Epson Printers and Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by klrobinson999, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else have an Epson printer? Are we going to have issues with them if we upgrade to Lion? I have a Epson Workforce 840, fairly new, and want to make sure it's compatible before I upgrade the Mac OS. I know Snow Leopard was a headache with HP printers; want to avoid losing use of my all-in-one. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. andymodem macrumors 6502a

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  3. Foris macrumors newbie

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    Artisan 810 no go

    I get this error message with my all in one Artisan 810:

    /usr/libexec/cups/filter/cgpdftoraster failed
     
  4. Foris macrumors newbie

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    Fixed

    Yay, restored my Epson Artisan 810 all in one to full functionality with Lion.

    The previous error message (/usr/libexec/cups/filter/cgpdftoraster failed) no longer appears... if you google that message, there are a lot of problems but almost no solutions.

    I downloaded the Gutenprint uninstaller from Sourceforge, did the uninstall, reset the printing system in system prefs - then added the printer back in. This time it selected the "EPSON Artisan 800 Series" driver rather than the previous 810-specific driver. Everything works from all apps again - including the DVD printing.
     
  5. vdubbeet macrumors member

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    Hopefully someone will have the answer as Epson

    is unfortunately for me, useless at this juncture. I have a 3-4 y/o Epson Artisan 800 series printer which worked extremely well with my former Windoze 7 laptop. Since switching to my MBP 5,1 with OS X 10.8.2, I'm able to print from every application fine but just not in draft, grayscale or both! Everything is wonderful quality. I've downloaded drivers, utilities (to scan, print CD/DVD, etc) and am directly connected via USB. Everything I print is very nice quality but I'm using far too much expensive ink! Anyone have any ideas as to how I can change the actual settings when I print or where I go within OS X to change them? Newbie who is inexperienced with OS X. Thanks in advance!
     
  6. Anthony.L macrumors member

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    I have a Epson Workforce 630 and it works flawlessly under both Lion and Mountain Lion.
     
  7. pink tree macrumors newbie

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    Lost paper settings with Lion / Epson Stylus Photo R2880

    I have lost my photo paper settings (print – Print Settings – Media Type). I used to see full range of papers including all the Epson Photo papers but now only Matte/Fine Art/ Plain/ CD/DVD).
    I have downloaded the driver again plus the updater and have done the Apple updating thing.
    How do I get them back? Help, please!
     
  8. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2011 iMac running Lion and installed a wi-fi (AirPrint) Epson Workforce 845 14 months ago. Installation went smoothly and it has been working perfectly since - no issues. I like the combination.
     

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