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Mac print outs are roughly 1/3 normal size when printing over print server.

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On a home network with 3 windows machines and 1 mini Mac there is a standard netgear print server. When printing from the windows machines it is fine. When printing from the mini Mac all of the text comes out a lot smaller than as shown in the print preview. All of the machines are set up with the latest drivers from the Canon website and are pointed directly at the IP address and port 2 on the print server. When I install the drivers on the Mac it appears to go through fine but as you select the printer you want to use it only appears with the model number below the one I own. This is often the same with Windows as the drivers work with a series of printers not individual model numbers. Maybe I'm wrong I don't pretend to have much knowledge regarding Mac's or Os X.
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by:kanlue
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i think that your printer (driver) was not set up properly in your mac.

you can try following:
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1) recreate a new printer in your mac: (delete the current one, then create a new one following the steps below)
[quote:
-Click "System Preferences" in the Apple menu (apple shaped icon).
-If you can't see all the possible preferences categories, click the "Show All" button under the title bar.
-In the "Hardware" group, click "Print & Fax."
-Under the printer list, there are two(2) buttons "+" and "-", click "+."
-In the window that pops up ("Printer Browser"), select "IP Printer."
-For "Protocol," select "Line Printer Daemon - LPD."
-Type the IP Address of the print server into the field marked "Address."
-Type the queue into the field marked "Queue."  This will be either "L1" or "L2."
-Give the printer a name in the "Name" field.
-Select the appropriate print driver in the "Print Using" drop down.
-Finally, click the "Add" button and you're done.
] http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L317 (please check it for more details.)


2) if 1 is not working, you can try to download the right driver for your canon printer from the following website:
http://www.printfab.net/
then re-add it to your mac again to try.
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hope it helps.
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In the end it was just the printer conflicting with OS X and that particular print server. Thanks anyway
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