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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver System
HP never released an OS X driver for their Laserjet 1000. I struggled unsucessfully with the foozjs linux driver for a long time. I was ultimately able to print through the network by attaching the laserjet to a pc and printing to a windows shared printer through SAMBA, but this was neither acceptable nor elegant.

But now Zenographics, the company behind the printer language used in the Laserjet 1000, has released an OS X driver. It's available here. It's an "example" from their SDK distribution, but it works perfectly for me, so far.

It installs just like any other printer driver, but more detailed instructions follow ... to install the SDK Mono CUPS sample driver and connect it to an HP LaserJet 1000 via USB:

  1. Ensure that the printer is connected to the system via USB and powered on.
  2. Reboot the Mac system if the printer was connected after the last reboot.
  3. Open the DMG file for the driver that was extracted from the archive file downloaded.
  4. Execute the PKG file inside the DMG file. Complete the installation process.
  5. Open Print Center (aka Printer Setup Utility in Panther).
  6. Click the "Add" button while holding the ALT key.
  7. From the top pop-up menu choose Advanced
  8. From the second pop-up menu that appears choose "hp LaserJet 1000" which should appear at the bottom of the list.
  9. From the "Printer Model" pop-up menu choose "ESP"
  10. From the list of models that appears below the Printer Model selection choose the "Zenographics SDK Mono CUPS v1.1" driver, then click the "Add" button at the bottom of the dialog.
If the "hp LaserJet 1000" does not appear in the list in Step #8 above, ensure the printer is powered on and connected to the system via USB. Try rebooting the system again if it was not.
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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: cammac on Jun 18, '04 04:20:59AM

Agree. I had also trouble installing this foo2zjs thing. Won't work and i tried almost everything. Now i installed the new driver from the vendor and it works! (btw: I have a Minolta 2300 Desklaser). The only thing is, that black text comes out a little smooth / blurred (like on the screen), not sharp enough. is there a way to correct this?

thx for your help



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: jasonz on Jun 18, '04 10:01:04AM
At least on my laserjet, the text looks about right. If the quality isn't as good as when printing from Windows, after spending over a year struggling with the printer and debating whether to just chuck it and buy a new one, I'm not going to complain!

The website implies that the driver is a work in progress and will be improved. (And the source code published). I hope so and will keep checking the site ever quarter or so.

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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: LUMPIE222 on Jul 06, '04 08:41:45PM

I've tried going to Zenographics website and downloading the drivers for the Laserjet 1000. The only thing that I was able to download was self extracting zip file with a bunch of windows files inside. I didn't see anything about the DMG file or the install package. Does anyone know where I would be able to get the driver for this printer, or download the correct "example" file.

Thanks for any help



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: bmccaff on Jul 13, '04 08:53:44PM

Just downloaded the driver. Proceed with downloading the .exe. You'll be asked to register and then you can choose from several files, one of which will be the Mac drivers.

Works great. Good directions.

Brian



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: sendhil on Jul 30, '04 06:19:30PM

I was also unable to download the driver (though the rest of the instructions do indeed seem clear and detailed). (When I try FireFox or Safari, I get the "FrontPage Run-Time Component Page" message another poster has mentioned. When I try IE5, the right frame of the Zenographics pages are all blank.)

A little tip on the downloading process, or an email (to mac@revuluri.com) with the DMG file, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: Caradosga on Jul 19, '04 05:03:28PM

I successfuly downloaded and installed the Zenographics SDK driver and managed to print MS word documents from a machine with OS X 10.3.4 to a HP Laserjet 1000. When I try to print pdf documents from Adobe Acrobat 6.0.1, however, the printer does not respond. I see that the print center accesses the printer and then displays the messages:
Starting job
followed by:
No pages found!
And, after a few seconds the job line disappears without any other sign.
Any hints?

---
Osga



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: djsoltis on Jul 27, '04 04:50:32PM

Does anyone have the Zenographics driver? The site isn't working.



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: jasonz on Aug 02, '04 10:09:51AM

The adobe programs don't utilize the official OS X method of printing. The official way is to send PDF files, which the driver is able to translate. The adobe programs (and some carbon programs) send postscript, which the Zeno driver can't handle.

Someone smarter than me can probably create a PPD driver that translates the postscript through EPS Ghostrscript and then goes through the Zeno driver. But I'm at a loss.



