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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS by Brad Miser

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Lesson 7 Installing and Using Printers

In this lesson, you learn how to configure and use printers.

Understanding Printing Options

Printing is an important capability for almost any Mac user. Fortunately, Mac OS X Lion supports many kinds of printers, and the tools you use to install and work with printers are both powerful and easy to use.

Understanding Printer Types

Most Mac users use either inkjet or laser printers.

Inkjet printers produce excellent quality text and good-to-excellent quality graphics. For personal printers or those shared by only a few people, inkjets are hard to beat. Quality inkjet printers are inexpensive. Support for many Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Epson, and other inkjet printers is built in to Mac OS X.

Laser printers ...

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