Newer printers and OS X PPC

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  1. DearthnVader macrumors 6502a

    DearthnVader

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    If anyone wants to know, I had good luck with my Epson ET-2650 and Leopard PPC with this driver, even tho it may say it's only for Intel, it seems to print just fine.

    Remote Print Driver v9.91

    I don't know how "new" this printer is, but I bought it last year new.

    If you have a working printer that is still on sale retail new or online new with PPC, let us know what you are using?
     
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    Samsung M2020W.

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    Driver disk was Snow Leopard, but if you copy the print drivers on the disk to the appropriate locations in Leopard and then add the printer (using the driver you just added) it works just fine.

    In our case, I prefer this as a network printer, so I assigned a static IP address and added it as an IP printer. That way all the computers in the house can use it.

    Cost me about $150 on eBay, but it comes with AirPrint and Android printing (so you can print from your phone or tablet), WiFi enabled (which is how it's on our network) and Google printing (meaning I can see it as a printer in Google Chrome from anywhere and print to it). It's a laser printer with good quality and speed. Been a great printer.

    HP 1500 Inkjet.

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    This one took a bit. I'm using HP 1610 drivers for Leopard to print to it. You can find that on HP's site. This printer is solely USB so I have it hooked up to our secondary router that has a USB port. Doing that allows it to be networked for everyone to print to via the router's static IP address.
     
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    All things legacy ...
    My favorite printer is the old s/w HP 2200 LaserJet. Still a lot of them available at the aftermarket.
    They are damned to run forever, like PPC-hardware ...
    My favorite scanners come from the CanoScan lide flatbed series. Need no extra power - only one cable.
    Lide200/210 are the only and last to get support for Leopard to Mavericks.
     
  6. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    I have the same printer! Hooked up to an airport express in the living room, I can print from my MacBook Pro wirelessly or my G5 Quad from Leopard. Using Gutenprint drivers I’ve even got it to work with my Tiger system and OS 9! Impressive stuff, just takes a bit of testing and tweaking and it works reliably. Networked printing saves a lot of hassle.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    It's a really good printer.

    I was looking for something that would handle bulk print jobs without me having to constantly use the laser printers at work, My wife was wanting whole forests to be printed at the time.

    But I also needed something that would let her print from the email app in iOS because she is on her device more than she is her computer (that's been inverted in the last year or so though).

    And it had to be wireless so I didn't have to hook it up to a USB port on the router. Set a static IP and forget about it.

    The bonus was that it had Android and Google printing.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Based on my great experience with the Samsung I posted about above, I have ordered the color version, the Samsung C-430W. It's a color laser printer and I got a good deal. It's the same as my B&W one with Wireless, iPhone/Android printing, Google printing, etc but it has the added bonus of an Ethernet port so I could plug it in to my switch if I wanted.


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  9. mzs.112000 macrumors regular

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    AFAIK, aren't printer drivers CPU agnostic/MacOS agnostic? Meaning that even a Mojave printer driver will work with 10.5?
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Quoting my post because I finally got around to putting this on the network today.

    Installed perfectly and Samsung has drivers and install apps that work from OS X 10.4 and above. So, very easy install to an El Capitan Mac and to my Leopard Quad. Will be installing to my other Macs as I go.

    Really nice printer and Samsung makes it very easy to hookup.
     

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