The application of an Apple Postscript printer driver helps to execute printing commands more easily and consistently than from a Microsoft printer. The application also ensures a great degree of compatibility between different types of machines. A variety of different printer devices can be teamed with an appropriate driver to enjoy all of the benefits of using a Postscript printer instead of a more old-fashioned printer. The most popular printer drivers for Macintosh are listed here.
Supported printer drivers for Macintosh are described in the “application data” field. Each driver name begins with the letter P for Postscript. Other letters are followed by a series of numbers. The driver is tested for installation by running the appropriate test program. These numbers usually indicate the version number of the driver supports several different types of formats.
An example of a generic postscript printer driver could be provided by the Hewlett-Packard Company’s Printing Manager. This driver supports both Hewlett-Packard’s WordPerfect and the IBM Lotus Planner, but only the latter is able to print off a MAC-connected printer. For this reason, the only printer supported by this driver is the IBM Planner printer. A laser printer, the Quark Ultra printer, can also be supported via this driver.
A third example is the Bonjour printing device driver. It can be used to print off a MAC-connected printer, but it does not support any other printer types, like cartridges. It has been tested and verified to work correctly with the following brands: Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, and Kyocera.
A fourth example is the Macintosh Only Printer driver by Apple. This driver provides the Macintosh only capability of printing, which includes resizing and renaming of the current document. There are versions that can be downloaded for use on all the major operating systems, but these are quite rare. If you want to download this one, you need to have either a Macintosh computer or a PC that is linked to the Macintosh server (such as the Macintosh server software or Mac OS).
To install bonjour driver, first download the free version from Apple and then install it using the driver installation wizard. Then copy all the files from the driver CD to a suitable destination such as your desktop. Next, reboot your computer. This will update the printer settings. In case of printer failure, replace the printer.
The only printer that has the ability to print to a PDF file is the Macintosh Only Printer by Apple. You may have to set the printer to “print” only in black and white mode. The Bonjour printing manager is the tool that is used to connect the printer to your network. By default, both PC and Mac printer use the same network for printing, which means that to set up the printer on your network, you should open the printing manager by clicking on “My Computer”.
It is important to note that the printer sharing feature does not mean printing only in color modes. You can also use other printing options such as black and white, grayscale, sepia, and others. If you do this, make sure you turn off the automatic color correction. If you really don’t need the extra features, you can uninstall them, by right-clicking on the print menu icon, and removing it from the “Printing Options” list.
Now that you have your printer network fully functional, it is time to look at your drivers. If you are using a Bonjour driver, then it is possible that there is a conflict between your operating system and the printing device. To resolve this, simply download the latest update for your postscript driver. This will ensure that your device is running correctly again.
If you are using PC driver, then first check if your printer has support for older versions. In many cases, an older version of the driver will be needed to run the printing off a mac-connected printer. If you are printing off a printer that uses a USB port, then you will have to install a PC driver using Device Manager. This is done by clicking on your printer in the “ports” field, then checking the option “use old device”. Then click on “OK”.
However, some of the newer USB printers use a newer version of the USB drivers. The problem with this is that there won’t be any kind of compatibility issue with your current application development platform (PC). You just have to download a new opcode, and use the driver uninstallation utility on your computer to completely remove the application. There will be a window that will pop up. Just click on the “Remove Driver” button, and you’ll be able to go back to the previous driver installation point.