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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard Printers
Because the Canon printer driver installation program will not recognize Mac OS X 10.6, you can't install your printer drivers even though Snow Leopard is a minor update.

To install your Canon printer drivers...
  1. Download the driver disk image.
  2. Mount the disk image and copy the installer package to your desktop.
  3. Control-click on the package and choose Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu.
  4. Navigate to Contents » Resources and delete the file InstallationCheck.
  5. Now double-click the package and install the drivers normally.
[robg adds: I'm not sure if future Canon updates in 10.6 will be included in Software Update or not -- that is one of the supposed features of Snow Leopard, but I'm not sure exactly how it will all work.]
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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: transeau on Aug 28, '09 07:51:02AM

Many Canon printers are already fully supported by 10.6. So hold off on installing 3rd Party drivers until you have trying to simply add the printer.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: theysay on Aug 31, '09 05:46:34AM

I have the Canon IPG W8400, and it hasn't been supported in the OSX Drivers ever, that I have seen. It wasn't until just recently that I was able to get the printer working with OSX 10.5. I find the Canon support for this printer, which was over $7,000, sucks beyond belief.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Lucca on Mar 22, '11 02:21:01PM

Background:
I have an i560 Canon printer that worked well with my old Mac OS 9.2. I tried installing the drivers from the CD for a test run of using it with my iMac OS 10.6. The iMac and the printer "talked" -- one could hear the printer trying to print. But, there was no paper feed, no printing. I checked the paper, changed it, etc. Still no luck. I went on the Apple website and was directed to Canon's web site. From the Canon web site I downloaded a new driver purportedly OS 10.6 compatible. Now there is next to nothing happening when I try to print.

Question:
I wan tto uninstall both drivers and any associated "files". I use both a Mac and a PC. On my PC it would be no problem, but on the iMac OS 10.6 I can not find a way to uninstall. How does one identify the correct files, drivers, etc? How does one uninstall them?

Thank you,

Lucca



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: palahala on Aug 28, '09 08:43:37AM

Not 10.6 specific, but just for the archives. Especially for those installing a wireless printer but facing an empty list for "Canon IJ Network", here's what I've written down after installation of a PIXMA iP4000R on 10.5 Leopard, a long time ago:

  • The Canon PIXMA iP4000R drivers are included in a default installation of Mac OS X Leopard.
  • The Network Setup program on the Canon printer cd does not work with Leopard. (My printer cd is labeled PIXMA iP4000R Setup Software & User's Guide, MCD 1.1, QH7-1581, copyright 2004.)
  • The firewall must be set to allow incoming connections for "Canon IJ Printer Utility". (At least during installation: if not allowed, then the list for "Canon IJ Network" in the Network Setup program will be empty. And maybe this is also required for normal use, like to see the supply levels -- but I don't see those on demand anyway, though the printer does warn me when ink or paper runs out.)

Given the notes I wrote down about the cd not being usable, I might have downloaded some new software then. But maybe all that is needed is already included (see also /Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Utilities/) and all that's to be done is go to System Preferences, Print & Fax to add a new printer. Here, go to More Printers, wait until "Searching for installed printer drivers" completes and select Canon IJ Network, which should then detect your printer.

(Can anyone confirm that no cd, nor downloads, nor setup program are required for Mac OS X Leopard, and maybe not for Snow Leopard either?)



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10.6: Use LPD with Gutenprint for network Canon printers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: palahala on Aug 31, '09 02:51:32AM

Hmmm, I actually posted my old 10.5 notes on the iP4000R while I didn't know yet that Snow Leopard would also remove existing printers... :-( Yet another, though slow, workaround to set up the iP4000R as a network printer, inspired by the web interface of the printer that has an option to enable/disable RAW Port (9100) and LPD:

  • Connect through USB, to ensure the printer driver is installed. (For me, the printer showed and installed without any question.)
  • Add a new IP printer, select Line Printer Daemon, enter the IP address or DHCP name, and change Print Using: Generic PostScript Printer into Print Using: Select Printer Software.
  • Here, selecting Canon iP4000R gets me in an endless loop, but changing it into Canon PIXMA iP4000 - Gutenprint v5.2.3 (and leaving the name for the queue empty) works fine.

The Gutenprint driver supports duplex, and all paper sources including the printable cd tray. It doesn't give me the Printer Utilities (hardly ever used them) nor the supply levels (Leopard didn't either). It's terribly slow though, but I did not investigate that yet...

Note: using the old Canon software, like described in the original hint, may very well be a better idea!

