HOW TO: Add a printer in OS X Mountain Lion

Description: This tutorial will show you how to add a printer to your Apple computer in the OS X Mountain Lion operating system. This is a general guide for how to setup a printer and will often times require a CD that came with the printer to start/finish the installation.

  1. Open System Preferences and click on Print & Scan.
  2. Mountain Lion should automatically see the printer and put it in a list that you can click on. After selecting your printer click Add.
  3. The service called Bonjour will check for the driver and then search the web for the latest driver for the printer. After clicking on Install, the driver will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. After Bonjour is finished, the printer will show up on the left side with all of your other printers and is ready for use!