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HP Mac Architect wrote:
Don't worry, I don't take your comments personally. As for the Deskjet 1220C printer, the official answer is in my post regarding the discontinued models. I will take the request back for the 1220C printer. We do listen to the feedback and when we can we try to influence the decisions on what is supported.
I realize this isn't an answer to the "it's not supported under Snow Leopard" question, but its the best I can do.
Just trying to help.
First of all, I have to thank you for being so helpful on these board discussions.
I am now subscribed in three HP / 10.6 related forums (these are the other two):
I am posting to second/reinforce *The Bretonian* 's request. I also have a reliable 1220C DeskJet HP printer that has been my main printer and it has been supported by HP since the old 10.2 (aka Jaguar) days. I don't understand why such a powerful and useful model is being put in the unsupported list by HP. I also think that people who get somehow disappointed at HP will think twice before they take the risk of buying HP products again.
I'd really like to read that HP reconsidered and did put back the 1220C DeskJet printer in their supported products under Mac OS X 10.6 (aka Snow Leopard).
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I haven't gone to 10.6 yet (small office and I need my printer/scan capabilities).
Will the Color LaserJet CM 2320 nf MFP be getting scan and print driver support? If so, how long from now?
Will the Color LaserJet 2600n be getting print driver support? If so, how long from now?
My Color LaserJet 3600n is, I believe, fully supported?
1 out of 3 - I need to wait.
Assuming drivers for the Color LaserJet CM 2320 nf MFP and the 2600n will be out, is the best bet to periodically check the hp site?
Thanks, Andrew, for all your input to everyone, and I hope you can answer my questions!
Ok it has been 10 days now. Where are the printer drivers that were listed as supported and then were not. Is this something there will be an update for in the next few days? Hours? months? Can't believe this.
Have to hang on to my old laptop (Vista , no less) in order to print. Really disappointed in Apple for not checking themselves before they released this OS along with a list of supported printers which were not.
All the walk arounds are complex. My head is spinning. New to Apple, pretty much because it wasn't supposed to be like this. Maybe I'll install Windows 7 on my new iMac so I can print.
A few months back I bought an Airport extreme so I could share my printer (the only reason, I had a great router) Only to find out my printer wasn't supported. Thanks HP and Apple for a completely expensive and frustrating experience.
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"My beloved 1220c has been lobotomized by Gutenprint. As far as I know, it's one of the last decent, consumer model, wide-format printers"
See my post aboove in this thread about Foomatic drivers. I posted the link to the appropriate page. You have to install three files, Ghost first, and then you'll have a 1220c Foomatic driver that works and you'll have your old printer back. Trust me.
Note that for some of you, a solution is now available. See the following posts for a slew of new print drivers available.
Just trying to inform.
I know I am coming into this thread a bit late, but having learnt a lot from others I just wanted to contribute my small extra experience which lead to success in connecting up my trusty 6MP under 10.6.
As with everyone else my 6MP worked fine under 10.5 which relied on Appletalk and an Asante Ethernet bridge connected to my Airport Extreme Base Station and a couple of wirelessly connected iMacs. With the death of Appletalk I have tried to get "Ethertalk" to work under 10.6 but to no avail and so finally forked out $45 (Australian) to buy the Belkin F5U002au which is the equivalent to the F5U002v1 which you guys in the USA can pick up for $US 20 or less.
Initially I can no luck so wanted to pass on the details on getting it to work.
I connected up the parallel port output on the 6MP into the USB port on my airport Extreme base station, however when I tried adding the 6MP in the System Preferences > Print & Fax it failed to discover my 6MP when I clicked on the + sign. I went through the process of searching for printer drivers and tried various options to no avail. I switched off and then on again the Airport Extreme BS and went into the Airport Utility in the Utilities folder (within Applications folder) where the the Airport Utility seemed to recognise that the Hewlett Packard LaserJet 6MP actually existed. I didn't change anything in the Airport Utility, but heartened I went pack into the Print & Fax Systems Pref and deleted the HP 6MP I had earlier created.
This might be the breakthrough point, because this time I went into the test print file I had created and when I hit Print and the dialogue box came up, I clicked on the up/down arrow and clicked on the Add button which now showed me the Availability of the 6MP (as a bonjour connection). So voila and everything worked - unlike the use of the Print & Fax in System Preferences.
Sorry if I have laboured this, but for the less confident, the deatils help (well they help me)
I've posted before on this, but have more info now. To recap:
We have 2 Macs, a G4 PowerBook (Leopard) and a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard); both are on a WPA wireless network with a 'Snow' Airport Extreme. Connected to the Extreme by ethernet is an HP 2605, which works fine with both computers.
We also have an HP 1015 connected to the USB port on an Airport Express. Once we had installed SL on the MBP, neither of us could print to it wirelessly. Both of us could print when plugging the USB into the Mac rather than the express.
I reset the express today, and the G4 could print fine - until we tried to print from the MBP, at which point it hung on 'Connecting'.
Given both computers can print using wired USB it seems it's more of a wireless issue than a driver problem...
I have a 3600n hooked up locally to my MB PRO 13 and got this message when I tried to print:
"some of the software for this printer is missing. You may not be able to print to HP ColorLaserJet 3600. Please reinstall the printer's software."
Can someone pls tell me HOW to reinstall the software if it's only available from the 10.6 upgrade DVD, which I already loaded and then checked for update downloads twice on (last time late last night)...
The printer is working fine, BTW, when attached with the same USB cable to a Windows printer... And it is ONLY connected locally, no wireless or network connections.
Just wanted to say thank you to Andrew and a lot of you for offering solutions. Got the new driver from HP and then from Apple, installed BOTH. Apparently I erased a lot of what I needed with all the installing and uninstalling, anyway after doing that and shutting down and restarting both my iMac and the Officejet 4315, it is working, it is very different for scanning and I no longer seem to get the print preferences that I am used to (no. of copies, page range,quality, etc...)but I am going to walk away from this experience wiser.
I dont have to be the first to upgrade.
I can wait and see what the solutions are before I jump in.
Probably going to end up with a new printer soon, but I will wait to see what really works well with SL first.