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Big Sur Compatible Printers

Printers Which Are Compatible With MacOS Big Sur

Every year Apple release a new OS system. In this post we will help you find Big Sur compatible printers to ensure you have trouble free printing with Apples new OS released in 2020.

Whilst it is exciting to have a new Operating System running. If printing is vital to your business. We do not recommend updating to Mac OS 11 Big Sur until further compatibility has been announced.

Manufacturers Advice on Big Sur Compatible Printers

Currently, not all printers have drivers suitable for use with Big Sur due to the software being new. However, most printer manufacturers have compiled some information on which machines do have driver support.

These will take you to the respective website for information on drivers and which printers will be compatible with Big Sur MacOS 11. These will be updated over time to reflect any changes.

Xerox Big Sur Compatible Printers

Epson Big Sur Compatible Printers

Brother Big Sur Compatible Printers

Oki Big Sur Compatible Printers

Canon Big Sur Compatible Printers Community Discussion

Lexmark Big Sur Compatible Printers

HP: Download HP Smart

Kyocera: No information

Canon Printers

All of the new Canon Printers from 2019 onwards with built-in WiFi can connect via AirPrint only with MacOS Big Sur.

Please note, a printer must have wireless capabilities to support AirPrint

Xerox Compatible Printer Guide

Xerox has compiled a handy guide onto what printers are compatible and how to ensure they work with Mac OS Big Sur. Click here for the list

Apple AirPrint With Big Sur

As with all Apple devices, the most efficient way to print is through Apple AirPrint. There’s no need for drivers, just wireless connectivity. All of the AirPrint supported printers we stock are available here.

Please be aware. As simple as Apple AirPrint is to use does come at a cost. Not all printer driver features are available, just the basics. Such as:

  • Setting paper sizes
  • Choosing what paper is in the printer
  • What size to print (It will default to the paper size in the printer)

A quick, simple solution to printing. Without the in-depth features of external drivers.

The ideal solution though would be a fully Big Sur compatible printer.

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25 comments

Tom Mc Gillicuddy 11 April 2021 at 8:49 pm

I am using an old PC to mail docs back and forward to in order to print scan etc.

Why would you want to scrap good printers and scanners?

it would seem that Big Sur hasn’t been very well thought out.

I am thinking about utilising Linux OS systems in the main again.

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Adam Whitehead 12 April 2021 at 1:11 pm

Hi Tom

Big Sur, with being a relatively new Operating System still has some teething to work with. It’ll be printing smoothly eventually through AirPrint at least

Linux can be a little complicated as the Drivers are normally handled third Party

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Sue 21 April 2021 at 2:56 pm

We have a Canon MG 5700 series printer which only works sporadically with our iMac and Big Sue. We have tried everything. Are there any drivers we should be downloading?

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Adam Whitehead 23 April 2021 at 4:35 pm

Hi Sue

Thank you for your question.

Unfortunately Canon have no released any Big Sur Drivers for the MG5700 series of printers

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Oinam arunkumar 23 April 2021 at 9:13 pm

I have a macbook
It is i5 5 th generation
Yesterday i upgraded to macos big sur new version
It is compatible with hp inktank 319 printer
If it is compatible then which driver should i use

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Adam Whitehead 26 April 2021 at 11:22 am

Hi Oinam

Great question, a lot of HP Printers don’t require a Driver with MacOS Big Sur. Printing is Handled through the HP Smart App.
https://support.hp.com/my-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-ink-tank-310-series/16180943/model/18164059

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Rosie Baynham 26 April 2021 at 12:03 am

Help – my HP printer won’t work with Big Sur – what printer should I buy???

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Adam Whitehead 26 April 2021 at 11:23 am

Hi Rosie

Thank you for your question. We’re more than happy to help you find the perfect printer. Call our friendly sales team on 0800 170 7234 or pop up on the Printerbase LiveChat

Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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warfield 12 May 2021 at 12:20 am

I have a perfectly good Brother MFC L2700DW printer with a lifetime supply of toner.

I “upgraded” my Mac to Big Sur and now my printer is trash. What the hell?

You should have mentioned at least this glaring misdeed prior to “upgrading my OS.

k Warfield

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Adam Whitehead 12 May 2021 at 9:18 am

Hi

Thank you for your comment. A lot of printers are facing issues and more arise prior to knowing. We hope to keep this updated.
Brother do advise that their Wireless printers that support AirPrint are compatible with MacOS Big Sur.

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Mani 12 May 2021 at 6:25 pm

Hi, I have a Dell B1160W. I cant get this to work with Big Sur 11.2. Any suggestions or recommendations?

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Adam Whitehead 13 May 2021 at 10:13 am

HI Mani

Thank you for getting in touch.
Unfortunately, Dell has not released any drivers for the B1160W for Mac OS Big Sur. The only way this could be compatible is the possibility of AirPrint.

Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Tom 17 May 2021 at 11:40 am

I want to buy HP ENVY Photo 7830 All-in-One Wireless Printer which is compatible with MAC OS X LION, MOUNTAIN LION AND MAVERICKS but I have MAC OS X Big Sur. Will the printer be compatible with Big Sur OS system?

