Printing to Older HP Color LaserJet 1600

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by GeekyGirl2, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. GeekyGirl2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2011
    I am brand new to this forum, and fairly new (back) to Mac, as of December, after a 14 year hiatus. Oh and this is my very first post!

    I have an HP Color LaserJet 1600 that I just assumed that I could use with my MacBook Pro, purchased in December 2011. There was absolutely no reason that I even suspected that it wouldn't work. I mean after all, it's an HP, why shouldn't it work???

    I found an old thread here in this forum:

    One of the members, craigverse, posted (in the above thread) that to make it work, you had to download the following:

    "All of the information can be found at,

    In summary

    You'll need to download:

    I started by running the installer for ghostscript, then the installer called foomatic-RIP.dmg.

    Lastly I ran the installer foo2zjs. When it finished a terminal window opened and I ran through the instructions listed there. I chose the option for the 1600 and then pressed enter.

    Once all three installers have been ran open up print utility from system utilities. The printer should show up and choose the foomatic driver on it's own. Once the printer is installed you'll have b&w printing. "

    All but the last link is old and broken, and the last link just automatically starts downloading something onto my computer, without first seeing what it is that I'm downloading–so I halted that.

    Can anybody help me here? Does anybody know of a generic driver or have an idea which newer Color LaserJet driver might be able to talk to this printer?

    Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Why are you going all around Job's barn? Everything that you need to get your HP Color LaserJet 1600 operational is available through the Gutenprint 5.2.7 website and the HP Color LaserJet 1600 webpage on the Linux Foundation's OpenPringing Project website.

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