USB printers on intel imac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bigfib, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. bigfib macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2006
    Anyone having any problems with their printers on the new imacs?
    My HP psc1315 wroks fine, but the epson 5800L laser won't print.
    I tried the built in driver; and the PPC driver from epson but tho it gets the printer status OK it just gets stuck on "sending data".
    Said printer works fine on 10.4 on my G3 ibook...
    Any ideas?
  2. brettbolt macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Rocklin, California
    I heard a few days ago from a CompUSA salesman that the intel imacs had some problems with certain printer drivers. Maybe Rosetta is not fully compatable with your epson printer driver (unless it is already a UB, which I doubt).

    I haven't tried a USB printer on mine yet, but yesterday I hooked up an HP Laserjet 4050. It connects fine to the intel imac via ethernet (using a JetDirect print server on the HP).
  3. bigfib thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2006
    I was using the native driver supplied on the apple disks to start with...
    As it didnt work, i tried the epson PPC driver under rosetta with exactly the same result.
    Have now gone back to the UB driver, and it still doesn't work.
    Just phoned applecare (how nice are those people? amazing service); and they think its maybe a bug and are looking into it for me.
    Will keep you posted.
  4. BakedBeans macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2004
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    My HP Deskjet 3650 was plug and play just like on PPC
  5. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    New York, NY
  6. jsfpa macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2003
    No problem here with an Epson RX600 (all in one) and A HP 1022 laser printer. The laser is connected to my Airport's USB port. All works well.
  7. bigfib thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2006
    Console errors

    I noticed that trying to print on my epson generates the following error in the console; in case that means anything to anyone...

    2006-01-30 23:30:47.474 Mail[278] InkChecker could not launch , launch path not accessible
    Jan 30 23:31:03 nick EPL_5800L: kCGErrorRangeCheck : Window Server communications from outside of session allowed for root and console user only
  8. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2005
    Los Angeles!
    my 2 cents:

    My epson r300 works perfectly connected to the usb port on my 20" MacTel...
  9. macmadman macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2006
    Printer problems and success on mactel

    I was intrigued by your note saying that you are able to use your Epson R300 on an Intel iMac with no problems...I have not been able to get mine to work well at all except when using the GIMP print driver. I have had nothing but trouble installing the Epson 1.7b driver and once it finally worked I can only do basic printing, in fact whole parts of the drop down printing menu (like print settings where you can choose to print on a CD) are crossed out and if you select it you get a message saying that it is not compatible with this computer.

    Epson has been no help simply saying that they don't have a driver and to check back (with no ETA).

    Also, when you install the printer there is no way to add the Epson R300 borderless printer, so there is no way to make borderless photos.
    If you've found a way around all of this I would DEFINATELY like to know...thanks so much!

    On a brighter note my HP 2550L works fine as does my Dymo LabelWriter 330 Turbo...
  10. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    I just remembered why I gave my Epson printer away, for free. I didn't want it anymore. I don't print much, so everytime I tried to print a page, the ink was dried, so I had to clean the cartridges which seems to cost as much ink as printing 100 pages.

    And then it didn't let me print a plain black and white page because the color cartridge was empty. And I had three full black and white cartridges and no color cartridge. The color cartridge was just emptied from cleaning the print head (and you couldn't clean the black and white head only).

    Samsung LaserWriter: You choose print, it prints.
  11. bigfib thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2006
    Apple listens and fixes

    Apple admitted and fixed my epson driver probs in the 10.4.5 update...
    Well happy. :D
  12. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2005
    Los Angeles!
    That's weird.... I installed my drivers before the 10.4.5 fix.... Oh well...

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