Epson 980N printing in OS X

lammons used Ask the Experts™
Epson 980N with network card. I can make a web connection to the printer. Have installed the package dowloaded from the Epson web site. But can't print in OS X. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Did you actually add the printer via the print center?

You will need to go to Applications-->Utilities-->Print Center. Then look to see if the printer is currently listed. If it isn't, click on the Add Printer icon. Here's where I'm running blind. The connection type is either IP Printing or another type. I notice I have Epson USB, Epson FireWire, and Epson AppleTalk. Do you now have Epson IP (or the like)? This is where your printer should be listed to add. You might have to include the IP address of the printer.

Let me know how close I am. If you describe what you do have, I can probably help.


Pretty common issue this.
What you describe is usually right.
although depending on what version of OS X you have you may have more.

there are also advanced option for 10.2.2 in the print center - here you can use mDNS (multicast .local addreses), encapsultate appletalk within tcp/ip (called Appsocket/Jetdirect), and various other choices, including ipp, http, and lpr.

to get this if you have 10.2 hold down, the option key and click on the add button.

this should provide more than enough methods to get you printing

Ensure you’re charging the right price for your IT

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden using our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Start calculating Now!

psyches: Ah! forgot about the option-click.
Speaking of which, 10.2.3 is out which updates the Print Center.
one other thing, when you print from OS X are you usign a classic application?

if so you may want to restart in 9 setup the pritner in the chooser, and save it. verify that i works and restart into X..  

try printing.

Please note if you are printing from Carbon Application you need to setup the printer in the print center, if classic you need to set it up in the chooser.

hope this helps..


Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial