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New Intel MacPro + Epson SP R1800 printer + OSX 10.5.2 = Nightmare.

My iMac G4 with OSX 10.4.11 worked well with my Epson R1800 & Photoshop CS. 
I have very recently bought a new Intel MacPro and operate 10.5.2 and I am having serious problems with being able to print.
If I use the driver that I used with my iMac [Gutenprint v5.1.3] I get very poor quality, washed out prints. So I downloaded the recommended latest driver [v6.12] from the Epson website [I made sure it was the right one], but now I get no print at all. Also, the "print" window in Leopard is unrecognisable compared to that I was used to in Tiger. 
Your expertise/suggestions will be VERY welcome. Thanks.

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  • sonia2008 Mar 24, 2008

    My pictures are washed out.  I have checked all my wires etc and it hasn't helped.  I have a new I-mac.  My g-4 was printing fine.

  • mooncat8 Jan 05, 2009

    And your advice totally fixed it!!!  Thank you so much=)

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    I had the same problem, and then I followed the instructions that one of the users posted below, and like magic the problem was solved. Thank you so much, I was banging my head against the desk.

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I managed to solve this problem by, probably, doing what I should've done in the first place: Deleting the printer from the print queue and starting again from scratch. 
I read the following instructions from a message from Epson and it pointed me in the right direction. It sounds obvious now, but when you think you've tried everything and you've started to pull your hair out, you can overlook what is staring you in the face.


Message from Epson:
If your output is faint or if the driver settings and/or features are
missing, your system may have automatically added the printer using the
Gutenprint driver. Many Epson drivers are provided with Leopard but the
driver for your printer needs to be downloaded from the Epson website.

Determine Which Driver is Currently Being Used
1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the Finder and open
System Preferences.
2. In the System Preferences window, click on Print & Fax.
3. In the list of printers on the left side of the Print & Fax window,
click once on your Epson printer to select it.
4. Check the name of the driver being used; it is displayed in the center
of the Print & Fax window next to “Kind”.
5. If the driver name displayed next to “Kind” is Gutenprint, the incorrect
driver is being used. Follow the steps in the next section to select the
correct driver.

Selecting the Correct Driver
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Delete the print queue and remove the printer from Print & Fax by
clicking on the minus button under the list of printers. Click OK to
confirm the removal.
3. Go to the Epson support website (www.epson.com/support).
4. Select your product model and download the driver for OS X 10.5 Leopard
operating system.
5. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions
to install the printer driver.
6. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the Finder and open
System Preferences. 


The message ended there. 
If anyone out there is having a similar problem to me, then I hope this thread helps. 
All the best. logan

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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The solution was helpful. However it does not solve my problem as Epson does not supply OS X drivers for my Epson Stylus Photo 700 printer. If I want decent print I have to use my old faithful Power Macintosh using OS 8.1 instead of my modern Intel Mac! So, I guess there's no solution for this?

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