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4810 Views 18 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2009 8:48 AM by babowa
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 7:27 PM (in response to John Blanchard1)I installed the update for my Epson 1280 and it works like a charm. Previously the color management and print settings options were lined out. Choosing the color management option gave a message saying the Color Matching Module was not compatible. Now it all works and printing from either Lightroom or CS4 and allowing them to manage color works and works well. No magenta, no dark print, no green cast. I am a happy guy!3.06 iMac 2009, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 8:57 PM (in response to John Blanchard1)I just installed the new driver for my Epson Photo R800. The print control panel shows the new driver version 8.17, and there are some layout differences in the driver control panel. The problem is that, printing from Lightroom 2, I am still getting dark prints. Anyone having good results with today's new driver and the R800. I was really optimistic when I saw that the driver was available, but no luck with the prints. This has really become a drag.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 9:46 PM (in response to John Blanchard1)Your Epson link does not seem to work?24" white 2.16GHz iMac 3 GB RAM (10.6.2), 13" white early '09 MB (10.6.2),, LaCie d2 DVDRW, 2 LaCie ext HD (1 Quadra), Wacom tablet
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 9:57 PM (in response to John Blanchard1)The URL for the link seems to have changed. Here is the new one:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL900iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 12:29 AM (in response to RobertKCal)downloaded epson software update took 1 hour and still not complete.i could not restart had to unplug and replug to get back to desk top.any ideas as to what happened.intel imac early 2006, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 3:26 AM (in response to vince-m)This update has stopped the scanner working on my Lexmark x5250 all-in-one. OSX says its scanning, but the scanner doesn't start. Printing is fine, and the scanner worked perfectly prior to this update.iMac 17" 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 12:01 PM (in response to Elevator Guy)Elevator Guy;
Just wondering if u can bring up the utilities (Nossel cleaning, etc.) on ur Epson 1280. When I previously set up SL, my 1280 would print, but no utilities; which made the printer useless. I went back to 10.5 for the time being.
...MacPro 3.0Ghz, 18Gb, 4 500Gb SATA drives, 2 optical, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Kensington Expert mouse, Tactilepro 2.0 keyboard
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 2:27 PM (in response to dfm)Just saw this on my Version Tracker software update list. Using this along with the Gutenprint might be a option for those of us with older printers.
This is a utility for checking ink levels and printer status.
You can check ink levels and printer status of Canon, EPSON and HP printers that are connected to your USB port or AirPort base station. And a network printer that is discovered by Bonjour is also available.
$5 shareware. Gives you a 1 week trial.
There is a link to supported printers for the utility.
http://www.goldbugsoft.com/GProducts/Supported_Printers.htmliMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Memory 4GB
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 7:13 PM (in response to dfm)The new driver has "Epson Utility Lite" and it does work. It can be called up from the Epson Stylus Photo 1280 window that opens when you print something. It only shows Black and Color (a single bar graph for all the colors rather than each color like it did in the old utility. You get to it by clicking "Printer Setup" and then "Utility" in the above mentioned window. Supply levels works there, but the supply levels button on the above window still doesn't.
If you previously installed the old drivers (3.0aAs) you should have a "Epson Printer Utility2" in your applications or Utilities folder and that worked for me with SL and still does after updating to the new drivers.3.06 iMac 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2009 12:53 PM (in response to Elevator Guy)
Elevator Guy wrote:
It only shows Black and Color (a single bar graph for all the colors rather than each color like it did in the old utility.
Mine is in color. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dianeross/4192883789/iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Memory 4GB
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2009 5:44 PM (in response to dianeoforegon)Interesting. I wonder if the difference is the printer model. I see you have an R200, mine is a SP 1280. Any other 1280 users out there who have the new drivers and can take a look see?3.06 iMac 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2009 10:26 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)epson r280 broken after update, no utility, no disc printing, reverting back to earlier driverDual 1 GHZ Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.2.x)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2009 7:13 PM (in response to RobertKCal)After updating driver for R800 (8.17), still getting dark prints, but better than before update. Aperture (with the gamma jacked all the way up to 1.30) is a little better than PS CS3. Still not acceptable.iMac 24" 2.4 GHz 3GB, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2009 8:22 PM (in response to John Blanchard1)Downloaded the Epson one for wife's Photo 2200. It does show show ink levels and make test prints but it will not print from any software - even Text Edit. When trying to print nothing happens and the print queue has "error" preceding the name of the document.MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.5.3)