Apple has published two Support notes online documenting HP Printer Drivers v.2.9 OS X and Samsung Printer Drivers v2.4 for OS X - two freely-downloadable packages that make your Mac compatible with the latest printers and scanners from those hardware vendors.
Talking about the hefty HP Printer Drivers v.2.9 OS X weighing 524.8 MB, Apple states: “This download includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.”
The Samsung Printer Drivers v2.4 is a 28.9 MB package that includes “the latest Samsung printing and scanning software for OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.”
Both printer drivers are localized in Deutsch, English, Français, Español, Italiano, Nederlands, Dansk, Norsk Bokmål, Polski, Português, Português Brasileiro, Pусский, Suomi, Svensk, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
System Requirements include Mac OS X v10.6 or later and OS X Lion. Download HP Printer Drivers v.2.9 OS X (Free) Download Samsung Printer Drivers v2.4 for OS X (Free)
“OS X Lion & Mac OS X v10.6 provide third-party software for printers and scanners via Software Update,” Apple states in a separate Support article documenting Printer and scanner software for OS X Lion and OS X Snow Leopard.
“Simply connect the printer or scanner to the Mac. If software is needed and available, it will be automatically downloaded as part of the creation of the printer/scanner queue,” says the company.
The Cupertino computer giant advises customers to run Software Update before connecting a printer or scanner (if they haven’t done so recently), in order to update the Mac's database on what software is available.
To see a list of all the printer and scanner drivers supplied by Software Update visit Apple here
and use your browser's Find feature (search-in-page) to look for a specific name or model number.