Konica printing issue--Filter failed

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sfscott, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. sfscott macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I did a forum search and did not find anything on point.

    I just pulled a Konica Minolta Magicolor 2400w printer out of storage. It has not been used in close to 6 years. Plugged into my MBP running Mountain Lion, and it could see the printer but did not have a driver.

    Minolta's web support for drivers is sketchy, and it looks like the last update of the driver was 2005. Since the vintage of the printer was the same, I tried it.

    The printer installs and is visible to all apps, but when I go to print, the job gets stopped in the queue with a message saying 'Filter' failed.

    This is a new one on me. What gives? Is there a generic driver that might work?
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    Filter is a unix/cups term for a part of a printer driver.
    You can print using a third party driver. Install ghostscript and foomatic from linuxfoundation.org openprinting macosx section. Then, get the specific m2300w driver files (2300 works for 2400) from the openprinting printer database.

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