Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

printer drivers for MacOS 10.5

2129 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2010 7:09 PM by PAHU RSS
IIe Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Oct 15, 2010 5:57 PM
Dear fellow users,

I wondered if someone could tell me their experience with different inkjet printers and all-in-one(s) drivers on MacOS Leopard.
Which ones have the most compatible drivers for MacOS (in my case 10.5)?
I know they almost all are, but I really mean the "most" compatible.

This said after experiencing some problems with hp drivers. I still like their hardware, but am a bit worried about the drivers.

I know Apple is doing a great job providing updates, but unfortunately for me (but understandable), they are for 10.6 and I am still on a G5 with MacOS 10.5, so I'm using the new PPC printer drivers (when available) provided by the manufacturers.

(Let's not talk about CUPS drivers just yet. Thanks.)

Anyway, I thought some of you could and would give me an advice on what new printer brand to get for my still snappy (snazzy) Power Mac G5 (first model).

Thanks a lot.

Power Mac G5 1,6 GHz Uniprocessor, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4 Gb RAM - GeForce 6800 GT DDL - 2 x HD 500 Gb
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,075 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 15, 2010 6:42 PM (in response to IIe)
    Get a printer for which you can obtain drivers from the manufacturer or that are supplied in your version of OS X.

    Apple does not make printer drivers. The drivers provided in OS X are supplied by the manufacturers of the printers. If a driver isn't available it's a problem with the manufacturer's lack of support of Mac users.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
  • PAHU Level 6 Level 6 (14,400 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 19, 2010 7:09 PM (in response to IIe)
    I use Canon inkjets and AIO's in the office and at home and I find the drivers to be very compatible with 10.5 and 10.6. Their drivers are Universal Binary, meaning they support PPC and Intel Mac's, and the supporting software is okay - although I tend to use the included OS X software like Preview for scanning.
    MacBook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.6.4), MacPro 2x3GHz Quad-Core, Xserve G5, iPhone 4


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.