Installing Macintosh printing system software for networks

Installing Macintosh printing system software for networks

This section describes how to install Macintosh printing system software. The printing system software supports Mac OS X v10.2 and later.

The printing system software includes the following components:

PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files

The PPDs, in combination with the Apple PostScript printer drivers, provide access to printer features. An installation program for the PPDs and other software is provided on the compact disc (CD) that came with the printer. Use the Apple PostScript printer driver that comes with the computer.

Macintosh Configure Device

The Macintosh Configure Device provides access to features that are not available in the printer driver. Use the illustrated screens to select printer features and complete the following tasks with the printer:

Name the printer.
Assign the printer to a zone on the network.
Assign an internet protocol (IP) address to the printer.
Configure and set the printer for network printing.

You can use the Macintosh Configure Device when your printer uses a universal serial bus (USB) or is connected to a TCP/IP-based network.

For more information about using the Macintosh Configure Device, see Using Macintosh Configure Device.

To install printer drivers for Mac OS X v10.2 and later
1. Connect the network cable between the HP Color LaserJet 2605, 2605dn, or 2605dtn printer and a network port.
2. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive and double-click the CD icon on the desktop.
3. Double-click the Installer icon in the HP LaserJet Installer folder.
4. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
5. On the computer hard drive, open Applications, open Utilities, and then open Print Center or Printer Setup Utility.
6. Click Add Printer.
7. Select Rendezvous or Bonjour as the connection type.
8. Select your printer from the list.
9. Click Add Printer.
10. Close the Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility by clicking the close button in the upper-left corner.
HP Color Laserjet 2605 Installing Macintosh printing system software for networks