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Using HP Drivers on OS-X for networked PSC 1350

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May 7, 2005 4:22:04 PM

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Hello everyone

i currently use a HP PSC 1350 attached to a WPS54G wireless printserver.
This works no prob with a Windows XP Notebook.
But on the OS-X (10.3) Powerbook i had to use formatic/hpjis (i think that's
what it's called) drivers. This works reasonably well but graphics are not
as good as the original HP drivers IMO.

i noticed that with the original HP drivers it's possible to search the
network for printers, even enter ip numbers. but it doesn't recognize this
printer. i guess it only works with HP JetDirect Printer Servers or some
other limitation is going on. Funny enough, the printer is added in OS-X as
"Socket/HP JetDirect" printer and works that way.
Is there any trick, to find the printer with the original HP driver?
Changing Printer/Queue name on the printserver maybe? or some other tips how
to use with original drivers?


Thanks! and regards

Beat
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May 8, 2005 1:38:40 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

easy wrote:
> Hello everyone
>
> i currently use a HP PSC 1350 attached to a WPS54G wireless printserver.
> This works no prob with a Windows XP Notebook.
> But on the OS-X (10.3) Powerbook i had to use formatic/hpjis (i think that's
> what it's called) drivers. This works reasonably well but graphics are not
> as good as the original HP drivers IMO.
>
> i noticed that with the original HP drivers it's possible to search the
> network for printers, even enter ip numbers. but it doesn't recognize this
> printer. i guess it only works with HP JetDirect Printer Servers or some
> other limitation is going on. Funny enough, the printer is added in OS-X as
> "Socket/HP JetDirect" printer and works that way.
> Is there any trick, to find the printer with the original HP driver?
> Changing Printer/Queue name on the printserver maybe? or some other tips how
> to use with original drivers?
>
>
> Thanks! and regards
>
> Beat
>
>
>
I don't know how handy you are with getting printer drivers to work, but
if you can get a postscript driver for that printer (PPD file), you may
have a good chance of getting it to work.
I'm not too familiar with what type of printing system OS-X uses, but I
know on other unix/linux systems, the modern ones use CUPS. With CUPS,
you just need a PPD file for that printer and you're ready to go.

Hope this helps,

Oskar

ps. have you tried to post this on a mac.osx newsgroup? they might
know exactly what to do. you could also research google newsgroups for it.
Anonymous
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May 8, 2005 2:22:04 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

True. I've either set up or advised people how to set up PostScript printers on
Mac and Linux systems. For either, all that is needed is a PPD. PPDs are
available from either the HP web site (possibly embedded within a driver
download) or the Adobe website (but only for printers with a version of
PostScript licensed from Adobe)... Ben Myers

On Sat, 07 May 2005 21:38:40 GMT, nospam@nospam.done wrote:

>easy wrote:
>> Hello everyone
>>
>> i currently use a HP PSC 1350 attached to a WPS54G wireless printserver.
>> This works no prob with a Windows XP Notebook.
>> But on the OS-X (10.3) Powerbook i had to use formatic/hpjis (i think that's
>> what it's called) drivers. This works reasonably well but graphics are not
>> as good as the original HP drivers IMO.
>>
>> i noticed that with the original HP drivers it's possible to search the
>> network for printers, even enter ip numbers. but it doesn't recognize this
>> printer. i guess it only works with HP JetDirect Printer Servers or some
>> other limitation is going on. Funny enough, the printer is added in OS-X as
>> "Socket/HP JetDirect" printer and works that way.
>> Is there any trick, to find the printer with the original HP driver?
>> Changing Printer/Queue name on the printserver maybe? or some other tips how
>> to use with original drivers?
>>
>>
>> Thanks! and regards
>>
>> Beat
>>
>>
>>
>I don't know how handy you are with getting printer drivers to work, but
>if you can get a postscript driver for that printer (PPD file), you may
>have a good chance of getting it to work.
>I'm not too familiar with what type of printing system OS-X uses, but I
>know on other unix/linux systems, the modern ones use CUPS. With CUPS,
>you just need a PPD file for that printer and you're ready to go.
>
>Hope this helps,
>
>Oskar
>
>ps. have you tried to post this on a mac.osx newsgroup? they might
>know exactly what to do. you could also research google newsgroups for it.
!