3635 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2011 3:45 PM by Bobbbo
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 6:02 PM (in response to Bruce De Benedictis)Hi Bruce,
That is what I thought as well. The file I find is :
Dell Color Laser Printer 3110cn.iccMac Pro 2.66 GHz, MacBook Pro 2.1 GHz, eMac G4, PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2011 7:36 AM (in response to Bobbbo)What happens when you try using the Dell print driver? I downloaded and installed it. In Snow Leopard, you will not have the Secure Print or Job Accounting features available, but I think it should still work otherwise. I was able to do some test prints to an emulated printer (print to file rather than a printer). I was able to produce PostScript that Preview could interpret and display.
You could also try the PostScript PPD for the Dell 3100. I think they are very similar printers. That PPD is available from http://cups.org/ppd/dell/en/dl3100cn.ppd.gz.Mac Mini G4 and Intel C2D; B&W G3, iPad
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to Bruce De Benedictis)I found the old installer for my printer and now I have a PPD file. The only problem is it the latest or an old version the file. The file version is v3015.103 and does not match any version number on their web site (see link below). When I try to download anything from their web site it has me download the application Dell Driver Download Manager which does not run on my Mac. Here is where I am downloading from:
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=MAC1&catid=-1&date id=-1&impid=-1&osl=EN&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=PRNLSR3110CN&hidos=WLH&hidlang=en&TabIndex=&scanSupported=False&scanConsent=FalseMac Pro 2.66 GHz, MacBook Pro 2.1 GHz, eMac G4, PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2011 12:00 PM (in response to Bobbbo)All you are looking for is the PPD file. That is a text file, or it may be compressed as a .gz file. Whether it is or not does not matter. Once you have that, you can choose it as the driver, by selecting Options & Supplies for the printer in Print & Fax, and the Driver tab. The version may not matter, as it is usually other things that change during updates.MacBook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2011 12:37 PM (in response to Bobbbo)That is the same version of the PPD file that I got from downloading the Dell driver CD image.
Bruce is correct that most of the time, the PPD is all you need for a PostScript printer. In this particular instance, however, you will need to modify the PPD or use the Dell installer to install other software. The PPD that you have contains a line that calls on PDEs (printer description extensions) that need to be installed. Otherwise, the print job will fail and you will be told you need extra software.
If you don't want to install the Dell drivers using the Dell installer, you can simply delete the following line from the PPD before you add the printer:
*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 /Library/Printers/Dell/filter/DellSecureFilter"
Message was edited by: Matt BroughtonMac Mini G4 and Intel C2D; B&W G3, iPad
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2011 3:45 PM (in response to Matt Broughton)I used the Dell installer and everything works. If that is the latest driver, I am happy again!!
Thanks everyone for their help.Mac Pro 2.66 GHz, MacBook Pro 2.1 GHz, eMac G4, PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)