Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 12:19 AM (in response to echoda)
That error message often appears even if your printer is supported. Instead, simply install the Canon drivers from this website > http://support.apple.com/kb/DL899
It will install the printer drivers on your Mac, so then, open System Preferences > Print & Fax, press the + button to add your printer and it will be using the driver you downloaded if your printer is supported
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to echoda)
Restart your Mac and try to add the printer again. When you want to add it, press the box next to "Use" and choose the drivers you installed.
If they don't appear, probably your printer is not compatible
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 10:39 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Thank you, Linc!
Following the instructions from AlexeyU (thread: https://discussions.apple.com/message/15765876#15765876) worked!
1) Download & Install official drivers for Lion v3.36 – http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0100359005.html
2) Download & Install this package –http://www.uzhva.com/temp/Canon_LBP3000_to_LBP2900_patcher.zip
You probably will need to manually match your printer with LBP 2900 driver from drivers list."
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 8:40 PM (in response to echoda)
I just upgraded my Mac to 10.9. I'm having a problem with this printer again. Nothing happens when I try to print. The Canon printing program opens. The print job is sent there. But it just sits there saying "printing...".
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 11:28 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
I have another problem. I'm hoping that Grant, Linc or mende1 can chime in with a response.
There's another printer here at the school. It's a color Canon (LBP5050). The other one I had problems with was a black and white Canon (LBP2900).
I just installed this driver to print to the color printer. I can print to the color printer. But now I can't print to the black and white printer. When I try to print nothing happens. No error message or anything. The printer just sits there like no print job was ever sent to it.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I want to be able to print to either the color or the black and white printer.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2013 8:17 PM (in response to echoda)
If these are Network Printers, you may be able to use "generic" postscript or PCL driver.
Are these printers connected all to the same Mac? maybe connecting to different Macs would help.
If these printers are "Shared" [which in Mac-land means offered for use by others], you should make certain the Drivers are chosen automatically when adding the Printer. Otherwise, rasterizing will happen in more than one place.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2013 7:10 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
The color printer is connected to a PC with a USB cable. When I print to it, I unplug the cable from the back of the PC and plug it into my Mac. There are 3 Windows PCs in that room. The B&W printer in the other room isn't connected to anything. It sits there and when someone wants to use it, they plug in with the USB cable. The person there uses a Windows PC to print.
I'm connecting my Mac with a USB cable to both of the printers. The color printer is on the network. I haven't tried to set it up to print through the network. I'm not sure if the B&W printer is on the network. Or if it's capable of being a network printer.
There's only one other person at this school with a Mac. It's a sea of Windows PCs. The principal has a Mac. She's away right now though. Someone set up her Mac to print over the network (using WiFi and Bonjour). She can print to both printers without any problems.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2013 7:23 PM (in response to echoda)
If anyone has ever printed to the color printer with WiFi, and the setup has not changed, you should find the Printer when you use the Add-a-Printer pane available to you (without a USB re-cabling) as a network printer. The network printer may use a different Driver that the USB-attached Printer.
NB> You cannot use the same setup to print to the color printer via USB and to print across the network. You could have one setup for EACH connection method, but that may be even more confusing.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers