Black & white only with HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-one, Airport Express, iMac 10.5.1

Discussion in 'macOS' started by britpop, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. britpop macrumors member

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    Nov 7, 2007
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    I have a HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-one, Airport Express, iMac 10.5.1.
    With the printer plugged into the iMac it prints in colour.
    With the printer plugged into the Airport Express I only get Black & White copies.

    Anybody the same or can anybody answer my problem. Thanks.
     
  2. bossrat macrumors newbie

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    Jul 13, 2008
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    Black & white only with HP Deskjet F4180

    I can't help, I can only stand in line with you with the same problem with my Time Capsule.:confused:
     
  3. danpeppett macrumors newbie

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    Feb 19, 2006
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    Same here!
    Up until 2 days ago I had the HP Deskjet F4180 running through my airport extreme base station printing out in colour perfectly.

    Now it just prints in B&W. The only change I can think of is the Mobileme update but why would that affect it?

    Any one come up with a solution for this? I have 10.5.4 by the way.

    Dan
     
  4. Thebuzzman macrumors newbie

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    Aug 4, 2008
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    Hi britpop,

    It's normal with your actual Airport and confirm by Apple, but ...

    Only If you see your printer in Airport Admin Utility under Printer :

    1) Download and install : http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/macosx/foomatic-rip-2008-01-30.dmg

    2) Download and install : http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/macosx/gplgs-8.61-ub.dmg

    3) Download and install : http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/macosx/hpijs-2.7.10-UB.dmg

    4) Repair permissions with Onyx or with your Install Disk

    5) Restart your computer

    6) Restart your connection with your Printer (Cable-Power-Connection with your Airport)

    7) In Prefs Panes, select Printer ( + ) and install a new Printer

    8) Select your indicated Printer in the menu choice. If you have a Name for your Airport, give this Name under Place or Emplacement (excuse, i am French) and select HP Deskjet F4100 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended).

    9) And click Done

    With this Solution, you can just print. All other software possibilities can not run under the Airport. It is normal.

    I think all is ok for you.
     

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