having trouble finding a printer driver

vniow

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Jul 18, 2002
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I accidentally my whole location.
Hi, I'm trying to get a Lexmark X4270 working with my Cube and I can't seem to find any drivers for it. Lexmark doesn't list any that are OS X compatible and Gimp Print doesn't list it either. I tried to use the generic postscript printer driver but it still doesn't print. Its listed as a 4200 series printer in the Print/Fax thingie if that means anything.

Thanx,

-Ani
 

ham_man

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Jan 21, 2005
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I assume that you mean this printer? If so, it says it only supports the following OSes...
Microsoft Windows 2000 (all versions)
Microsoft Windows 98 (All versions)
Microsoft Windows Me
Microsoft Windows XP (All versions)
Unfortunately, I think that you are out of luck. Sorry... :eek:
 

vniow

macrumors G4
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Jul 18, 2002
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I accidentally my whole location.
Well this is sucking, I got an e-mail from Lexmark's tech support yesterday and they said they have no intentions of making a Mac driver at all. It would be one thing if this were an older printer but its fairly new so it should be supported at least by Gimp print but even that's lacking. Ah well, at least I can try to see if it'll print from my roommate's laptop...
 

shakenbake

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Aug 13, 2006
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What's worse is......

vniow said:
Well this is sucking, I got an e-mail from Lexmark's tech support yesterday and they said they have no intentions of making a Mac driver at all. It would be one thing if this were an older printer but its fairly new so it should be supported at least by Gimp print but even that's lacking. Ah well, at least I can try to see if it'll print from my roommate's laptop...
The box I that contained this printer when I bought it said that it was Mac OS compatible, and claimed Mac OS support. I wish some one sued them for misrepresentation.
 

shakenbake

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Aug 13, 2006
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All is OK with me and Lexmark!

shakenbake said:
The box I that contained this printer when I bought it said that it was Mac OS compatible, and claimed Mac OS support. I wish some one sued them for misrepresentation.
Update time!

The kind folks at Lexmark provided me with a solution to my problem! They DO stand behind their product!

Shakenbake
 

shakenbake

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Aug 13, 2006
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vniow said:
Hi, I'm trying to get a Lexmark X4270 working with my Cube and I can't seem to find any drivers for it. Lexmark doesn't list any that are OS X compatible and Gimp Print doesn't list it either. I tried to use the generic postscript printer driver but it still doesn't print. Its listed as a 4200 series printer in the Print/Fax thingie if that means anything.

Thanx,

-Ani
Hello Ani;

There may be a way to do this with the newer OS X flavours. After all, I believe that the X4270 is CUPS compliant, and the newer OS X, I am led to believe (please correct me if I am wrong) can possibly print to a Windows printer. I just don't know exactly how, though.......

Oh, wait a minute, that was for a printer shared with a Windows machine! Darned!

http://homepage.mac.com/william_white/print_to_windows.html