 (Tiger).


Adding a printer can be a simple process, provided that Mac OS X has built-in drivers for it. In the Utilities folder within the Applications folder is the "Printer Setup Utility." Start up that utility and click on the "Add" button. The "Printer Browser" will open and show you a list of many of the available printers on the network or directly connected to the computer. Find the printer you want in the list and click once on it. Wait for the Add button in the lower right hand corner of the window to turn from grey to black and then click it. That should add your printer to the master list of printers and will set it as your default printer. If you have trouble seeing a networked printer (one connected to the network and not the computer) and you use an ethernet network then try turning off your Airport. Having two active networks can cause problems.. It may not be necessary, but having an updated printer driver can help take full advantage of a printer's features.. Before adding your printer, try downloading the latest Mac OS X driver from the manufacturer's website and install it. Then when you add the printer through the utility it will use the most recent driver..Hope that gets you printing.

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