Printer for G3 MAC OSX V. 10.4.11

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by WmAnthonyWrites, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. WmAnthonyWrites macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know or can point me in the direction of compatible printers I could use with my 366 MHz PowerPC G3, running MAC OS X v. 10.4.11.
    I don't need anything fancy, but want the option to print -- is it possible, and with what printer (and cable) should I acquire to get the job done.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    HP tends to have really good backward compatibility with older versions of Mac OS. I would suggest looking at printers made before 2012, and looking up the features you want. Many of these will connect with USB and WiFi, so USB will probably be your best bet.
     
  3. harrymatic macrumors 6502

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    I bought an Epson Stylus SX435W printer/scanner last year. The Epson website has recently updated drivers for PPC OS X available for download. I also have a much older HP Deskjet 940c which I use occasionally. Drivers for that go all the way back to OS 8.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The Canon Pixma MG5220 and MG5320 are working well for me.
     
  5. comda macrumors 6502a

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    You're right. I own a HP Photosmart 5510 and just checked The Driver page and found that this printer being 2 years old is supported by Jaguar apparently! The box said 10.4 but wow. HP For the win!
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yeah, my Kodak printer supports PowerPCs too.
     
  7. kumquat macrumors regular

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    You wouldn't happen to still have that driver, would you? They seem to have removed anything pre-10.5 for the 5510.
     
  8. bobesch macrumors 65816

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    HP Laserjets 2100/2200 are good choice, rock-solid and real workhorses.
    You may even find one with network-card and/or duplex-printing.
    Both come with USB/IrDA and the 2100 also has a Parellel-connection.
    Maintainance is cheap.
    Check for the number of printed page (up to 10000 is a good deal).
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure you can see what drivers are available for any printer in existence by checking the manufacturer's website. Regardless of what someone says here you should confirm.

    Another factor to check into is the cost of ink or toner for each candidate printer.
     
  10. kumquat macrumors regular

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    Yes, the website claims that the printer is only supported for 10.5 & up; but someone here mentioned not only using that printer with 10.4.11 but that as of two years ago the site having 10.4 drivers for that printer available.

    The client had ink ready and waiting for this printer, so that's not an immediate issue. It works fine via wifi and no drivers with her other devices.
     
  11. comda macrumors 6502a

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    Send me a PM. i know i never downloaded any PPC drivers for the printer. But i have the CD in my massive disk drawer. Im in Exam month but shoot me a PM and if i have the chance with in the next few weeks ill check the disk.
     

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