Epson 1290 and Imac G5 compatability HELP!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jamesc7770, May 30, 2006.

  1. jamesc7770 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2006
    OK I really need help with this - I have a new imac G5 which I want to use with my Epson 1290 Stylus Photo A3 printer but I can't get the printer to work as it should. It's an old machine compaired to the Mac so I have downloaded a new driver from Epson. This works to the point that the G5 know's what printer I want to use but a simple task like eg. printing a 7x5 colour print is impossible ... I get half a picture and the colours look like they've taken LSD. I used to run the printer with a G4 400 and it was fantastic but now I really am stuck .. I have emailed Epson UK and waiting for help from them but has anyone else had this problem with compatability???? or does anyone have an answer?


  2. riciad macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2005
  3. Kardashian macrumors 68020


    Sep 4, 2005
    2 things worked for me with 2 Epson printers recently:

    1. Make sure if its a USB 1 printer, your using a USB 1 printer. (I mistakenly used an old USB 1.0 cable with my new printers)
    2. When adding a new printer, in the drop-down box in the Printer Setup Util. make sure it is searching for printers connected via 'Epson USB' and not just Epson.

    Hope that helps :)

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