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#330 - 08/06/09 08:16 AM printer driver problem
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
imac OS 10.5.7 epson printer color stylus 860

My printer will not work with leopard so I downloaded a

Gutenprint driver 5.0.2-ub (see web site)

http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php

Can someone direct me to driver that will work?

jaybass


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#334 - 08/06/09 09:23 AM Re: printer driver problem [Re: jaybass]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
According to the Gimp-Print web site, Gutenprint 5.2.4, is compatible with OS X 10.3 or higher went into full release July 29, 2009 and it supports drivers for your Epson Color Stylus 860. I recommend installing 5.2.4 rather than the 18 month older and out of date Gutenprint 5.0.2.

After installing the Gutenprint 5.2.4 drivers,
  1. go to System Preferences > Print & Fax
  2. Control+Click on the printer list and select "Reset Printer System"
  3. After that you will have to re-add your Stylus 860 and any other printers you have.
  4. Be sure to select the driver labeled "Epson Stylus Color 680 - CUPS+Gutenprint v.5.2.4". You may have to use the Select a driver to use option to actually get to that driver.
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#389 - 08/06/09 04:38 PM Re: printer driver problem [Re: joemikeb]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
I did as you said but it still does not work. I click page set-up, and then print, exactly as it should do, but it will not print.

I purchased this printer when I had a white imac which was
OS 9. This may be the problem because after clicking the epson icon, it says I cannot open it because the classic environment
is no longer supported. My next computer was an emac which as you know gave you the option of booting into OS 9 which I never did, but the printer worked fine in tiger.
I'm thinking I should bite the bullet and invest in another printer. This one is rather ancient. Thanks for your input.
BTW, whoever organized this forum should be congratulated.
jaybass

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#2129 - 08/26/09 05:52 PM Re: printer driver problem [Re: jaybass]
Pete Offline


Registered: 08/11/09
Loc: St. Peters, Mo
go to epson site and u will c they have never written a driver for OSX
Epson 860






Originally Posted By: jaybass
imac OS 10.5.7 epson printer color stylus 860

My printer will not work with leopard so I downloaded a

Gutenprint driver 5.0.2-ub (see web site)

http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php

Can someone direct me to driver that will work?

jaybass

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#2130 - 08/26/09 05:57 PM Re: printer driver problem [Re: Pete]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
a google search for Epson Stylus Color 860 mac OSX brought up many hits listing OSX drivers for the 860.
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#2206 - 08/27/09 05:40 PM Re: printer driver problem [Re: roger]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
You are right!
On ZDnet, the driver version 6.3 AE is marked as compatible with 10.5 PPC and Intel. It can be downloaded here
http://driverscollection.com/?H=Stylus%20Color%20860&By=Epson&SS=Mac%20OS%20X
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#2253 - 08/28/09 05:38 AM Re: printer driver problem [Re: Pete]
Gregg Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Milwaukee, WI (USA)
My Epson 740 has been working just fine with Leopard, my first OSX version. confused

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#2311 - 08/28/09 12:50 PM Re: printer driver problem [Re: macnerd10]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Thanks macnerd10,
I did buy another printer but my epson 860 is going to my son who has leopard so that driver you steered me onto will be just fine.
Saves me having to trash it.

jaybass

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