Can't print tables or graphics from MAC to Canon Printer

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by shandzzz, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. shandzzz macrumors newbie

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    I have a Canon Pixma MX700 connected to a PC and am able to print text/word files from my MAC to the printer via the router without any problems. However, whenever I try to print a document containing a table or a graphic, it doesn't print in the right place, and there is often a blue 'echo' of the table or image that also prints. I am currently using a gutenprint driver.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Are you sure? The Canon PIXMA MX700 is not supported by Gutenprint. What is more, this printer is listed by the Linux OpenPrinting project as a paperweight. You may find some success by sharing the printer under Windows as a LaserWriter/generic PostScript printer. Then access it from your Mac as a PostScript printer.
     
  3. harry454 macrumors 6502

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    try reinstalling drivers, or removing the printer from mac then reconnecting it so it will download the latest drivers
     
  4. shandzzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use the driver for the PIXMA MX610 since it's about the only one that allows me to print anything (only word files). I know little about computers - how do I go about doing what you suggest? If there are 4 other pcs also printing to the same printer, will sharing the printer as a LaserWriter/generic PostScript printer affect the other computers? Please look kindly upon my ignorance.
     

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