[Fixed] Unable to make Print Out on macOS Mojave

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Overview: There are many users who are not able to make printout after installing macOS Mojave. Today in this post we will troubleshoot printout issue and will get the printer working on macOS Mojave.

So, let’s start with real user’s practical scenarios!

Scenario 1: Printing Problem With Mojave

Hi, I am using iMac pro – Mojave – 10.14.1 and printer is HP CP1025 Color laser, If I print any jpeg photo it prints ok but if any document like XL, Word, pdf or Numbers etc is tried to be printed, printer gives error message of “Failed Field…” or simply just keep waiting for the data to be sent. I have re-installed the driver twice but mind you that driver specs don’t mention my OS. Also, note that the same set up was working perfectly in the previous operating system. I have also tried to print through Airport Utility but faced the same problem. Please help on how to resolve this issue. Thanks

Source: Apple Forum

Scenario 2: Vanishing Printers

Twice in last months since Mojave has come out. all of my printers vanished, so I have to shut down & reboot my iMac. what gives is it a bug. PS none of my other machines have had this problem.

Source: Apple Forum

Like above two users there are multiple Mojave users who are facing this issue, let’s go ahead and fix this.

Also, Fix Slow Wi-Fi issue on macOS Mojave

Solution 1: Steps for AirPrint Enabled Printer

In case you are not sure whether your printer is AirPrint enabled or not please visit this apple link 

For AirPrint enabled printer please ensure that printer and mac both are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

A simple restart sometimes fixes the problem.

  • Shut down your Mac and router.
  • Wait for few seconds and restart your router.
  • One router is up and running restart your Mac.
  • Make sure printer, router, and Mac is not far from each other.
  • Also, update router and printer with the latest driver.

Update your Mac

macOS Mojave Users

  • Go to Apple menu and select System Preferences and click on Software Update in order to check for updates.
  • Click on Update Now to get the updates. You will also find More info option to know more about each update and you can select particular updates to install.

For Earlier macOS prior to macOS Mojave

Go to the App Store app.

Click on Updates in the App Store toolbar and click on Update option to install the updates.

Solution 2:  Delete and Reinstall Printer

  • Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Click on Printers and Scanners.
  • Click on the name of your printer if you find your printer on the list and click on the minus sign to delete the printer.
  • Restart your Mac
  • Now click on the plus sign and select Add to add Printer or Scanner and click on the name of your printer.
  • Select the Use or Print using menu, select the name of your printer and click Add.

Now try making a printout.

Solution 3: Steps for Non-AirPrint Enabled Printer

Click on this link to see the list of Non-AirPrint Enabled Printer

  • In case your printer is connected to a Mac with a USB cable then please unplug the cable.
  • Shut down your printer.
  • Updates your Mac (Follow the steps mentioned in Solution 1 to update your Mac)
  • Once the update is done plug the printer cable back to your Mac.
  • Start your printer and wait until it completes the startup process.
  • Go to the Apple menu, select System Preferences and then click on Printers & Scanners.
  • Find your printer in the list.
  • In case your printer does not show in the list then click on the plus + sign to add your printer.

In case your printer is connected via Wi-Fi then follow the steps mentioned below

  • Shut down your Mac and router.
  • Wait for few seconds and restart your router.
  • One router is up and running restart your Mac.
  • Make sure printer, router, and Mac is not far from each other.
  • Also, update router and printer with the latest driver.
  • Update your Mac

Solution 4: Reset the Printing System on Your Mac

To reset the printing system follow the below steps

  • Go to the Apple menu
  • Select System Preferences and click on Printers & Scanners.
  • Press and hold the Control key on your keyboard and click anywhere in the list of devices on the left side of the window.
  • Click on Reset printing system when you see a prompt to reset printing system.

Restart your Mac now and then add your printer again

Solution 5: Perform Clean Installation of macOS Mojave from USB flash drive.

In case none of these steps works then performing a clean installation may help you to fix the printer issue. Please note that you will lose all your data on the Mac.

Visit this link to perform clean installation: Apple link How to create a bootable installer for macOS

Solution 6: Contact Printer Manufacturer

If the issue still persists then contact the printer manufacturer to get further help.

Wrap Things Up

I hope this article helped you to fix the printer issue on macOS Mojave. If you like this post, please share it to help others. Keep visiting the website for more upcoming posts on Mac.

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