You can contact the company for support and also download a manual here if you do not have one. There are alot of support options for your printer here. I can find no reference to the garbage printing and the numbers it is printing.
The only thing that I can suggest is to turn it off, unplug it, disconnect it and let it sit for 1/2 hour to see if it will reset itself. Then I would plug it back in, connect to the computer and restart the computer. Then I would turn the printer back on. Some printers respond well to this simple reset.
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Important OS X pre-installation instructions: The Macintosh OS X driver found on the CD provided with your product is not intended for use with Intel-based Macintosh computers. If you have already installed the OS X printer driver provided on your product CD, please follow these important instructions before installing the "epson11769.dmg" file:
Open the OS X "Printer Setup Utility".
Select the "Printer Setup Utility" tab and click "Reset Printing System...".
Click the "Reset" button.
Restart your computer.
Install the downloaded "epson11769.dmg" file.
Installation instructions (some of the following steps may not be necessary):
Download the file.
Double-click the downloaded file to create a disk image on your desktop.
Open the disk image.
View the included "Readme First.pdf" document for important information.
Double-click the installer icon to begin the installation
What are the system requirements for using this printer?
PC Compatible Requirements - An IBM
(r) compatible PC with at least a 486/66 MHz (for Windows 98) or Pentium
(r) 133 MHz (for Windows 2000) processor (Pentium or higher processor
recommended) - Microsoft (r) Windows 98 or Windows 2000 - At least 16MB (for Windows 98) or 32MB (for Windows 2000) of RAM (32MB for Windows 98 or 64MB for Windows 2000 recommended) - 50MB of free hard disk space (100MB or more recommended) - VGA or better display adapter and monitor - CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software -
USB connection: a computer running Windows 98 or Windows 2000, with a
Windows-compliant USB port and a shielded USB "AB" cable up to 6.5 feet
(2 meters) long. Using an improperly shielded USB cable-especially a
cable more than 6.5 feet (2 meters) long-may cause the printer to
malfunction. Apple Macintosh Requirements - An Apple (r) iMac (tm) series or Power Macintosh (r) G3 or G4 with USB port - For iMac: Mac (r) OS 8.5 or later (Mac OS 8.5.1 or later recommended) -
For Power Macintosh G3 or later: Mac OS 8.5.1 or later If your iMac is
running OS 8.1, you need to upgrade your operating system before
installing your printer software. To find out which operating system
your iMac is running, select About This Computer from the Apple menu. If
you're running OS 8.5 or 8.5.1 on your iMac, Apple recommends that you
install iMac Update 1.1. Download the update for your system from Apple
at http://asu.info.apple.com. Contact Apple if you have problems
installing an update. - 16MB of available RAM (more recommended) - 50MB of free hard disk space (100MB recommended) - VGA display or better - CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software -
A shielded USB "AB" cable up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long. Using an
improperly shielded USB cable-especially a cable more than 6.5 feet (2
meters) long-may cause the printer to malfunction.
Found a solution. We connected 8008 printer to imac running Tiger & we can now print via network on any of our emacs running Leopard. Not ideal but at least we can now use the printers. I would still love a dedicated driver to work direct but I suppose this will do for now.
Download and install the new software and printer firmware from kodak.com (link below - firmware and software is the same for all the 5000 units). Do not use the CD, and Uninstall all previous versions before installing the new software you download from the site.
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