Thanks for the great post I finally got my printer working an ML-1710. I tried using the Splix drivers, but I couldn't figure out how to run N installer, guess I don't understand UNIX enough. These pre-packaged drivers worked perfectly!!!I had the same problem yesterday, just get the CUPS drivers for Mac... These are just like the linux drivers above, but they are all nice and packaged up for Mac with an installer...
Download all 3 things (samsing-gdi, foomatic-rip, and ghostscript). Install all 3 but make sure you install foomatic-rip first. Reboot so that your printer system is restarted then choose the Samsung-1710 foomatic driver and it will work.
I'm using this on my machine and all is happy.