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Is there anyway to get a Sharp MX-2700N printer to print in color in Max OSX 10.5.6?

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We have a Sharp MX-2700N networked throughout our site.  It works great with the Windows machines, however we also have some iMac's in the office and I cannot get it to work at all.  Sharp has a driver on their website which seems to only go up to 10.4.  We found a version for 10.5 but that does not work either and I googled it and saw others with the same issue.  Lastly, I saw a post on an Apple forum suggesting we try the HP Laserjet 5 PCL driver.  I've tried using a bunch of the different ones included with the mac and they will print, but they print terrible black and white quality only, not in color and not even good quality black and white.

Can anyone shed any advice?

Thanks!
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baldwinr99 earned 500 total points
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What you just explained is completely related to driver issues.  You mention 10.4 driver when you are running 10.5 OS X.  Your description tells you are on a quest to find compatible drivers. This is good. Keep going and you may find an answer to your problem.  This is all you can do at this point.

Contact Sharp directly and ask if they have an updated driver that will work.

I have been down this snake hole before and my suggestion is to purchase a new printer that supports both environments.  Unfortunately this is not a helpful solution to you but one that will work and save you much searching/headaches in the long run.

Good luck
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Well if it was a simple inkjet I would agree, but this is a leased heavy duty copier so replacement is not practical. Thnks though!
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