Installing HP 3500 Color Laserjet on home wireless network as my default printer

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  1. taipan1222 macrumors newbie

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    Have installed HP 3500 printer driver on iMac, but can't get iMac to recognize that the printer exists so I can select it as my default printer:mad:
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    OK - there is a difference between postscript network printers and non-postscript ones -- because the printing system on OS X (CUPS) is based on postscript. Your printer isn't a postscript printer, so you need a CUPS-capable driver to use the CUPS-provided standard network protocols. HP doesn't provide CUPS-capable drivers for non-postscript printers.
    You will have to use a third-party CUPS driver for your printer. I suggest hpijs + foomatic + ghostscript:
    http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/macosx

    When you come back with questions, tell us the details of how the printer is connected to the network, and what protocol you are using.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The CUPS driver for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 is available here.
     
  4. cbonilla macrumors newbie

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    CUPS Driver

    Sorry to ask what may be an obvious question, but will loading that driver allow me to print across a network to the HP 3500?
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    That's sorta the point.
     

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