Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dell B1160W is OSX Compatible

I needed a printer, and picked the Dell B1160w from an online store for $69 + shipping.

My setup is a mac mini running OSX 10.8.2.

The setup procedure is very simple.

1. Download and install the drivers from During the install process change the printer network settings to your wifi network's settings.

2. Go to Apple Menu>System Preferences then click on the Print and Scan Icon. Click on the 'plus' button, and select 'Dell B1160w Mono Laser Printer.'

You can now print a test from textedit.

It has support for wirelessly printing from a mobile device, but I haven't tried it yet.

I plan to use this printer to home print shipping labels for the arduino ph shields that I sell.