HP Drivers for Catalina

Contributor III

We have a few users who are testing Catalina and some HP printers that they can no longer print too. From what I can see, the drivers are no longer supported. Are we stuck waiting for HP to release new drivers? Will Apple release a new HP driver pack?


Valued Contributor

On some of my Macs I just installed 'HP Printer Software Update' version 5.1. Not sure whether this is what you need...

Valued Contributor II

Isnt HP Printer Software Update 5.1 one of the last HP updates provided by Apple back in 2017?


We have hundreds of printers across multiple bldgs at my company, but very few are HP. Sounds like you're already found this Apple KB, which is no longer maintained, but last updated on 09/24/2018?

Each vendor will likely have a corresponding JKB re: macOS Catalina-compatibility and/or driver?
Here's HPs KP... https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06141321

Best wishes

Contributor III

Thank you for the replies.

We have found compatibility to be all over the place with HP printers right now. I was looking for an updated HP Driver package but it doesn't seem Apple does that anymore. Some HP printers were straight up uninstalled after a Catalina update! We were able to get them back but using the Generic Driver.


If these are network printers it's probably best to switch them to IPP Everywhere and forgetting about drivers in light of this inevitability: https://www.cups.org/blog/2018-06-06-demystifying-cups-development.html

Honored Contributor II
Honored Contributor II


HP has a utility called Easy Admin that you can use to download driver packages for most printers I believe. At least I know the newer printers are in there. This was discussed in this Jamf Nation post:

Newest HP Printers


We have tried switching to IPP Printing, but we've found that not all printers support this, yet. For example, some EFI Fiery controllers do not present all printer options (paper decks/trays, finishers, etc) when connecting via IPP. So while Apple is deprecating drivers in a future release, until the printer vendors fully support IPP over LPD we have to stick with LPD.

New Contributor

Hi All

I have ran the HP print driver from the JAMF Share on the local mac and this has installed and is working for the print drivers. From what I can see it looks like an issue with the distribution. Has anyone else had any luck?

New Contributor II

Looks like it could be the package itself. I was using the HP Printer Drivers v5.1 for OS X found here: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1888?locale=en_US

The jamf installer log shows:
Installation failed. The installer reported: installer: Package name is Hewlett-Packard Printer Software
installer: Certificate used to sign package is not trusted. Use -allowUntrusted to override.

Contributor II

@Quagmire - You might just need to re-download if it was in your catalog from back in November or whenever all the intermediate certs expired.

Valued Contributor II

I just created a Self Service policy to install HP LaserJet 600 M602 using the HP Printer Drivers v5.1 for OS X and it worked fine. Might take a little longer to install the HP Printer Drivers v5.1 for OS X.pkg but it works.

the easy admin drivers (hp easy essentials.pkg) i downloaded look to be the same as the 5.1, so i used the 5.1 instead. In pacifist.app looks like the the essentials are installing all the HP drivers just like the 5.1pkg. When i tested the essentials, the kernel extension popped up while the 5.1 install did not popup approval for kernel extension

tested it on macOS 10.15 Catalina 2012 macbook pro

Valued Contributor
  • Canon Drivers for Catalina, please

New Contributor III

@john_wetter - You just saved me several hours with this comment. I was all set to repackage the softwareUpdate download until I realized that Apple would just update their package with a valid cert.

Contributor III

Canon Released Driver Package Very REcently @mhasman

Valued Contributor

Thank you Dave! @djdavetrouble