September 9th, 2008, 01:25 PM #1
Problems with printing to an IP Printer
We have a savin printer at our office that will not print no matter what I do, the OS is version 10.5x on a iMac. It sees the printer as a IP or ldf but it won't print! I know the printer works cause we print with windows pc's?
Does anyone have suggestions, or a guide?
The iMac is on a windows domain running a Mac os.
Help would be appreciated!
September 9th, 2008, 01:41 PM #2
What model Savin, so we can read the manual?
Do you have a driver?
Have you tried HP Jetdirect protocol?
September 9th, 2008, 01:49 PM #3
Its a Savin 8025e I have tried the drivers listed on savin.com, but maybe I am not doing something right? I am a windows user and this is my first Mac.
The funny thing is the iMac sees the savin and even recognizes the model number but when you go to print, nothing.....
Thanks for helping out!
September 9th, 2008, 01:57 PM #4
One more thing once I hit the print button, it sends the doc but if you click on the printer it says "printer paused" ?
You can click resume or play and nothing it keeps pausing?
September 9th, 2008, 03:03 PM #5
Do you know if the printer has the postscript Add-in option? Get that from a self-test page maybe? Or look on the back near the network connector.
High-end printers that have postscript "optional" almost always make only postscript drivers for Macs - requiring the postscript option.
I'll be looking for another third-party driver for you just in case.
September 9th, 2008, 03:14 PM #6
To print without the postscript option, use HP laserjet 6 Series, or generic HP PCL 6 driver(s).
September 9th, 2008, 03:51 PM #7
After doing some research the Savin printers do not come included with Postscript (PS3) print chipsets.
According to the local rep the only way to print with a Mac is to have this $500.00 part installed in the printer.
I did some more research and this PS3 type of printing is an Adobe file which Savin would have to pay for, thus resulting in the hardware cost.
I can't believe that a Mac can't print via the PLC Protocol?
I found a site called Gutenprint http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ but the Savin is not listed.
I am looking in the Printer list and there is not a hp 6 series Printer with out postscript. There is one with Postscript?
September 9th, 2008, 04:17 PM #8
Macs can definitely print using the PCL page description language. I don't use Leopard, so I don't remember the location of the generic PCL 6 (HP Laserjet 6 Series Gutenprint) driver - you will not be using a made-for-Savin driver, but it should work just fine.
Is there a "generic" grouping of drivers that includes PCL 6?
Goes to show you how far sales reps will go to sell the Add-ons.
The HP Laserjet 6L printer is a good choice if you don't find generic PCL 6.
Last edited by gsahli; September 9th, 2008 at 04:28 PM.