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: cing2x on Jul 25, '04 11:51:50AM

help! i can't even download the driver. i've used different browers and even tried it on a PC, but whenver I submit the form with my info, it says something about me not having FrontPage extensions.

if someone could email the file to me at joltboy_x2@hotmail.com, it would be really appreciated!



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: jasonz on Aug 02, '04 10:14:48AM

I think Zeno's website is down.

I'm going to set up my own site w/the driver available for download. This violates Zeno's license (they want you to register to download), but if they won't fix their site, then bugger them.

I'll publish the site as soon as possible. Looks like that free DSL webspace may finally come in handy.



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I set up a website for the driver
Authored by: jasonz on Aug 02, '04 07:22:08PM
It's quick and dirty, but you can download the driver and the instructions from it. it's at here.

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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: sabilrd on Aug 04, '04 06:57:26PM

Great hint.
I have, too spent many hours trying to use fooz's driver without result.

Now, does anybody know if this printer will work with AirTunes Express? I have mine pre-ordered and will arrive next week.



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Problems with the Zenographics Driver
Authored by: kylepuntney on Sep 16, '04 08:38:57PM

I have installed the Zenographic's driver and I had the printer working for a few days. Suddenly it just stoped responding. To bring it back to life I had to do a complete uninstall of the driver, verify and repair the permissions and then reinstall the driver to get it to start working again.

A few days have passed, and it has once again given up.

Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions for me on this issue?

Thanks,
-Kyle



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: mood0029 on Dec 07, '04 08:06:38PM

For those of you who struggled with the HP Laserjet 1000, here is what worked for me. It was a combination of what I've seen on this site (THANK YOU) and also a few others.
(OSX Panther)

1) System Preferences
2) Print & Fax
3) Set Up Printers...
4) "Hold" Option and click "Add Printer"
5) Scroll to Advanced
6) Device: Scroll down to "Windows Printer via SAMBA"
7) Device Name (you choose)
8) Device URL smb://user:pass@WORKGROUP/computername/printername
9) Printer Model: ESP
10) Scroll down to Zenographics SDK Mono CUPS v1.1
11) Click Add

Do a print test.

This worked for me on 12-7-2004

Good luck!



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: rigatonifp@hotma on Apr 06, '05 08:58:05PM

Hey, this worked great for me.

Now I'm trying to print on my HP LaserJet 1000 via Airport Express.

When I go through "rendezvous", it identifies the printer, but says "Printer driver not installed"

Anybody know how to Print using Airport Express?



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: liifesfun on Apr 24, '05 03:48:00AM

I used the download as susgested and followed the instructions and it works with our HP 1000....MANY THANKS TO ALL in this link.... we are new to Apple but now have 2 power books and dont regret last week giving away the PC, I dont get off on tinkering with PC's , Id rather go fishing than being a psuedo IT manager.

Thanks to sites like this, the few isues with MAC are minor, due to people like you. (but I still think you should spend more time fishing :-) )

PS the one PDF file I tried to print was OK but maybe it beacuse it been revised as I dowloaded in April 05.



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: Tarrkus on Jan 29, '06 08:08:25AM

I just wanted to give a bit of an update to this hint and also share how I was able to remotely print from my mac to a Laserjet 1020 hooked up to an XP box.

First, for 10.4, instead of holding the alt-key and hitting add to get to the "Advanced" menu, hit the add button, then from the next dialog box, hold down alt and click on "More printers...". "Advanced" should now be available from the drop down menu. Other than that, the instructions in the parent post, or on the following page (I used the should LaserJet 1000 instructions) be sufficient:

http://oem.zeno.com/public/?SDK/4_Macintosh%20CUPS%20Driver/Default.htm

This is also where the mac driver you need is located at, I used the monochrom driver for my 1020. Be very sure to follow the directions exactly, especially regarding reboots, or things may not work.

If you want to hook up the printer to an XP box, and then be able to share the printer to a 10.4 machine:
-- first follow the directions for installing the printer drivers on the 10.4 machine (in my experience you must hook up the printer to the 10.4 machine while installing the driver).
--Then use the CD included with the printer and follow the printers directions for installing the printer on the XP machine.
--Set up sharing for this printer on the XP machine (The XP wizards should get you through this pretty well)
--Open the printer setup utility on the mac
--Click add
--Click more printers...
--Select "Windows Printing" -- you should now be able to select the proper work group and printer.
--For printer model select the Zenographics CUPS driver. This is found under "EPS", not "HP"

You should now be able to print to the shared printer from your mac. Note that not all applications are going to be able to print succesfully to the shared printer like this. Most should, but some like Adobe Acrobat Reader will not succesfully print... I am unsure of all the technical reasons for this, but I believe it has to do with how the application submitts a print job.

