Epson printer problems

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by brianclark4, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. brianclark4 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2012
    I live in Beverley, East Yorkshire England UK
    I am running an iMac on Lion OS. I have 2 epson printers a photo R 2400 and a Photo P 50.I seem to have a problem where the mac sometimes doesn't recognise the printers and also printer preferences are changed, where i get a message saying incorrect paper settings, even when I have set these up previously. Any help greatly appreciated.
  2. Dave W macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2012
    Not sure if my problem is the same, but with a brand new Espon printer and Mountain Lion, the printer initially worked and then the Mac couldn't connect to the printer after the Mac went to sleep or was rebooted. The printer was connected via Ethernet to my home network.

    I had to do a fresh install of the printer software to get it to work, only to have it stop connecting again after sleeping/rebooting the Mac. Very frustrating. Multiple calls to Epson and a call to Apple too. I should mention that the problems I describe were isolated to the Mac with Mtn Lion because another Mac in the house was not having any problems with the printer. Another strange aspect was that although I couldn't see the printer on the network once it stopped working, the fax interface on the same printer continued to show up - presumably different drivers.

    The "fix" for my issue was to add the printer in via itss IP address. Knowing the IP address of the printer and going through the Add Printer dialog allowed the Mac to not only find the printer, but hold the settings through sleep and rebooting.

    Hope this helps
  3. carestudio macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    have you checked the USB cable or FireWire cable?
    I have an R2400 printer with bulk ink system installed (no software needed), it works just fine in Mt. Lion.
  4. jamesmorgan macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2012
  5. ailingtitan macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2010
    Will Epson printer SX235 Wi Fi printer be compatible with apple products?

    Hi I want to buy a Wi Fi printer been told they wont connect to apple products like I pads mac book pro and I mac is this true and why is that?

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