The medium-sized printer that could

Was having difficulty printing to my stalwart HP LaserJet P2055dn on my Mac mini (macOS 14.1.1).

HP LaserJet P2055dn

Printing from a PDF file using either Adobe Acrobat or the preview application would bring the first page but them spooling would stop at ~9%.

When I double checked the drivers selected for the printer, they seemed to be generic. Troubling, as this printer has always worked near flawlessly with my linux installations on other platforms. My old Mac Book also worked ok as long as I printed directly from the file.

I found that I needed to install HP 5.1.1 Printer Software Update.

With this update the Mac mini immediately identified the printer and installed the appropriate drivers. Printing works, but spooling seems a bit slower than normal.

I am a fan of the LaserJet P2055dn. I have been using the printer for about 15 years and it has served my as both an elementary classroom teacher as well as through three graduate degrees worth of readings. The printer does not chug toner and the duplex function helps me save paper. Accepting a network connection, I can print from anywhere in the house. Always impressed by the early HP LaserJet printers, this one does not disappoint.