HP LaserJet P1005 on a Mac?

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  1. howie1108 macrumors newbie

    howie1108

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    Hey Everyone,
    Just wanted to know if the [relatively] new HP LaserJet P1005 works on a Mac, specifically Leopard?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Howie1108.
     
  2. alik55 macrumors newbie

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  3. howie1108 thread starter macrumors newbie

    howie1108

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    It Works

    It's alright, it works. Drivers are designed like crap but they work well.
     
  4. tfr macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I can't, for the life of me, get it working :( I installed the new 1.0.5 drivers that should support Leopard, and there's now a "/Library/Printers/hp/laserjet/HP1006" directory on my system, containing:

    drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 7 mai 02:43 HP1006PDE.bundle
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 7 mai 02:43 HP1006PM.plugin
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 18 juuni 16:23 hp LaserJet Utility.app

    However, the P1005 does not appear in the drivers list under System Prefs.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Have you run Printer Setup Utility?
     
  6. tfr macrumors newbie

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    Where do I find that? Is that part of the OSX or should it have been bundled with the drivers? 'cause the drivers only contained a .pkg file that installed the driver.
     
  7. Akzel macrumors regular

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    My office might buy one of these, I'd like to know if we're going to have any problem with our iMacs and Minis (all 10.5.6).
     
  8. Latte macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I recently bought an HP LaserJet P1505 (which according to the manual is essentially the same printer as the P1000 series) and I have some major problems getting it to work.

    It all started fine: Downloaded the latest driver, 1.0.6. Check.
    The printer appeared as it should when adding it through the system prefs. Check.
    The driver installed nicely, and what's weird: Printing the test page worked fine too. Check, one would think. But no.

    The problem starts when printing from any program at all on OSX (I'm on 10.5.6)
    All prints come out (and I can find no better way to explain this) horizontally distorted, or rather: horizontally elongated, meaning that all text or graphics are at least 400% too wide, resulting in most of the content ending up outside the paper (and the content staying inside being extended and ugly and only the leftmost part of the page).

    Now, too add some further confusion, there is also another level of the problem: Things that should still fit on the page don't always print after all!
    I think this is because the *bounding box* of every object is interpreted correctly, it's just the *graphic content* such as images and characters that are drawn out. Which means that even though with its faulty width a certain text should keep going past the edge, it might get cut off mid page because that's where it should end had its proportions been kept intact...

    Doing some research, I think the reason the Test Page prints correctly is because it doesn't actually use the HP driver, but some generic CUPS driver residing on the system (please correct me if I'm wrong here).
    However, searching the web trying to find a CUPS driver to replace my HP one, it seems that the P1000/P1500 models aren't supported by CUPS (again, nothing would make me happier than if I'm wrong...)

    Does this make sense to anyone? Anyone experiencing the same problem or knows how to solve it?

    With a certain degree of desperation,

    /Latte
     

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