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macOS Monterey Compatible Printers

macOS Monterey Compatible Printers

Every year Apple release a new Operating System. In this post, we will help you find MacOS 12 Monterey compatible printers to ensure you have trouble-free printing with Apple’s new OS for 2021.

Whilst it is exciting to have a new Operating System running. If printing is vital to your business. We do not recommend updating to MacOS 12 Monterey until further compatibility has been announced.

Printer Manufacturers Advice on macOS Monterey Compatibility

Currently, not all printers have drivers suitable for use with macOS Monterey due to the operating system being new. However, most printer manufacturers have compiled some information on printers with driver support.

Please see the list of printer manufacturers and respective website links for macOS Monterey driver compatibility information. We will keep updating the list over time to reflect any changes.

Epson macOS Monterey Compatibility Information

Brother macOS Monterey Compatibility Information

Xerox macOS Monterey Compatibility Information

Kyocera macOS Monterey Compatibility Information

HP macOS Monterey Compatibility Information

Manufacturers Apple Announcements

Apple macOS Printer Driver Support

Please note: Apple no longer provides support for printer driver updates through Apple Software Update (ASU) for most printer manufacturers anymore. You will either find these drivers directly from the printer manufacturers websites or use the Apple AirPrint feature if available on your printer.

Our advice:  Make sure your next printer is AirPrint compatible, to avoid future printer driver issues.

For HP printers, you can find print drivers through the HP Software and Driver Downloads portal.

Alternatively, if your printer supports Apple AirPrint. Go to Printing with Apple AirPrint for more information on how to use this feature.

AirPrint Printers

AirPrint is an Apple technology that enables the user to print from any Apple device without the need to download or install printer drivers.

Please bear in mind, AirPrint sounds easy and simple but is also very basic with regards to print features and options available to the user when printing.

Out of the box, you will only be able to use the following:

As simple as Apple AirPrint is to use, not all printer driver features are available by default. You can only use 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)

This is just a quick, simple solution to printing if you don’t need extra print options or features the full-featured print drivers offer.

The ideal solution though would be full feature printer driver support, rather than just the basic features in AirPrint. This may come over time, but we recommend checking for printer driver availability through the respective manufacturers.

How To Print Documents From Your Mac

Printing from Mac is usually simple and similar to Windows. There’s the option of “File -> Print” and the standard dialogue box opens up allowing options to be adjusted. Nothing on this has changed since updating from macOS Big Sur.

Airprint Supported Printers

Apple has built up an ever-growing list with all the AirPrint compatible printers. To check if a specific model is supported by this software, remember to press “Command – F (On Mac)” and type your model to save scrolling through the thousands of supported models.

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Sal 10 October 2022 at 11:41 am

what about 32-bit Canon printers?

Adam Whitehead 10 October 2022 at 11:57 am

Hi Sal.

Thank you for your comment.

macOS Monterey is incompatible with any 32-bit applications. Anything designed for this now would be 64-bit.
If you could let me know which printer model you have I could check the drivers for you. Alternatively, it should be compatible via Apple Airprint.

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

Artemis Elias 16 October 2022 at 6:52 pm


I have monterey 12.6 and I’ve bought an epson ecotank L3250 printer. I can’t find a software download for the Monterey v. 12.6, but only for the Big Sur v. 11. Can this printer still work

Adam Whitehead 17 October 2022 at 9:35 am

Hi Artemis

Thank you for your comment.

I’ve had a look at Drivers for your Epson EcoTank L3250 and the software is a free download from the Epson website. I’ve attached a link for you below:

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

crystal 23 April 2023 at 9:52 pm

any chance you can help me figure out why my trusty HP 4180 will not work with my MacBook Air, running Monterey. so frustrating.

Adam Whitehead 17 May 2023 at 8:59 am

Hi Crystal

The HP F1480 is not compatible with macOS running later than macOS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

Christianus watu 3 June 2023 at 10:36 am

I have the printer samsung ML 1640, but I can’t do installation because it’s not compatible with os monterey. How my printer can used in my computer?

Thank you

Adam Whitehead 5 June 2023 at 12:45 pm

Hi Christianus

Thank you for your comment. The Samsung ML-1640 has not been compatible with macOS since 10.8, Monterey is running macOS 12. A new printer would be necessary

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

Manuel Molles 11 February 2024 at 6:57 pm

I am thinking of buying an Epson EcoTank ET-2800. Would this printer/scanner system be compatible with my Monterey 12.7.3 MacOS?

Adam Whitehead 13 February 2024 at 12:22 pm

Hi Manuel

Thank you for your question, the Epson EcoTank ET-2800 can connect to macOS Monterey no problem, just needs the drivers downloading from the Epson website!

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team


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