I have a client that has been relying on an old PowerPC G5 Mac (OS X version 10.4.11). The reason for the reliance is the need to utilize a piece of software entitled 'Quark ' version 6. That software was used to create Thousands of workbook covers, very important to my clients business. The software uses a particular font set -hard to duplicate. Yes, I have tried to upgrade, but for the moment I'm stuck (Tied to the PAST).
Well you guess it, the system died. After further review, I discovered it might not be related to a failed drive. It appeared to be a possible mother board issue. I found a cheap refurb on ebay, purchased it, swapped drives, booted, and I am now back up and running. Unfortunately, the printer we were using is no longer available. So, I have switched to an existing Canon Image Runner Advanced C2225 AIO printer.
I can't seem to establish print jobs to this Canon printer. I also tried to test it with an old HP LJ Pro M402n - no drivers available.
I need to be able to establish color print jobs from this old Power PC G5 Mac.
I originally downloaded a driver from Canon for a Mac OS X - failed. Then, after researching the Mac version, downloaded a driver for the Mac OS X Tiger. It seems I have established connectivity to the Canon printer via a print job, but, receive the following error on the printer display:
PDL IMG Invalid data
I have tried printing different types of data: word, excel, pdf. - nothing works.
Is it possible I still have the wrong driver, even though it does attempt to print? Is it a print driver configuration I am missing? Is it a possible MAC configuration/issue?
Of course I have no support on any of the products I have mentioned
I'm thinking of just buying a different color printer, but, then I run into the compatibility (Really OLD OS) issue.
At the moment, I can't seem to find any logs revealing further detail either via the OS or Canon Printer.