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How to set up a printer: A guide for macOS and Windows Users


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Setting up a printer can sometimes be a daunting task, especially for those unfamiliar with the process. However, with the right guidance and support, you can easily configure your printer and start printing in no time. In this article, we will provide step-by-step instructions for setting up a printer on both macOS and Windows operating systems. If you encounter any difficulties during the setup process, remember that Chibitek is here to assist you.

How to Set Up a Printer on macOS: A step-by-step guide


1. Connect the Printer

  • Ensure your printer is powered on and connected to your Mac using a USB cable or over the network (via Ethernet or Wi-Fi).

  • If necessary, install any provided drivers or software for your specific printer model.

2. Open System Settings

  • Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen and select "System Settings."

Safari System Settings

3. Access the Printers & Scanners Preferences

  • In the System Settings window, click on "Printers & Scanners."

Printers & Scanners window

4. Add a Printer

  • Click the "Add Printer, Scanner, or Fax..." button located below the list of printers on the right-hand side.

Add Printer window
  • Select your printer from the list of available devices and click "Add."


5. Configure Printer Options

  • Once added, select your printer from the list and click on the "Options & Supplies" button.

Printer options & supplies window
  • Adjust settings such as paper size, print quality, and other preferences as needed.

6. Test Printing

  • Open a document or file and select "Print" from the application's menu.

  • Ensure your printer is selected and click "Print" to verify that printing is functioning correctly.


How to Set Up a Printer on Windows


1. Connect the Printer

  • Connect your printer to your computer using a USB cable or ensure it is connected to the network (via Ethernet or Wi-Fi).

  • Install any provided drivers or software for your specific printer model.

2. Open the Control Panel

  • Press the Windows key on your keyboard and type "Control Panel."

  • Select the "Control Panel" app from the search results.

3. Access Devices and Printers

  • In the Control Panel window, click on "Hardware and Sound" and then "Devices and Printers."

4. Add a Printer

  • Click on "Add a Printer" at the top of the window.

  • Select your printer from the list of available devices and click "Next."

5. Install Printer Drivers

  • If Windows does not automatically install the necessary drivers, choose to install them manually or download them from the manufacturer's website.

6. Configure Printer Options

  • Once installed, right-click on your printer and select "Printer Properties."

  • Adjust settings such as paper size, print quality, and other preferences as needed.

7. Test Printing

  • Open a document or file and select "Print" from the application's menu.

  • Ensure your printer is selected and click "Print" to verify that printing is functioning correctly.


Contact Chibitek

Setting up a printer can occasionally present challenges, especially when dealing with specific printer models or network configurations. If you encounter any difficulties during the setup process or require further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to Chibitek.


Partnering with Chibitek ensures access to skilled technicians who can provide professional support tailored to your macOS or Windows printer setup needs. Enjoy hassle-free printing with Chibitek's expert guidance and support.


Setting up a printer on macOS or Windows doesn't have to be complicated. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can quickly configure your printer and start printing effortlessly. Remember, if you encounter any challenges or need further assistance, Chibitek is here to help. Contact Chibitek and enjoy seamless printing with their reliable IT support services.

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