Supports deskjet printers with USB connectors on the printer, as well as network printing for those models that support Network printing.
It is for use with Mac OS X v.10.1.5, v.10.2.x, v.10.3 and OS X v.10.4, although HP recommends that you update to the latest version of Mac OS X. The downloadable file includes a driver installer, which also installs the newest deskjet printer utility.

This driver improves printer connection reliability and stability, as well as print speed and print output improvements. It is recommended that you delete the existing printer (print queue) from the Print Center prior to installing this driver. It is also recommended that you quit open applications before installing this driver.

- Download the driver from www.hp.com
- Mount the disk image by double clicking on it.
- Launch the "OS X HP Inkjet Installer" program, and follow the on-screen instructions
Alternative drivers to HP Deskjet 5850 Driver 2.7.1 for Mac OS X: