3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 7:47 PM by rccharles
David Elliott Level 1 Level 1


I'm trying to set up a new printer for my parents, who have the iMac G4 running 10.4.11.

My brother-in-law bought an Epson XP-200 Small-in-One printer.  On the Epson support page for drivers for this printer,

I selected Mac OSX 10.4.x, and the available driver was Common Updater v9.0, epson14284.dmg.


I downloaded this driver, installed it, and then Added the printer in Printer Setup Utility. 

In Printer Setup Utility, the printer was recognized as: XP-200 Series.

For Print Using, I selected Epson.

A list of models appeared, and the XP-200 was not among them (no XP was listed).

But every model listed had the same thing after the model name:  Gimp-Print v5.0.0-beta2

So I selected the first model.


The printer does print, but painfully slowly, with terrible output (pale print, and non-black text is rendered in multiple,

different-colored, vertically shifted lines).


It looks like the Utility function (for checking ink, e.g.) isn't available.


Is this an issue of an insufficient driver for an "old" OSX? 

Or have I not done the setup right? 


Is there new printer that works easily and well with 10.4.11?