Can't print on OS x 10.5.8? HP printer driver.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by apples22, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. apples22 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have a direct link to download a printer driver for OS x 10.5.8 ??
    I have to use a HP Deskjet 3755 and have bounced around everywhere looking for the driver. I can't scan or print. Thanks..
    Seems it will work with 10.6 and above.


    Or there is something here, where you choose a generic printer from within your mac? I picked generic PCL from within the computer, I also have another driver for my printer, but it just comes up as blank and won't print.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7189658?start=0&tstart=0

    I don't know which someone posted a big long list.
    I'll restart the computer and printer maybe that will do it.
     
  2. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Try looking at the Gutenprint project, they have created printer drivers for modern printers that work on old macs.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, you might struggle with that. Most modern printers have removed the print processing electronics and implement it in software instead to reduce costs.

    Easiest workaround is to create a PDF, then print it using a newer machine.
     
  4. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I agree getting a 2016 printer to work on PowerPc with 10.5.8 is just not happening as its a 'dead' architecture. Most modern printers will still have support for 10.6 as most manufactures can easily make a driver that's x86 compatible across the entire Intel mac range.
     

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