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HP Designjet T790 and T1300 ePrinter Series - Connect a computer to the printer by network (Mac OS)

You can connect your printer to a network under Mac OS X by using the following methods:
  • Bonjour
  • TCP/IP
  note:
The printer does not support AppleTalk.
The following instructions apply if you intend to print from software applications using a printer driver. See PrintingPrinting for alternative ways of printing.
Before you begin, check your equipment:
  • The printer should be set up and on.
  • The Ethernet switch or router should be on and functioning correctly.
  • The printer and the computer should be connected to the network (see Connect the printer to your networkConnect the printer to your network).
Now you can proceed to install the printer software and connect to your printer.
Bonjour connection
  1. Go to the front panel and press , then , then . Note the mDNS service name of your printer.
  2. Insert the HP Start-up Kit DVD into your DVD drive.
  3. Open the DVD icon on your desktop.
  4. Open the Mac OS X HP Designjet Installer.
  5. Follow the instructions on your screen.
  6. The printer software is installed, including the printer driver and the HP Utility.
  7. When the software has been installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant starts automatically, to set up a connection to your printer. Follow the instructions on your screen.
  8. When you reach the Select Printer screen, look for your printer's mDNS service name (which you noted in step 1) in the Printer Name column.
    • If you find the right name, scroll sideways if necessary to see the Connection Type column, and check that it shows Bonjour. Then highlight that line. Otherwise, continue searching further down the list.
    • If you cannot find your printer's name with a Bonjour connection type, check the box My printer is not in the list.
    Click Continue.
  9. Continue following the instructions on the screen. When you reach the Printer Queue Created screen, click Quit to exit, or Create New Queue if you want to connect another printer to the network.
  10. When the HP Printer Setup Assistant has finished, you can remove the DVD from the DVD drive.
If the printer driver is already installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant can be run at any time from the DVD.
TCP/IP connection
  1. Go to the front panel and make a note of the printer's URL (see Access the Embedded Web ServerAccess the Embedded Web Server).
  2. Insert the HP Start-up Kit DVD into your DVD drive.
  3. Open the DVD icon on your desktop.
  4. Open the Mac OS X HP Designjet Installer.
  5. Follow the instructions on your screen.
  6. The printer software is installed, including the printer driver and the HP Utility.
  7. When the software has been installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant starts automatically, to set up a connection to your printer. Follow the instructions on your screen.
  8. When you reach the Select Printer screen, look for your printer's URL (which you noted in step 1) in the Printer Name column.
    • If you find the right name, scroll sideways if necessary to see the Connection Type column, and check that it shows IP Printing. Then highlight that line. Otherwise, continue searching further down the list.
    • If you cannot find your printer's name with an IP Printing connection type, check the box My printer is not in the list.
    Click Continue.
  9. Continue following the instructions on the screen. When you reach the Printer Queue Created screen, click Quit to exit, or Create New Queue if you want to connect another printer to the network.
  10. When the HP Printer Setup Assistant has finished, you can remove the DVD from the DVD drive.
If the printer driver is already installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant can be run at any time from the DVD.

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