OS X Printing Problem

Posted on 2004-11-04
Last Modified: 2010-10-05
I have a 10.3 panther powerbook whose printing is totally screwed up. I am trying to print to a Laserjet 2200 over the network. It just prints out postscript type garbage referring to black tank, magenta tank etc. I have deleted all printers and added it again. I have thrown away the plist preferences, i have downloaded the printer repair utility and reset all printing options but it is still happening, all the other macs print fine to it. It as gimprint installed on there too

Is there away to remove all printing preferences, drivers, cups related stuff, basically to get back to a virgin environment that you would have after a clean install. I have been at this all after and its driving me nuts
Question by:davidtoseland
    LVL 2

    Accepted Solution

    this sounds like the wrong printer description file, make sure you have not just selcetd the printer but the right printer description file, (does the 2200 come in different stles e.g 2200s, 2200e etc) maybe the PDD is corrupt and replacing it will help.
    LVL 1

    Assisted Solution

    If you use gimp print you need to ensure you are choosing the correct compatible driver for your particular printer.

    I believe yours is HP LaserJet 6 Series.  

    I use my network printer with gimp print and a print server.  It works fine.  

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

    See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

    Suggested Solutions

    If you other experts are anything like me you are always looking into and testing out new features. While I was doing some research one day I ran across an app that I installed on my Mac and used as a security system. Mac OS X: SecureHome uses your …
    Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
    Need more eyes on your posted question? Go ahead and follow the quick steps in this video to learn how to Request Attention to your question. *Log into your Experts Exchange account *Find the question you want to Request Attention for *Go to the e…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    18 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now