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mfog Level 1 (0 points)

Found the office RICOH Aficio MP C4500 printer on the office network via IP# and the driver (v. 1.3) was installed automatically on my MB! Success!

 

BUT when printing to the printer from my MB all I get is a postscript dump, eg. text + blank pages. Searching the forums I get the idea that the driver is only for Post Script. And I guess (but don't know for sure) that the printer is lacking the postscript module/feature ...

 

From http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669?viewlocale=en_US I see that the RICOH Aficio MP C4500 is supported by OS X Mountain Lion (and as I mentioned, it did install without any problems). But I can't see that it should be only PostScript?

 

From http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/re/model/mp35/mp35en.htm I can only find driver (v. 1.0) for OS X 10.7, not any for OS X 10.8 – haven't tried it – and still I can't see that it should be only for post script enabled printers ...

 

My office windows pc is printing fine to the RICOH Aficio. The driver on here is a RPCS Printer Driver (v. 8.60). The office tech-support will only take care of pc setup - thus I'm on my own when it comes to setting up the printer from my MB!

 

Do I need a RPCS driver for OS X Mountain Lion? And what does RPCS mean?

 

Any help is most appriciated!


MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion, iPhone 4 w/ iOS 5
  • mfog Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank for the link – but it's the same link to be found on the mentioned support page from RICOH. And it is listed as being an OS X 10.7 driver ...

     

    Perhaps it will work under 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Haven't tried it yet.

     

    Do you know if it will work with non-postscript Aficio?

  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    Install it and check if it works

  • Matt Broughton Level 5 (4,980 points)

    RPCS is a Windows only printer language.  The specifications for this printer that are listed in their brochure indicate that PCL 6 should also be a standard printer language for this printer.  Only PostScript and direct PDF are optional.  Obviously, you do not have the PostScript card installed.

     

    You should be able to print using the pxlmono/pxlcolor drivers from OpenPrinting.org.  You can download the drivers (be sure to get all three packages) from http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/macosx/pxlmon o.

     

    Post back with any problems or if you need to use Job Codes.

     

    EDIT:  The packages will work fine with Mountain Lion despite the page only listing up to 10.7.

     

    Message was edited by: Matt Broughton

  • Nick189 Level 1 (30 points)

    I'm printing on a Aficio 5000B with a postcript card. It worked fine under 10.7 but with 10.8 multiple print, duplex and staple job gets stapled as one gigantic job!  Hopefuly a fix is in the works.

  • pkruegery Level 1 (0 points)

    Matt Broughton wrote:

     

    You should be able to print using the pxlmono/pxlcolor drivers from OpenPrinting.org.  You can download the drivers (be sure to get all three packages) from http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/macosx/pxlmon o.

     

    Post back with any problems or if you need to use Job Codes.

     

    EDIT:  The packages will work fine with Mountain Lion despite the page only listing up to 10.7.

     

    Message was edited by: Matt Broughton

     

    Thanks, Matt!  These drivers are working great for me with a Ricoh Aficio C4000 and Mountain Lion!

  • poppalocs Level 1 (0 points)

    It does not work. I have the same issue as OP.

  • poppalocs Level 1 (0 points)

    UPDATE: I figured out how to choose the PXL driver, but now it mini-hangs at the setting up window and then says it cannot verify the printer on my network due to an error.

     

    Hi, I have same issue as OP. I downloaded the above packages (all three), reset my printers, and attempted to add my Ricoh Aificio MP C3500, however, I don't get a pop-up window as detailed in the readme instructions. Any suggestions?

  • poppalocs Level 1 (0 points)

    You, Sir, KICK *$$! Your solution solved my MacBook Pro printing headache. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! The problem with my earlier attempts to add the printer involved using the wrong IPV4 address. I was erreoneously trying to you the gateway address. Anyway, it's ALL good now. Did I say thank you? Without this solution I might have faced being fired by my employer! Now, I'll continue to be happily employed. THANK YOU.

     

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  • tomolas Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you guys.. this helped me a lot!

     

    To conclude, the working solution is:

    Download 3 drivers listed on this page: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/macosx/pxlmon o

     

    Direct links to the 3 drivers from page mentioned above are:

     

    Foomatic-RIP for Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) - Mac OS X 10.8.x (Mountain Lion):

    http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/macosx/foomatic-rip-4.0.6.230.d mg - dowload and install this

     

    pxlmono 1.9 for Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) - Mac OS X 10.8.x (Mountain Lion):

    http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/macosx/pxlmono-1.9.dmg - dowload and install this

     

    Ghostscript for Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) - Mac OS X 10.8.x (Mountain Lion):

    http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/macosx/gplgs-8.71.dmg - dowload and install this

     

     

    I think Foomatic-RIP should be installed first, as some of the other packages were asking for it during the installation.

     

    In my case, printer was Ricoh Aficio MP C3500. When installing, don't forget to choose the PXL driver/version.

     

    Hope this helps!

  • bhey Level 1 (0 points)

    Matt

     

    I've got an similar issue with a C5502 from ricoh.

    The only ricoh Drivers I have found are Postscript PPD.

    I need to use copy tracking codes.

     

    The config page from the copier

    under Printer Language says

    Adobe PDF [1.03], RPCS [3.12.23], PCL 5c [1.07], PCL XL [1.07

    I don't see Postscript 3 I only see "PDF"

    here is a link to a pdf of the config page http://sdrv.ms/YbSpQo

     

    Basicly the machine gets the print job in accepts the print code

    then cancels the print job.

     

     

     

    If the client has to spend money on an upgrade they will

    to make it less complicated in setting up the clients.

     

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

     

    Brian

  • Ms.AboutFace Level 1 (0 points)

    Can you tell me how you did it exactly? I am trying to print on a Ricoh C4000 and I have installed the driver off their website and the three other drivers and not sure what to do next? Help please!!!

     

    Thanks!

    Bobbie Sue

  • poppalocs Level 1 (0 points)

    Sadly, my memory is shot. I honestly can't remember the step-by-step, but I'm pretty sure that I downloaded the drivers from the link and then added the printer by using the IP address. Just be sure to not use the "gateway" address (at least that is what I said in my earlier posting). Sorry I couldn't be more help!

  • HillClimb Level 1 (0 points)

    Tomolas, you definitively saved my day.

     

    Kudos for making an easy to understand guide for getting the very popular Ricoh copiers/printers up and running on OSX ML where Apple themselves fail.

     

    The PXL printer driver worked perfectly on OSX 10.8.2 and Aficio MP C2051

     

     

    Great work.

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