6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2008 9:40 PM by Gil Frishman
speakerwizard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, basically, the driver for the printer (f380) only comes up in print utility and hp settup utility when plugged in to usb, when setting up on time capsule it is seen just fine in print utility but the same driver is not available (the printer is unseen on time machine by HP utility. Has anyone else got around this (i cannot manually find the driver either, strange.

mac pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • anothergene Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have the same issue with my HP Deskjet 3650. The closest I've found to a real answer was some one posted this in the thread.

    http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/MacOSX/hpijs

    It does work, except it seems to treat everything printed as a colour print. i.e. it's dog slow and the blacks are not true black. At least that's what I think is doing. I have to do a little more fiddling.

    It's not a real solution and I'd like to see Apple address this some how.
  • John Strung Level 6 Level 6 (13,440 points)
    Have you tried the free Gutenprint drivers: http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3 ?
  • superyona Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    this is a post by Paradox2222 posted on the subject of an airport, it worked for my airport, might work for you...
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    Re: Error -9672 when trying to add HP F380 as bonjour printer
    Posted: Aug 25, 2007 5:26 AM in response to: willco

    I too had the same problem with my HP F380 Printer. There is a way to get it to print over AE, but it will no scan. Here are the steps, hope it helps.

    1. Install Footmatic-Rip-3.34.2.15.ppc.dmg, espgs-7.07.1.ppc.dmg, hpijs-2.7.6.U.dmg (all found at http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/MacOSX/hpijs)
    4. Go to Add printer.
    5. Under "Print Using:" Select HP, then select HP DeskJet F300 Footmatic/hpijs (recommended).
    6. Click Add

    That's it.
    Be sure to install the .dmg(s) in the order listed above, no big deal but hpijs-2.7.6.U.dmg won't install without the other two.
  • Brunoise Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having similar problems with an HP Deskjet 3845. Bought a MacBook Pro loaded with Leopard and separately, bought a Time Capsule. But I can't print wireless. Printer works fine directly connected to MacBook Pro. Hooked up two old PowerBooks to the Time Capsule and I can print wireless through them. Spoke with Apple and HP. Problem seems to be that HP has not created new drivers for many older printers that support Bonjour printing via Leopard. Doesn't sound like HP has any intention right now to create those drivers. They tried to sell me a new printer over the phone but the first couple they offered wouldn't have worked wireless with Leopard. If anyone knows of decently priced printers that work wireless with the new MacBooks and Time Capsule, I'm all ears!
  • John Strung Level 6 Level 6 (13,440 points)
    Before you do that, try downloading the free Gutenprint drivers to see if they will work: http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3
  • Gil Frishman Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    My problem was twisted, and sadly familiar. Some of my Macs could just go ahead an add a printer (HP 1022 in this case) while others froze (the print addition ap or sys pref, not the Mac) or gave me an error code (OS 10.5.2). I looked over both suggested links above, but the Gutenprint (http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3) just above was easier, so I tried it.

    It worked perfectly! This problem has mystified and frustrated me every time I've set up a new Airport. I am overjoyed that I can get on with my life. Thanks John!

    PS - I used this on a range of Macs (G4, G5 and a new MBPro) running either 10.4.11 or 10.5.2