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Get the drivers from Apple
Authored by: gloubibou on Aug 28, '09 01:48:03PM
[link:]http://support.apple.com/downloads/Canon_Printer_Drivers_for_Mac_OS_X_v10_6

BTW, I had previously grabbed the CUPS driver for my MX850 from Canon and had no problems installing it on 10.6: [link:]http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=123&modelid=16279#DownloadDetailAct

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Get the drivers from Apple
Authored by: palahala on Aug 31, '09 02:54:52AM
Note that the above link to Canon Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6 actually refers to drivers already included in Snow Leopard. I doubt downloading those will change anything?

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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: salvodan on Aug 28, '09 03:20:08PM

Anyone have any luck getting BJNP working in Snow Leopard?
I have an MX700 and while the scanner component of the driver works great over the network, the printer component only works when you connect via USB.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: gloubibou on Aug 30, '09 04:02:24AM

I have a MX850, and could not get the "Add Printer" dialog to locate my printer on the network.

The workaround was to install the slightly older CUPS driver available directly form Canon. See link above. Something is broken with the newest drivers as distributed by Apple.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: sandeka2000 on Dec 22, '10 12:16:22PM

I was unable to scan from my MX700 after upgrading to SnowLeopard. The drivers provided by Apple do not work.

The first reply in your string recommends installing a slightly older driver. I did so (mx700soxsns10ea7-3.dmg from Canon's website) and now the scanner works.

Annoying to have to spend so much time tweaking the system though.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: nukular on Aug 28, '09 03:33:34PM

Yeah....doesn't work if you need to use the UFRII driver (for our networked imagerunner printer). That doesn't even exist in the package contents....

I'm hoping Canon QUICKLY pulls their heads out on this one as they could have been working on a solution for months now..... This isn't exactly rocket science.....



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Alex H on Sep 01, '09 11:38:52AM

We have a Canon IR6800 and an IR5000 with with EFI controllers and I understand from conversations today with Canon that there are unlikely to be drivers provided for this.

That's really great that means we are having to downgrade some new IMacs to 10.5.8 in order to make use of the printers.

Not a lot happy



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: gunnmjk on Aug 28, '09 07:34:14PM

Why would you do this? After installing Snow Leopard and connecting my Canon MP460 printer, the printer drivers automatically installed.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: alainContent on Aug 29, '09 06:40:41AM

To set up the ip4000R through wifi, I do confirm that deleting the "installation check" file in the installation package did the work.
The driver itself is indeed present (so that the printer can be connected through USB), but the button "More Printers" in the Advanced section was not present until I reinstalled the package (iP4000R 483.pkg of july 2007 !) after deleting "installation check"
Thanks for the hint !



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: garbo on Aug 29, '09 09:19:04AM

I am unable to delete the "InstallationCheck" from the installer package. I know there used to be a force delete available but I can't seem to find that. How do I do that?



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: alainContent on Aug 30, '09 09:26:09AM

You can't make changes in the disk image. So you have to open the .dmg file, copy the .pkg to your hd first, then right click and choose "Show package contents".

If it doesn't work, check files and folder permissions ? Do you have an admin account ?



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: canoeberry on Aug 30, '09 04:57:42AM

Printing works just fine once you follow the instructions detailed in this hint. BUT, the driver doesn't work properly in all apps. My theory is that 64-bit apps (most of the built-in ones, for example) do NOT work properly but any lingering 32-bit apps (Firefox, for example) will work properly.

So here's what is NOT working with my MP600R printer: Quality & Media, and other printer dialog settings. I get an error when running Mail and Safari (so far) which says, 'The Bundle "QualityMedia583a" couldn't be loaded because it doesn't contain a version for the current architecture.' I assume 'current architecture' means 64-bit app.

So we are going to have to rely on Canon to produce bundles for the 64-bit apps that is my assumption. I hope they don't let us down.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: mandrake on Aug 30, '09 07:00:37AM

Great hint. This was the only disappointment for me after installing Snow Leopard. I have an MX850 connected to my Airport Extreme Base Station and could no longer see it. The drivers from the apple site didn't help either. With printer sharing enabled on my wife's 10.5 machine I could connect, but hardly ideal. This hint worked perfectly, my Canon showed up via Print & Fax > IP > More Printers > Canon IJ Network. Works great in all apps so far, including Safari.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: engine00 on Aug 30, '09 06:53:02PM
I am having this exact same problem as canoe ("couldn't be loaded because it doesn't contain a version for the current architecture") with my Canon MP980 while trying to print a basic PDF in Preview. According to the Canon website under the Support & Service tab:

Issue: Will my product be supported in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)? Solution: Mac OS X v10.6 Compatibility and Support Schedule (PIXMA MP All-in-one Ink Jet Printers)

Mac OS X v.10.6 As of July 2009, the All-In-One Inkjet Printers with Mac OS X v10.6 support are shown below.

