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How to Manually Add a USB Print Queue on Mac OS X Systems

Document ID:HO3735

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03/20/13 Properties  


Manually add: USB printer; Manually adding USB printer on mac; USB; Macintosh 10.6.x; Macintosh 10.7.x; Macintosh 10.8.x; Snow Leopard; Lion; Mountain Lion;


Mac OS X 10.6; Mac OS X 10.7; Mac OS X 10.8; Macintosh OS X;



This article explains how to manually add a USB print queue on Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.8 systems.


  • For Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) – Choose Print & Fax
  • For Mac OS 10.7.x (Lion) and 10.8.x (Mountain Lion) – Choose Print & Scan



Follow the steps below in adding a USB printer queue manually:

Step Action  Click Image to Enlarge
1 Go to System Preferences Print & Scan.
2 Click [+] sign.
3 Select Add Other Printer or Scanner....

From the list of discovered printers, select the printer that is attached to your computer.

Note: Under Kind, select the one labeled USB Multifunction. Bonjour is used for wireless or network printers.

5 From the Print Using drop-down menu, Select Printer Software.
 6 Look for your Lexmark printer model. Click OK and then click Add. This should automatically add the print queue.


Applies to: All Lexmark Printers Mac OS Home and SMB Products Lexmark Compatibility Page. Click here to access the Supported Operating Systems Link.


Still Need Help?

If you need additional assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical Support. NOTE: When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN).
Please call from near a computer and printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving one or all of these devices.

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