Question about Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Hi there, i have purchased a new MacBook laptop and notice that it does not have a printer driver for for my Lexmark X4270. I have also gone to the Lexmark Web Site and there is also no driver for mac on their site. Can you offer a solution please ? Many thanks from Mark
You CAN you your X4270 with your mac, its just a bit of work.
You may need to download the gutenprint/gimp drivers and install them. Which you can find at this link: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gimp-print/gutenprint-5.2.4-rc1.dmg?use_mirror=superb-west
Once these are installed, do the following:
Before attempting this, ensure that your X4270 is plugged into your Mac and powered on.
1: Open "System Preferences" under the Apple menu in the upper left corner.
2: Click on "Print & Fax"
3: Click the "+" to add a printer
4: "Lexmark 4200 Series" should show up under the default tad of add printer, select it by single clicking.
5: If you wish you can change the name and give a location below
6: Where it says "Print using:", select: "Select a driver to use" This will bring up a list of printers
7: Search or scroll until you find "Lexmark Z43-CUPS+GutenPrint", select this by single clicking.
8: Press the "Add" button at the bottom and you should be done, if may ask you to step through a few more things, but it will be trivial.
Please note that this is not a perfect solution. I seem to have to print one page at a time, which is a pain, but at least I didn't have to buy a new printer. This could be a problem with my printer only, or it might just be a setting that I haven't found yet, so look around see if you can find it.
Also, you will not be able to use the scanner on your mac as far as I can tell, and I don't remember if the copy/fax works.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
You saved my day, I have an interview tomorrow, and get stuck by this, Perfect solution! million thanks.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
Sorry, but I think you may be out of luck. The MFC that you have purchased is not on the Lexmark compatability list for Mac OS. List found here:
You may have to purchase another MFC if you want to use it with your MacBook laptop. If this is the case, please check the Systems Requirements on the brochure/side of the box before purchasing.
Posted on May 12, 2008
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