Network Printing with MacBook Pro OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by parrotthead0120, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. parrotthead0120 macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook Pro running OSX, connecting to a network at my office. I connect via the network to an HP 4050TN Laser printer and an HP 3500 Color Laser printer. Whe I print to either printer, pages print out, but the only thing on the first page is a string of garbage. Any ideas?
     
  2. Kelmon macrumors 6502a

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    My immediate reaction would be that the printer drivers you are using are not correct for the model of printer that you are printing to. A quick check of HP's website shows a Universal driver for the 4050 but there only seems to be a PowerPC driver for the 3500. I would at least try the driver for the 4050, assuming that you have not already tried using it.
     
  3. parrotthead0120 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, but I've tried that alredady :( I am puzzled since I can actually print from the MacBook but it does not print correctly.
     
  4. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Do both printers use Postscript (I'm pretty sure HP does, but there are some models that don't)? Try using the generic postscript driver.
     

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