My R1800, which worked wonderfully well with my PC, is totally incompatible with my new iMac. I was assured that Mac and Epson work beautifully together, but these two don't and according to all the blogs, etc. MANY people are having this problem. The printer options do not show up, and the prints are atrocious...pale and magenta or dark and muddy. I have tried Epson color, Photoshop color, no color, all the options I could find. Why won't the options show up and why are the prints so awful??? I am VERY disappointed. I have 2 Epson printers and the options don't show up on the C120, either.
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Re: R1800 and Leopard
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 am not having this problem at all and i am using an intel mac, 2.16ghz running Leopard as well. no problems related to what people are describing. what's my secret? there's a special patch on the epson page that needs to ALSO be installed, AFTER the main driver is installed. have you tried that???????????
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Support
Welcome to Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6 support for Epson products. Here you can find out how to get drivers and other Epson software for your Epson product that work with Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.
Check your Epson product CD to see if it already contains Macintosh OS X 10.6 drivers. If the CD indicates support for Macintosh OS X 10.6, follow the instructions that came with your Epson product to install your drivers and other software.
If your Epson CD does not indicate support for OS X 10.6, DO NOT INSERT YOUR EPSON PRODUCT SOFTWARE CD IN YOUR SNOW LEOPARD COMPUTER. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to obtain the latest software and utilities for your Epson product as they may be needed for this new operating system.
First, install "epson easyprint" from the epson website. Its found under drivers and support for your unit.
Then click ok on that error message about "driver dealing with..." After you click ok on the message, you will get another window where you will find a "manual print" button. Click on this manual print button and this will take you to the next window where you have to select "A4 as the paper size" and "CD/DVD as the paper type and paper path" . After this, click print... it should start to print! This is just a workaround until epson gets a patch for leopard for print cd........hopefully
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