Note: Products not listed below will not be supported in Mac OS X v10.6.

All-In-One Inkjet Printers to support Mac OS X v10.6

MP Series:

MP130, MP140, MP150, MP160, MP170, MP180, MP190, MP210, MP240, MP250, MP450, MP460, MP470, MP480, MP490, MP500, MP510, MP520, MP530, MP560, MP600, MP610, MP620, MP750, MP760, MP780, MP800, MP800R, MP810, MP830, MP950, MP960, MP970, MP980

Release Schedule for Mac OS X v10.6 supporting Software -

The software / drivers to support Mac OS X v10.6 will be uploaded to our download Web site 2 or 3 weeks after the Mac OS X v10.6 release.

Hopefully this new supported driver comes out soon.... Seems like at least one of the 64bit driver support issues Microsoft was having with Vista is hitting Mac also.

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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: PizzaCake on Aug 30, '09 08:35:47AM

This could be a good generic hint how to get around the OS version check in package installers.

Twain SANE scanner driver packages don't recognise 10.6 and so won't install. This hopefully gets around this issue, so thanks!



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: omegat3 on Aug 30, '09 09:57:20AM

Has anyone had any success with a Canon MultiFunction laser (i.e., MF4370dn)? I would like to install SL but this is currently holding me back. USB would be fine even if network printing doesn't work. Any help is appreciated.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: davermont on Sep 01, '09 08:46:30AM

I have an MF4100 series multifunction, and it's not yet supported in Snow Leopard. From what I can gather, Canon will be releasing drivers for these printers in the next 2-3 weeks. Good luck to all of us with these printers!



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: u2mr2os2 on Aug 30, '09 11:21:26AM

After my 10.6 upgrade, all I had for printers was a work printer I hardly use over VPN but my Canon ip4500 I normally use connected to my Time Capsule was not there. However, upon selecting to add a printer, it saw it and installed a driver easily.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: michaelmichael on Aug 31, '09 04:08:22AM

I purchased a new Canon MP620 Scanner/Printer. When I installed the software on my shiny new Snow Leopard system, the installer put up a dialog that said I was running an "unsupported operating system", but it gave me the choice to proceed anyway. I did so and it installed the printer and scanner software just fine.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Bahi on Aug 31, '09 05:46:07AM

Early testing suggests that the Canon software required for its network printing protocol (BJNP) is apparently non-functional in Snow Leopard. You may not be able to print to a Canon printer that is directly connected to an Ethernet or wireless network (i.e. no USB involved) but the procedures provided by others on this page allow you to print to a USB-connected Canon with Snow Leopard.

The drivers are okay but the network printing is not. To work around the network issue, keep one machine on 10.5 and use it to share the network printer. This way, Snow Leopard Macs print to the 10.5 machine (avoiding Canon's BJNP protocol) and the 10.5 machine uses BJNP to communicate with the printer over Ethernet or wireless—no USB required. I imagine that the same will be true for Canon printers connected to a Time Capsule or some other USB-to-Ethernet interface that might obviate the need for BJNP.

To share the printer, use the regular Sharing pref pane on the 10.5 machine. To print to it, add a printer on the Snow Leopard Macs using the Print & Fax pref pane. I'm using a multi-function MP970 this way and can scan (directly) and print (via a 10.5 PowerBook) without any USB connections.

I've seen a report that says Canon is expecting to release its Snow Leopard-compatible BJNP software within a fortnight.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: solsonic on Aug 31, '09 05:24:33PM

I can confirm that the aforementioned technique works with the Canon ImageRunner 2550. One machine running 10.5 with Printer Sharing enabled.

Hopefully the reports regarding the updated BJNP drivers are accurate.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: daveparker on Aug 31, '09 07:06:22PM
This says in 2 or 3 weeks after the 10.6 launch: [link:]http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/8200620400.html

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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Alex H on Sep 01, '09 11:40:37AM

We have a Canon IR6800 and an IR5000 with with EFI controllers and I understand from conversations today with Canon that there are unlikely to be drivers provided for this.

