FYI: Canon LBP3000 driver for OSX

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  1. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    Canon advertises this printer as having ONLY Windows drivers, however there is a solution if you are interested in buying the printer (I bought one for around AUD150, delivered in Melbourne).

    As reported in Macosxhints here there is an OSX driver for the Canon LBP3000. Go to the linked Canon page (which is in Japanese) then scroll to near the bottom of the page for links to the driver (MXCAPT160). Download that and install it. Edit: The printer dialogue (when you attach it) is then in English.

    It doesn't offer all the options available in Windows (mainly output quality & economy modes) but is fine for straightforward printing to A4, letter, legal, A5, A6 and a couple of Japanese envelope sizes (Yougata-4 approximates DL).
     
  2. DeeCee53 macrumors newbie

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    Version of OS is the key

    Yes, Canon Japan does have a driver for Mac OS... but not for Mac OS X. My experience with them was unhelpful. It would be really nice to know if anyone else has discovered a solution or an answer as to how to use the LBP 3000 with Mac OS X.
     
  3. bennomap23 macrumors newbie

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    Question on lbp3000 capt driver

    Hi, I have down loaded the driver and had to install it guessing my way through Japanese. However the dialogue boxes etc are now all in english (not sure how) BUT! the printer wont work. It tells me it is ready but I can't get it to work any suggestions???
     
  4. JulianHt macrumors newbie

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    Yes, there is a new driver from Canon on their Japanese web site and that should work.
    This is the link http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/lasershot/drv-macx.html

    and you should scroll down to the box with the heading 'Canon Advanced Printing Technology (orange) There syou will find the LBP3000 driver for Macintosh. I've tried it on both OS 10.4.11 and 10.5 and it works like a charm.
    One thing I had to do and that was delete all previous non-functioning drivers from my printer list that had stopped the printing process. If you cue to this old list it won't work.
    Success.
     
  5. at2000 macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately this driver doesn't seem to be working on my mac. It's been installed without a problem (let alone guessing Japanese :D:confused:), but when I try to print anything it shows document in the queue but status is "Stopped". I tried to print from different applications but with no success.
    May be you experienced the the problem and know how to make it print? Thanks!
     
  6. willpowerpt macrumors newbie

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    Yes I have the same problem, Desperately seeking a solution
     
  7. knagayama macrumors newbie

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  9. macaustreet1 macrumors newbie

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    Try this: http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/lasershot/capt4macx.html

    I just installed and it works perfectly fine on my Lion. The web page is in Japanese but the actual dmg is in English
     
  10. macaustreet1 macrumors newbie

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    Try this: http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/lasershot/capt4macx.html

    It should work on Lion!!! I just installed and work perfectly fine with me. The web page is in Japanese but the actual dmg is in English

    Here is the image of the download button:http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/common/img/btn/btn-download-on.png
     
  11. JulianHt, Aug 13, 2011
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    JulianHt macrumors newbie

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    Upgraded to OS 10.6.8

    I can't upgrade to Lion because my iMac is too old for this upgrade.

    I have upgraded to 10.6.8 and of course - my Canon LBP3000 won''t print.
    I tried to install the driver for Lion but no go either.
    Has anyone upgraded to OS 10.6.8 and made this printer work?
    Please, enlighten me.
    Julian
     
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