Unable to change print settings when printing from Safari - macOS Sierra version 10.12.4

Article ID: ART167711 | Date published: 04/07/2017 | Date last updated: 04/07/2017


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Printing from Safari in macOS Sierra 10.12.4

When  printing from Safari using the CUPS printer driver in macOS Sierra version 10.12.4, the print setting functions are not displayed and only printing with Default Settings is available. The print setting such as quality, media type, borderless printing cannot be changed. There is no problem printing using AirPrint. See instructions.

  • When you want to use the print setting functions, use a browser other than Safari such as Firefox, Chrome, etc.

  • When you want to perform printing from Safari, print using AirPrint (For machines that support AirPrint) .**
** Be sure to add the printer as an AirPrint printer


Adding Printer as an AirPrint Printer to Your Mac / Printing

  1. Open System Preferences, and select Printers & Scanners (Print & Scan) on your Mac.

  2. Select + to display the printer list.

  3. Select the printer's name listed as Bonjour Multifunction.

  4. Select Secure AirPrint or AirPrint from Use.

  5. Select Add.

  6. Perform printing on your application software.

    Print dialog appears.

  7. Select your model name added as AirPrint printer from the Printer list in the Print Dialog..

  8. Set the paper size, media type, and other settings as needed.

  9. Select Print.
    When you execute printing, the printer prints according to the specified settings.

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