macOS Ventura Printing Problems? Printer Not Working?

macOS Ventura printing problems

macOS Ventura printing problems

Are you experiencing macOS Ventura printing problems? Printer stopped working after updating to macOS 13 and 13.0.1 versions? Unable to configure printer, drivers missing? You’re not alone. Report your problem here.

macOS Ventura Printing Problems

In this article we plan to cover common as well as rare macOS 13 printing issues. Please report yours in the comments and we will list it here together with any available workarounds.

Try to provide as many details as possible (exact Ventura version, Mac model as well as any errors that might occur):

  • 1. Printer stopped working after Ventura update. Reported by Lori (HP PRINTER 7640).
    Fix: To be updated!
  • 2. Printer not showing, disappearing after receiving a print job. Reported by stuporman86 (HP 9018e, HP 8025e).
  • 3. Printer drivers not available in macOS Ventura. Reported by beast_within_me (Samsung SCX-3401)
    Workaround: Try a generic PCL or postscript driver available in System Settings -> Printers & Scanners -> Add, Printer, Scanner or Fax.
  • 4. PDF files not printing via Airprint in macOS Ventura. Reported by Heather (HP LaserJet Pro M454dw). Problem persists in macOS 13.1.
  • 5. Sharp MX-5050v printer stopped working after macOS Ventura update for rlh.
  • 6. Unable to connect to Brother MFC-J6530DW printer since updating to macOS 13.1. Reported by Russel.
  • 7. Brother DCP-L2540DW series scan not working anymore after macOS Ventura 13.1 update for Robert.
  • 8. HP envy 7640 documents scanning not working anymore after update for Dan. Support for this printer has been discontinued.
  • 9. Unable to activate short edge binding when pamphlet printing. Reported by Michael.
  • 10. HP LaserJet 1320 not printing anymore after macOS Ventura update while Canon MG8120 inkjet prints normally for Matt.
  • 11. EPSOM WF-2630 not printing with MacBook Pro on Ventura for Alex.
    Workaround: Use an older non Ventura Mac to print that’s using the same Apple ID. Printer should show up on Ventura Mac too, after a successful print on the old computer.
  • 12. EPSON L3110 printing empty pages from MacBook updated to macOS Ventura. Works fine with other MacBook that’s update to Ventura too. Reported by seynalkim.
    Workaround: Reset Printing System in System Settings -> Printers & Scanners.
  • 13. Kyocera Ecosys laser printer not working with Ventura for David.
  • 14. Canon MF620C stopped – filter failed error after macOS 13.1 update for Fernando.
    Fix: Delete printer drivers from Library and reinstall. Fix detailed in the next part of this article
  • 15. HP Laserjet 1320 not printing double sided after Ventura update. Option grayed out on printer menu.
  • 16. To be updated!

Fact: Apple is has released macOS 13.1 with new features and bug fixes alongside iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, watchOS 9.2, tvOS 16.2 and HomePod OS 16.2. Printing problems persists.

How To Fix macOS Ventura Printing Issues

If you’re still experiencing printing problems after macOS 13.1 update you can try the following troubleshooting steps:

1. Turn Off Firewall

If the built-in firewall is turned ON it might interfere with your printing system. You can disable it in:
System Settings -> Network -> Firewall.

2. Reinstall Printer Drivers

Your printer might require fresh drivers updated for macOS Ventura. However, before you install them make sure that you properly delete the old ones first:

  • 1. Go for System Settings -> Printers & Scanners.
  • 2. Click on your [printer name] and use the [-] to remove it.
  • 3. Repeat if there are multiple printers using the same driver until all are removed.
  • 4. Open Finder.
  • 5. In the top-left menu bar, click on Go and select Go to Folder.
  • 6. Type: /Library/Printers/ and click Go.
  • 7. Delete the folder named after your printer. For example, Canon.
  • 8. Finally, install the new macOS Ventura driver from your printer manufacturer’s website.

Did you manage to fix macOS Ventura printing issues? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Use the comments.

Related: More tips for fixing macOS 13 printing problems have been provided for users experiencing airprint issues. You can check them out here.