10.2 and my printer

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  1. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    After installing 10.2 about 2 weeks agoI decided to try my printer and after installing 100mb worth of printer drives my printer still doesn't work. It about 2 years old and it still don't work

    I was hoping to go full X which I am except when I want to print......maybe its just epson
     
  2. britboy macrumors 68030

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    I'm using an epson stylus 680, and it works just fine under OS X.

    Was your printer working under 10.1.x? I assume not from the gist of your post. Which model do you have?
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Re: 10.2 and my printer

    Perhaps Epson's drivers aren't compatible with a pre-release version of 10.2. Maybe they'll have new drivers that will work once 10.2 is officially released.
     
  4. mac15 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have a sylus 580 and epson has never supported it and I thought by now it would have worked

    can you use different drivers for it like a 680 driver with a 580
     
  5. britboy macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't have thought so. You've got nothing to lose by trying though :)
     
  6. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    yea.. a lot of printers arent up and working with jaguar because apple has implemented cups - a unix printing system into 10.2... i personally got my hp working, but only with a "general" driver without individual printer support...
     
  7. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Yea, neither my epson C60, nor my Lexmark Z45 will work with X.2. I hope they don't have to rewrite the drivers again due to CUPS. That will mean that we will get to print again, about a year after x.2 is released.
     
  8. resm macrumors 6502

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    Epson printer and OSX problems

    if your printer center has a problem to recognise your driver try this:

    first check if your printer utility works on your printer. (does it do the checks on your printer)

    if it does, it means your driver is there and should work. But the problem
    lays in OSX.

    so try this link
    http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=14641&db=mac

    I had problems and others too and this link solved it.
    After removing the "Canon Folder" my problem was solved.

    But if your printer does not have a driver for OSX there is no help as far as I know.

    BTW Epson Stylus Color 580 is supported with a driver for OSX
     
  9. mac15 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    could you tell where I can get a driver for it then cause I can't find one for it
     
  10. resm macrumors 6502

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    color 580

    ooops....sorry

    that one was for mac OS but not OSX

    you may have a problem to get a driver for OSX with your 580

    looks like they are only adding drivers for relatively newer printers
     
  11. mac15 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yeah it sucks but I will just have to use os9 :(
     
  12. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Well, I am happy to say that Epson just released an OS X driver for my printer.. and it works just great!

    I don't know about the American Epson site, but the Japanese one has a list of Drivers which work under Classic. It doesn't have the American names of the printers so I don't think that would help you, but if the American site has it, just look under Mac.

    And your printer *might* have a driver now... they just updated the Japanese site a few weeks ago with the driver for my printer...




    irmongoose
     
  13. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I would have been amazed if your printer worked under a developer build of an OS.

    Wait for Jaguar to ship before you write off using your printer in X.
     
  14. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    epson really needs to pick it up

    I've got OS X drivers for my printer, but they don't offer any of the color control options that the OS 9 drivers have. pointless printing in OSX without that if you ask me...
     
  15. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Which printer are you talking about??? I can customize my color settings as much as I want with my C80 drivers. All you need to do is select the 'Color Management' item from the print menu. You have enough options there to do just about anything you want. There are other options as well. Do a little digging, and you should have something similar, unless you are using an old printer, with old drivers, in which case UPDATE them... :rolleyes:
     
  16. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Re: 10.2 and my printer

    Maybe you should wait to b*tch until 10.2 is actually released... :rolleyes: You are using a pre-release version of the OS, which I am NOT surprised that not all devices have drivers for. Once 10.2 (or whatever the next OS X version is called) is released, check and see what Epson does for drivers. Better still, call them up and ask them about it. Chances are, if you are nice enough, they will provide you with drivers that are not being released yet (if they have them) for you to test out.
     

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