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Chapter 8. Hardware on the Mac > Printers and Printing

8.1. Printers and Printing

Today's Mac OS X comes preinstalled with hundreds of printer drivers, including those for all current printer models from Epson, HP, Canon, and Lexmark. All you have to do is connect your printer and start printing, without installing a single piece of printer software. Now that's plug and play.

The situation is trickier if you have an older printer—the one you've been using with Windows, for example—that you'd like to make work with your new Mac. If it connects via a cable that the Mac recognizes (USB, for example, or Ethernet if it's an office laser printer), you can probably find Mac OS X–compatible driver software for it in one of these locations:


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