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Having Trouble Printing? Try a Different Printer Driver

Learn how to switch printer drivers to resolve printing issues on the Mac.

Learn how to switch printer drivers to resolve printing issues on the Mac.

Are you having issues with printing? Maybe an error when you print. or the print job just disappears into the ether. We’ve been having issues at the school I help out at with text not showing when printed. Everything else is printing, there just isn’t any text. We are not sure why, but with school starting soon, we had to find a solution quickly. We needed a workaround until we could spend more time with it. Here’s a workaround that helped us, and maybe it can help you. Create a new printer configuration by clicking the + button in System Preferences > Printers & Scanners and selecting your printer in the list. Then, from the Use pop-up menu, choose something other than the default Secure AirPrint driver. We’ve had the most luck with Generic PostScript Printer. Both the old and new configurations will be available when printing, so if one doesn’t work, try again with the other one.

Learn how to switch printer drivers to resolve printing issues on the Mac.

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