Getting past Printer Paused

Discussion in 'OS X' started by Darren78, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2007
    Set up: Epson Stylus Color 3000 with Network Interface Card (NIC) in 10.5 Leopard. It prints ok from 10.4 and another computer on 10.4 but the 1.7a driver doesn't work in 10.4 and hasn't been updated since 2003.
    When trying to print it buffers data through then goes to Printer Paused. If I watch close I can see
    /usr/libexec/cups/backend/ipp failed
    Even updating to the 5.1.4 Gutenprint driver <a href="">gutenprint-5.1.4-UB.dmg</a> still left me with a paused printer
    This backdoor process gets it printing, but the queue has to be cleared manually.

    Go to the address of the Epson SC 3000 printer in Safari
    Under the information heading on the left click on IPP
    Copy the line next to IPP URL
    Back in Safari, go to http://localhost:631/ which magically opens the back door. [I have NO idea how you're supposed to find THIS on your own!:mad:]
    Either click on the "Add Printer" button below the Welcome! banner or click the Administration tab and under the Printers heading click on "Add Printer"

    Name: SC3000 [no spaces alllowed] This is the queue and how it will be listed under the printer tab in CUPS
    Location: Study
    Description: Epson (This shows up in Print & Fax as the printer name)
    Click Continue, wait 7 seconds

    From the Device: popup menu choose Internet Printing Protocol (http) or (ipp)
    Click Continue
    Paste into Device URl: (write over the "http" already there) the address you copied from above
    Click Continue
    From the Make: popup choose Epson
    Click Continue
    Scroll down the Model: listing (about 2/3) and choose
    Epson Stylus Color 3000 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.1.4 (en)
    Click Add Printer

    In Preferences:printe & Fax uncheck Share this printer (it's a network printer)

    CUPS doesn't remove jobs from the queue. You have to delete them manually before the next job can go through.
  2. macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    A bit late to the party, but I'm now successfully using the Gutenprint 5.2 driver on an Epson SC3000 with an Intel Mac running 10.5.2 with no problems other than a little adjustment needed to strengthen the colours.

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