Sharing a Printer of a Network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tclare, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Tclare macrumors regular

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    Hey!

    I have recently purchased an Epson Stylus DX6050. I have connected it to my desktop PC, and want to also connect it to my Macbook over the network. I have already tried once unsuccessfully to connect the printer to my macbook over the network. When i tried to print something it just came out as lots of random letter and numbers, which is not what i wanted.

    So can somebody please help me!

    Thanks Loads

    Tclare
     
  2. dannyss macrumors member

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    You might be experiencing the same problem has I when I first printed to a printer connected to a PC from the Mac.
    Before giving the command to print, within your Mac application, go to: File>Page set-up. You will then chose to format your document for that specific printer.
     
  3. Tclare thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I've had this issue with PDFs sometimes. The solution is to print it as an image. Unfortunately, I don't know where the option is, or if it even exists on the Mac OS X print dialog (this issue was on a Windows machine using Adobe Reader).
     
  5. Tclare thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think it is more a problem with the printer setup than anything.
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    im not sure u can use that printer, coa im not sure osx has a driver for that, u might need to find a driver first
     
  7. murdoc158 macrumors regular

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    Any updates? I have an HP5150 and am in the same situation. I just get letters and numbers. I tired installing the latest drivers from HP on the mac and there was no change.
     

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