Cannot print from my Intel based MAcBook Pro on my Epson Stylus Photo R1800
I used to be able to print w/o any problems with my old PowerBook G4, but I bought a new Intel based Macbook Pro (running Leopard 10.5.2) and now I can't print. I downloaded the new driver from Epson Gutenprint v5.1.3 but I get error messages like 'Network host " is busy; will retry in 30 seconds' Nothing happens, it looks like it starts to do something but then just stops. The printer is connected to my 37' Cinema display. I have to connect it this way because my MacBook Pro only has one connection that will work (firewire) and I have my Cinema display connected to it.
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Make sure the paper size is not set to US letter sheetfeeder borderless use just US letter. the borderless function slightly enlarges document content to ensure that it bleeds overthe edge. If your has a bleed, use in page setup - US letter sheetfeeder borderless - In the print dialog box click printer button which brings up a warning about using a different settings dialog box, - continue on to the r1800 print dialog box. about midway down is a pull down menu - choose expansion and adjust it to the lowest setting. if your printout does not bleed to the edge bump the expansion adjustment up 1 measure.
your problem is about profiles. The gutenprint is the only way to print from intel to r1800, but this driver don't use the same ICC profiles. You have to use one of three solutions below: 1 the best, you have a profile calibrating device, you make a profile of your couple ink-paper and you convert your document into this ICC profile. 2 you convert your picture into your software in one of the Epson generic profiles (hey probably still are on your computer) and you print whithout color managment 3 (awful) you anticipate the color distorsion and you tune your picture to be bad on the screen but pretty good on paper.
If you give to the printer a big file to print, you will overfill the buffer. So it will make a stop to refill, and during this pause the ink become dry on limit. The r1800 is A3 printer 300dpi, so a 50MB file is enough to plain quality. Try to put your file in 8 bit mode, flatten it and put it to the print size in 300dpi.
hi. was your old computer windows xp os? mac works a little differently. if you go to page 31 in your user manual the mac printing is explained there. if you don't have a user guide go here to view pdf file.... http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/r1800_/r1800_ug.pdf
if you still have problems you may have to uninstall and reinstall the printer software.
hope this helps some.
Which mac are you using the intel based or intel core 2 duo or powerpc macs? you can check that when you click on the apple icon and then about this mac. did you download the updated driver on Epson's website? pls respond right away so that i can help you on this. Chances are the driver didnt load properly, mac computer is using the generic or resident drivers installed on your computer, that is a guten print driver. Thanks and sorry it took me awhile to respond.
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