Epson Photo Printer Does Not Print Via Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by VladStepanian, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. VladStepanian macrumors newbie

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    I have MacBook OsX 10.5.6. Had a direct printer connection but recently decided to hook up my Epson R1800 stylus photo printer through TC. I removed the old default printer and added it through System Preferences-> Print and Fax. It is recognized as a Time Capsule Printer, bonjour kind. But when I press print i get for 2 seconds window saying that page is printing but printer queue is empty and nothing happens. It feels almost as if printer is not hooked up. I can not locate this printer on Epson Utility (separate software) either. Does anyone have or had in the past similar problem? Please help.
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    The Epson Utility isn't supported for use through A/Extreme/Time Capsule.

    For troubleshooting, you should try using a Gutenprint CUPS driver to Add in Print & Fax. If your R1800 isn't already in the Gutenprint list, update the Gutenprint drivers from:
    http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php
     
  3. VladStepanian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It worked

    Thank you very much. I never heard of Gutenprint Cups. It works now. Not sure how to increase the resolution though, it prints out pretty low quality.
     
  4. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

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    I don't have that printer to experiment with - does it have several choices in the Copies and Pages "expandable menu?" (in Print Dialog)
     

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