13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2014 4:28 PM by BDAqua
Paul Leadbitter Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

Hi All

 

I have a venerable but fully servicable GCC Elite XL 20/600 which I really do not want to scrap.

 

I am attempting to connect it to my MacBook Pro (late 2011 model) using an ethernet crossover cable. I have the original .ppd file, version 3.31.

 

Having searched the discussion threads I found this:

 

https://discussions.apple.com/message/11530412#11530412

 

which seemed to provide an answer to my problem. However, once I have completed the steps I get the folowing message:

 

Unable to verify the printer on your network.

 

‘192.168.1.10’ may not exist or is unavailable at this time.

Would you still like to create the queue?

 

I have tried IPP and LPD options in Print & Scan

 

* * *

 

I have an ethernet router which I could use to make the connection ... but it seems to me that the crossover cable should work.

 

Does anyone have any idea what I should try next?

 

Cheers

 

Paul


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iOS shows as 4.3.5
  • 1. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    Paul Leadbitter Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I have resolved this.

     

    I have connected the printer to my wirless router using an ethernet cable, and added the device using the LDP option ... Sorted!

     

    Cheers

     

    Paul

  • 2. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    Paul Leadbitter Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I should add that the MacBook Pro is networked wirelessly, so the connections are:

     

    MacBook Pro ))) wireless ))) router –– ethernet –– CGG Elite printer

     

    Cheers

    Paul

  • 3. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    gabri8781 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how he managed to install Elite XL 20/600 with Line Printer Daemon (LPD)?

    Thank you in advance for the help

    (My elite xl is connected to a router with ethernet cable)


  • 4. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    Paul Leadbitter Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Hi gabri8781

     

    Look at the information in the first link:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/11530412#11530412

     

    ... the instructions for setting the printer’s IP address are there.

     

    I couldn’t get my printer online with a wired connection (standard ethernet or crossover), but by chance I thiught to connect it via my wireless router. Perhaps you will be able to get it to work - if you do please let me know by posting a reply here.

     

    Good luck

     

    Paul

  • 5. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    gabri8781 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    news:

    I was able to recognize the gcc elite xl 20/600 to Lion, but can't seem to have the Print window that allows me to select the tray

  • 6. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    gabri8781 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Paul

    I managed to run the printer by Ethernet connection to the router and Line Printer Daemon .... now the printer works but I cant choose the tray of the press (for example in the print dialog of Photoshop)

    in the window "add printer" in Lion I entered the IP of the printer, but in "print options" generic postscript printer "

    thanks again aid, I have to work with this printer, i'm very in trouble

  • 7. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    Paul Leadbitter Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Hi

     

    Good start!

     

    Are you using the GCC printer driver? I’m using the file supplied on the CD that came with the printer (Elite_XL_20_600.ppd driver version 3.31) which I have copied to:

     

    root > Library > Printers > PPDs > Contents > Resources > GCC

     

    There is a simple text version in the same location. I was then able to select the .ppd driver when configuring within Print & Scan.

     

    If you don’t have the driver I could email you the files. Let me know.

     

    Cheers

     

    Paul

  • 8. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    gabri8781 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the original CD version 3:33, but with Lion I can not open it ..

    I tried to download it from the GCC (GCC-1.img PPD Installer) and there is the same problem, I can not open it (the image should be converted obsolete)

    If you would be able to send me the ppd file I would be very grateful

    this is my skype nik: gabri8781

    or my email: gabri8781@hotmail.it

    (yuo saving my life)
    ps: i open the file but its old (vise installer) in lion i cant install

  • 9. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    Paul Leadbitter Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Gimme five ...

     

    P

  • 10. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    RubberSteve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi All,

     

    I'm coming into this 2 years too late, but I am trying to get my MacBook Pro (OSX9.2) talking to my GCC Elite XL 20/600 directly via eithernet cable.

    IP address: 192.168.1.6

    Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

     

    Printer IP: 192.168.1.010

     

    Through luck & https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2594156?start=0&tstart=0 , I have managed to get them talking (printer proxy says: PS file spooling & sending to printer... printer say: PS file receiving, blah blah blah).

    The when it gets to 100%, the PS file just disappears & nothing prints out!

     

    Is the file too big to print (66mb) or is it a comms problem?

     

    Or should I connect them via my old Netgear router?

     

    Any help gratefully received.

  • 11. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Hi, you might get more help starting a new topic of your own, but how much RAM does the printer have, & will a smaller file print?

  • 12. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    RubberSteve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks BDA.

     

    My 20/600 is maxed out on RAM. I printed a smaller file with no problem, it's great to have my MBPro working with this fabulous PS printer.

     

    With my large PSD file, I eventually printed it out, without the superfluous channels, a much more manageable size.

     

    Thanks to all for the advice.

  • 13. Re: GCC Elite 20/600 and Lion
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Great to hear, thanks for the report & good luck!