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10.5: Canon iP2600 CUPS printer driver fix Printers
I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.6 and bought a Canon PIXMA iP2600 printer and installed the Printer Driver for OS X (CUPS) Version 10.2.0.0 (released on 09-06-2008, file ip2600sosxcp10200ea8-2.dmg) from this European Canon site.

Supposedly, all I had to do was open System Preferences » Print & Fax, and select the Canon iP2600 series. Doing so, however, requires three properties to be set: Name, Location and Print Using. The last property Print Using was not auto-completed, and required me to select a driver. The Canon driver was not showing in the subsequent list. So here's the fix.

I used an application called Find Any File (see this hint) to search for anything with PPD in its name. This search found a PPD folder inside a Canon iP2600 series 1020.pkg located in /Library/Receipts: /Library » Receipts » Canon iP2600 series 1020.pkg » Contents » PPD. The CanonIJPPD.tgz is what is needed from this folder: /Library » Receipts » Canon iP2600 series 1020.pkg » Contents » PPD » CanonIJPPD.tgz. To reveal the contents of a package, Control-click it and select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu. Now create this following structure in /Library/Printers, creating folders if they don't already exist:

/Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj

Now move a copy of CanonIJPPD.tgz from the /Library/Receipts folder to the newly-created en.lproj in the /Library/Printers folder. Unarchive CanonIJPPD.tgz in the en.lproj folder, and that should create a file called CanonIJiP2600series.ppd. Now open System Preferences » Print & Fax, and select Canon iP2600 series and the third property Print Using should be auto-completed with Canon iP2600 series. Add the printer, execute print head alignment if necessary, and you're all done.

Check http://127.0.0.1:631/printers, and you'll see your Canon printer listed as a CUPS printer.
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10.5: Canon iP2600 CUPS printer driver fix
Authored by: mbroughtn on Jan 30, '09 09:05:21AM

All this should not be necessary. I downloaded the driver cited and ran the installer. There is a PPD that is installed. It is at /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/CanonIJiP2600series.ppd.gz.

It is a multilingual PPD, so it can legitimately be placed in the Resources directory rather than under a specific language sub-directory. This is a feature only found in OS X 10.5.x (CUPS 1.2 or higher).

Your printer most likely does not identify itself as "Canon iP2600 series" to the printing system. That is the most likely reason that the printing system did not make an automatic match.



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10.5: Canon iP2600 CUPS printer driver fix
Authored by: PizzaCake on Feb 01, '09 05:30:50AM

I assure you in my case the driver did not install the ppd in the location however maybe it was because I ran the driver from a normal user account (giving admin password when asked) rather than from an admin account? Should not matter either way.

Carrying out the steps above fixed the issue.



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10.5: Canon iP2600 CUPS printer driver fix
Authored by: metiure on Jan 30, '09 12:15:05PM

Very helpful!
Inspired by your method, I just managed to install a CUPS driver for the Canon LBP 3460 PCL5e printer, which I was trying to do with no success. Thank you.



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10.5: Canon iP2600 CUPS printer driver fix
Authored by: PizzaCake on Feb 01, '09 05:37:46AM

Great! I too was inspired by a post on this site to come up with this method. I thought it might help users of other Canon printers not just iP2600.



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