I did this succesfully using 10.4.4 and an XP machine that was up to date as of Jan 28, 2006. I used a LaserJet 1020. You should be aware that neither Zenographics or HP seem to endorse or support using the zenographics driver with the 1020, so do so at your own risk.



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: 1bler on Oct 24, '06 08:58:00PM

Thank you very much! I have been trying to install my HP Laserjet 1000 to my PPC and my iBook for months now. When I first came across the thread, I thought it would still not work because they were running 10.3. Then I came acroos your post.

I also tried the HPJIS process but it took me half a day without any success. Then this post came along!

I am very grateful and I will pass on this information to all my friends. Thanks again!



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: javim on Apr 05, '06 08:58:30AM

I just install the driver and it works perfectly, Thanks A LOT!!! I can even print B&W photos very nice from iphoto. I am using MAC OS 10.4.5. Just follow the instructions carefully and it will work flawlessly.



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: balgill on Jul 20, '06 01:44:17AM

Hi all i Have a Laserjet 1000 however I can not get the driver mentioned. Can some please e-mail me it or point me to another download location. Your help is greatly appreciated. balgill@gmail.com



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: deslucent on Aug 02, '06 11:09:34PM

Hi, I have the same printer as you - the hp laserjet 1020 - hooked up to a Dell running Windows XP. I bought an iMac intel and when it first came I could print without a hitch. However along the way, I dont remember tweaking any settings, the Mac could not print through the PC.

I tried troubleshooting. Initially the message was the NT_Status_Acess_Denied or other NT failure messages. I enabled UNIX printing on the Dell, changed the Username and Password (Initially there when everything was working there was not even this prompt) and now the document I want to print on the Mac appears in the print queue on the PC. However it does not get printed. The status of the docment on the PC says "Printing" but it isnt.

I tried lots of things including the steps you recommended afer reseting the printer setup utility followed by installing the HP Laserjet driver on the Mac and then trigger sharing on the PC but to no avail. Really need some advice here please.

Jeremy



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: stewby on Aug 06, '06 11:22:14AM
The driver isn't gone, just moved. You can still get it from:

http://oem.zeno.com/SDK/?6_Macintosh%20CUPS%20Driver/Default.htm

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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: geoffb on Jan 19, '07 12:51:58PM
As of today, Zenographics no longer provides this driver on their site (and a phone call to them confirmed that it's not there and they don't know if/when it will be again).

I have found it, however, at another site: http://www.shoutnet.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=2
Or, the direct link to the driver itself: http://www.shoutnet.net/images/stories/SDKMono.dmg


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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: geoffb on Jan 19, '07 12:53:52PM
As of today, Zenographics no longer provides this driver on their site (and a phone call to them confirmed that it's not there and they don't know if/when it will be again).

I have found it, however, at another site: http://www.shoutnet.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=2
Or, the direct link to the driver itself: http://www.shoutnet.net/images/stories/SDKMono.dmg

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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: bluecarpetsample on Sep 15, '07 10:46:48PM

Shoutnet's lease on the domain name ran out 6 days ago. Does anyone have a new link to the Zenographics driver?

Thanks in advance!



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: matkam on Oct 28, '07 11:46:47PM
You get get it from http://www.mediafire.com/?89jnm95efdu
Unfortunately, it doesn't work in Leopard.

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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: uranium on Nov 16, '07 06:27:59PM
Hi Guys,
Please refer to this thread:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1198855&tstart=-2

I found this driver "foo2zjs" driver works on Leopard. Just choose HP Laserjet 1005 for HP Laserjet 1000.

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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: andreamd on Oct 22, '08 03:30:41PM

I haven't been able to find anywhere that has the driver to work with my MacBook Pro - any suggestions?



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Install a LaserJet 1000 printer driver
Authored by: aqur1961 on Nov 24, '07 08:20:56AM

I tried to go to the site but it is not there anymore. Is there another site available? I am getting annoyed with hp and Apple for not providing drivers for a basic laserjet printer.



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