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HP Color LaserJet 4600 Series Printer - Installing and Uninstalling the Printer Driver for Macintosh
This document provides information about system requirements and procedures for installing and removing the HP Color LaserJet 4600 printing system software for Macintosh operating systems. It also provides lists of available and supported fonts.
The following system requirements are necessary to install and use the HP LaserJet printing system software on Macintosh operating systems:
Macintosh component descriptions
The sections below describe the printer software available to Macintosh computers:
HP LaserJet PPDs
These PS printer-definition files for HP LaserJet printers are installed to the Printer Descriptions folder, which is in the Extensions folder, within the System folder.
PPDs, in combination with the Laserwriter driver, provide access to the printer features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer. An installation program for the PPDs is provided on the printing software CD-ROM.
For Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x, the Apple Laserwriter 8 driver must be installed to use the PPD file. Use the Apple Laserwriter 8 driver that came with the Macintosh. For Mac OS X, use Print Center to print.
PDEs (Mac OS X)
Printer Dialog Extensions (PDEs) are code plug-ins that provides access to printer features, such as number of copies, automatic two-sided printing (duplexing), and quality settings. An installation program for the PDEs and other software is provided on the printing software CD-ROM.
HP LaserJet utility
This Hewlett-Packard printer utility is installed to the HP LaserJet folder in Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.1 Macintosh systems. It provides configuration and management support for PS and PCL printers.
HP LaserJet Utility allows control of features that are not available in the driver. The illustrated screens make selecting printer features from the Macintosh computer easier than ever. Use the HP LaserJet Utility to do the following:
This text file contains important information about printer features, instructions for installing the printing-system software, and technical assistance.
These text files contain color-matching information for the Macintosh system and HP LaserJet color printers.
This HTML-based Help system replaces the Apple Guide help system provided with earlier HP printers. The Help system can be viewed through a browser or in the Macintosh OS Help Center.
HP Auto Setup utility
This utility is installed to the Startup Items folder of Macintosh OS 7 and newer Macintosh systems. It provides assistance to set up a new printer, then places itself in Trash.
These screen fonts are available only for Macintosh computers and Macintosh compatibles. The screen fonts match the printer fonts, allowing the screen to show how the printed page will look.
To ensure that all installed fonts can be used with the HP LaserJet printer, the Macintosh printing system includes the standard 35 screen fonts in the following 11 families:
The Macintosh printing system also includes the HP 45 XPS font families:
The following bitmap screen fonts reside on the HP LaserJet printer:
The following fonts are resident on all HP LaserJet printers, but can be used by Macintosh platforms only by installing additional screen fonts. Use these screen fonts directly from the HP LaserJet software CD browser, or obtain them from the HP LaserJet 4600 Web site. Click here to obtain fonts (http://www.hp.com/support/lj4600).
Installing the Macintosh printing system
On a Macintosh-compatible computer, the installation procedures are the same for a network administrator, a network client, and a single user. Install the software on any computer that has access rights to the printer.
The Macintosh partition contains an installer program for each language. Find the language appropriate for the operating system being used, and use the installer program for that language.
NOTE: If the computer is connected to the printer by a Localtalk (Printer Port) or Ethertalk connection, the Appletalk (or Network) control panel must be configured for the correct connection to communicate with the printer.
NOTE: The HP LaserJet printer must be set up, connected to the computer, and turned on before the software is installed.
NOTE: Macintosh OS systems do not support parallel connections. It is necessary to use a USB connection for a direct connection to a computer running Macintosh OS.
NOTE: The universal serial bus (USB) is not a standard connection on the HP Color LaserJet 4600 printer. It is available through a Jetdirect EIO solution with the correct Jetdirect firmware version (A.00.11).
To install the HP LaserJet printer software for Macintosh OS
Uninstalling the Macintosh Printing System
To uninstall the Macintosh Printing System, drag the PPDs and the unwanted component(s) to Trash.
In-box disk layout
The Macintosh Printing System consists of one file: the HP LaserJet Installer - Integrated installer program.