If connecting a printer directly to a PC (Using a cable rather than wireless), printer will come with 2 cords: Power and USB.
- The power cable is easily identified by the three-prong wall plug, simply plug non-prong side to printer and wall-prong side into wall.
- The USB cable has a USB head (Like a USB flash drive) and a special printer connection head.
If your computer only has USB-C connections (Newer computers) then you will need to use a dock or USB to USB-C adapter
Plug the special printer connection head into the printer and the USB head into the computer/dock/adapter
Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen to open the pull-down menu, click on “System Preferences”
Click on “Printers & Scanners”
At this point, your printer may be listed in the left-hand side window of “Printers & Scanners”. It will be listed as the printer make and model.
- Printer make and model may be found on the printer unit itself
If the printer is not yet listed, click on the (+) sign in the lower left corner of the Printers & Scanners” window
Add printer by clicking on name of printer you are connecting
Specific details on connecting printer may vary depending on printer model and mac. For any questions or troubleshooting, contact the TDP Tech Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.