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Adam Whitehead 18 May 2021 at 10:28 am

Hi Tom

Great comment, the HP Envy Photo 7830 is compatible with Mac OS Big Sur, but does require the HP Smart App.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Emilia Passanha 27 May 2021 at 11:11 pm

Hello
I have two HP printers an HP Envy Photo 7134 and an HP Office Jet 6820, and used to connect them to my computer: Mac Book Pro, through a cable since I have no internet in my studio.
Now a new version of Mac was installed in my computer: 11.4, Mac OS Big Sur, and the printers had to be reinstalled, I got professional help to do it but either they have downloaded the wrong software or there is some compatibility problem, for both printers are not working so well anymore, for instance I can’t order a print or scan directly from the printer anymore (unless I am in an environment with internet) instead I must order a print or scan through the system preferences of the computer with limited options. Any idea about what might be wrong?
Thanks
Emilia

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Adam Whitehead 7 June 2021 at 3:06 pm

Hi Emilia

Thank you for your question.
Unfortunately with Mac OS Big Sur, a lot of HP Printers are relying on wireless connectivity only. Using the HP Smart App.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Jason FB 2 June 2021 at 8:26 pm

This seems like a disaster to me. Both of my Brother printers appear to be in this new ‘crippled’ state.

On my Brother MFC-J480DW I now must use Brother iPrint&Scan to do scanning. I have not figured out how to do Airprint on it yet but I am truly appalled at the loss of features and functionality here. (this printer is Wifi enabled so in theory Airprint could be possible)

On my Brother HL-L2300D which I used to print through an old Apple Airports (the small square ones with the USB cables), I can no longer print whatsoever. Nor could I print with the USB cable because there are no drivers.

The “Brother iPrint&Scan” for printing is a JOKE!!! It has hokey large buttons from the 90s and two options: You can print a Photo or a PDF. Don’t bother trying to print a normal Word document, that you’d need to export to PDF first.

are these people kidding me? How in the world can we accept this? Printing on mac os has just worked since the 90s. How in the world this could be so colossally messed up– as evidenced by the numerous complaints from different people with DIFFERENT PRINTERS!!!

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Freestyle Dilly 9 June 2021 at 3:01 am

Hi Adam,

I use Big Sur on my mac, and with TWO different HP printers (including a new 9015e) only text prints well and images cause it to choke. The problem (and not the solution) is AirPrint, I believe. I have reset the printing system, uninstalled and reinstalled the printer, tried via the HP Smart app and even via the printer’s own web page. I can install it just fine, and it prints black and white text with no problem – it’s when I try to print an image that it seizes up.

Any ideas? WHat I think I want is a proper driver and not AirPrint. Maybe I’m wrong, but I am about to throw 2 perfectly good printers out of a window.

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Adam Whitehead 9 June 2021 at 1:23 pm

Hi, thank you for getting in touch.

Unfortunately, there are no dedicated drivers from HP for Mac OS Big Sur. They rely on AirPrint and HP Smart.
However, the printer should still be able to handle photos and images. Are the settings set to support your paper types, and are you using a paper with a GSM lower than 280?

If the issue still persists I recommend checking with HP themselves.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Donita Cuyos 23 September 2021 at 11:35 am

Hello. I bought a MacBook Air recently. I think it is the latest one, 2020. Big Sur. Now I cant use my 1year old printer, HP Tank 110. May I know what printers are compatible with this laptop? I need it for school stuff and I did not know there will be incompatibilities with printer drivers. Thank you very much.

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Adam Whitehead 29 September 2021 at 9:41 am

Hi Donita

Thank you for getting in touch. There are drivers available to download for this Printer from HP themselves. They can be found here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-ink-tank-110-series/18165165

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Susan 29 December 2021 at 11:37 am

I have a very very old printer which worked great with my old Mac but I had to upgrade because my computer pooped the bed – I have Big Sur and my printer will happily print text and black and white pictures but will not print anything colored. I used HP smart but there are no compatible drivers for my old printer (which I might add – I love) – so I looked for a new printer but nothing is compatible with Big Sur – so I have taken to using an old windows machine for all my colored printing now. and will wait until they sort out drivers. The problem will be that Mac has now released a new operating system 12 Monteray so anyone upgrading their Big Sur or downloading the 12 Monteray will be having the same or new problems.

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Adam Whitehead 4 January 2022 at 10:41 am

Hi Susan.

This is a new issue we’re unaware of. Printing from a colour printer with Mac OS Big Sur should be possible. Is colour printing turned on in the app, and is it a colour printer you’re using?

Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Michael Zelenak 12 September 2022 at 2:00 am

Hi Adam,
We have a Macbook Pro 13 running Big Sur. We just got a printer; Pantum P2200. It is connecting and printing but it prints very small and with large margins all the way around. We have tried changing the paper settings (it is A4) and even tried increasing the % to no avail. I know this printer is not listed as being supported in Big Sur but it seems that if is connecting and printing, we should be able to do something. Any advice would be most welcome. Thank you.

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Adam Whitehead 6 October 2022 at 9:39 am

Hi Michael

Thank you for getting in touch

I’m sorry to hear you’re having issues printing with your Pantum printer. I’ve had a look on the Pantum website for any solutions and they are now showing Driver support for macOS Big Sur. I’d recommend downloading these to see if it solves the print issue first. I’ve attached a Link to the correct page on the Pantum website below.
https://global.pantum.com/support/download/driver/

I hope this helps

Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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