Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to DougStod)
Doug - I don't have an HP/Ricoh color (compatible) printer to actually test this...
I think you can change the limitations of the driver by going to the CUPS internal web page. Use a browser and go to:
then go to Manage Printers > double-click on the printer, then select Administration > Set Default Options.
Make changes, then click on Set Default Options at the bottom.
Let us know if it works.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2013 7:46 AM (in response to greg sahli)
That option does not seem to work for me. I guess the web interface is disabled for me.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2013 10:40 AM (in response to DougStod)
That's not likely. Try localhost:631, then click on the admin tab, to see if it asks for an admin user/password.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 1:50 PM (in response to DougStod)
Interesting. Are you an admin user? Did someone else configure this mac?
Open Terminal (utility) and run that command:
sudo cupsctl WebInteraface=yes
sudo means superuser do (admin). It asks for your admin password. It will hide what you type - don't be surprised.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2013 3:49 PM (in response to mfog)
hi, RICOH multifunction printer/copiers/scanners/fax etc.... (Aficio MP & MP C), they've got an adobe postscript 3 option that will enable your mac to print from a mac os environment. its a SD card that will be purchase as an option, it will be installed on the machine and surely you can print from any mac os version....9 - 10.8.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to mfog)
Hey guys, very similar the same issue as original poster. I'm on 10.6.8, have downloaded and installed the 3 files listed earlier and I'm using the PXL drivers. Alas, still no luck.
The print is either unable to connect to the printer, or gets stuck Spooling at X%, neither results in an actual print.
Any ideas? How can I check the IP address? I PC that prints just fine, but it's the mac I want connected to the network.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to PartyOnWayne)
You should be able to see and set the IP address on the printer front panel menus.
What IP print protocol are you using? I'd use IP > HP Jetdirect first.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2013 6:24 AM (in response to mfog)
The powers that be implemented a new printer. Same brand different model. HP Jetdirect works perfectly now.
Thanks all! Great thread!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2013 4:26 PM (in response to greg sahli)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2014 12:39 AM (in response to tomolas)
Tomolas, you totally saved my life.
As you refering to the installation of these three drivers that worked out with my mbp (Mavericks) and Aficio MP C4500 RPCS.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 6:23 PM (in response to mfog)
I hope I have found the easy way.
1. delete the printer from the printer list if it is already created.
2. download latest driver from http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-print/files/gutenprint-5.2/5.2.9/gutenprint -5.2.9.dmg/download
3. create a new printer, if the Ricoh is not offered find it with the IP number
4. where it offers the driver choose select software
5. one of the first printers drivers on the list will be the one you are looking for - Apollo P-2500 - CUPS Gutenberg or your printer model
6. if you do not see it, go to the top of the list and look at the Apollo list
7. select the one you want and hey presto.
it prints for me, yet to see how well
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2014 12:20 PM (in response to tomolas)
Hi, I have just followed your instructiuons to print to an Alficio MP C2051 printer and it has worked except I can only print in black and white. Do you have any ideas why ? Thank you.