That's really great that means we are having to downgrade some new IMacs to 10.5.8 in order to make use of the printers.

Not a lot happy



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: canoeberry on Sep 02, '09 05:01:02AM

I discovered that if I put my apps in 32-bit mode, the 600R driver works perfectly. So it confirms that it is a very simple change that Canon needs to do (add the 64-bit architecture to the UI description file) to get this working.

But I see that MP600R is not in the list of printers that will be supported but MP600 will be supported. If this in fact turns out to be the case it will be the last time I buy or recommend a Canon product, as I have only had this printer for 18 months or so.

I sent mail to Canon support to see if they intend to make this simple fix for the 600R driver. This is my last Snow Leopard issue.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: iMattUK on Sep 02, '09 07:51:18AM
Guys, I just installed 10.6 and found my i-Sensys LBP5000 was no longer supported. A search online by the Apple printer utility failed to find a driver. I searched the web, various forums, etc. and found this thread and the official Canon stuff which indicates that the LBP-5000 isn't supported. As a last ditch effort I rang Canon and paid for a guy to tell me my printer isn't supported and that I should revert to 10.5...!

The reality is that with this printer, all you actually have to do is re-run the CAPT v1.70 installer again after the upgrade:

http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0028785.asp?model=

If you installed it on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you may still have the file CANON_CAPT_V170_EN.dmg on your home area. Look in your downloads folder or do a Spotlight search; otherwise download again.

You'll need to reboot after reinstalling, but after that you should find that if you add a new printer you can select the LBP-5000 (it will show "CAPT Driver" as the driver).

I've successfully printed photos from Aperture and text from TextEdit with this driver, so everything seems to working just as well as it did on 10.5 Leopard.

The only remaining question is why on earth Canon's website and their own support staff don't know this and aren't passing the simple info on to their own customers!

Hope that helps someone.

Cheers.

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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: palahala on Sep 03, '09 02:19:39PM

Meanwhile, Canon has released new CUPS drivers for some printers, including the iP4000R. Mac OS X Software Update does not know about this (yet?), and neither does the European website. However, Canon's USA and New Zealand sites list 10.6 drivers for the iP4000R.

Other printers may have been updated as well.

So, for the iP4000R one can now get CUPS driver version 10.26.0.0 (Mac OS X 10.5/10.6). Install it, and then use System Preferences to add a new printer as usual. Select the "Default" option and just wait a few seconds (and ensure the firewall allows access) to see the iP4000R show automatically. (In earlier drivers one would get a new "More printers" option in addition to "Default", "Fax", "IP" and "Windows".)

The type reads "canonijnetwork" and it gets a funny URL like canonijnetwork://Canon/iP4000R?00.00.85.xx.xx.xx (the last part being the MAC-address), even though my DHCP settings do not give the printer the name "Canon". My firewall now allows incoming connections for "Canon IJ Printer Utility" and "canonijnetwork.bundle".

Thanks to Canon for releasing the new drivers within a week after the official launch!



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: palahala on Sep 06, '09 03:12:31AM

It appears there is no multifunction hardware listed on the link in "Other printers may have been updated as well" I posted above.

So I guess the support site map is the best place to start looking for updated drivers. Or start your search at www.usa.canon.com/consumer.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: BugHunter on Sep 05, '09 04:39:09PM

After upgrading to 10.6 my Canon Pixma MP620 would show up as a scanner (nice new behavior) but not a printer when trying to connect wirelessly.

After rerunning the old installer (mp620sosxpd7122ea8-2.dmg), I notice a button at the BOTTOM of the Add a Printer window labeled "More Printers...". This is NOT with the other printer types listed across the top. Bad design if you ask me. After clicking "More Printers..." I was given the choice "Canon IJ Network" and my printer showed there along with it address (MAC?).

Maybe this button was showing before I installed the driver, but I don't think so.

Also, before the upgrade it sometimes took more than 30 seconds for my printer to show up in the list of Canon IJ Network printers. If your's doesn't show up right away, wait a bit before giving up.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: palahala on Sep 06, '09 03:07:04AM

That button is indeed not present on a default Snow Leopard installation.

Note that the USA and New Zealand websites have new CUPS drivers for the MP620 as well. I see no multifunction hardware listed on the printer page I posted before, so I guess the support site map is the best place to start looking for updated drivers.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: rdmcelrath on Sep 17, '09 05:03:08AM

I have a CANON PIXMA MX-850 network connected. Was working fine, on 10.5, upgrade to 10.6 deleted my printers. After that the Canon showed up as a scanner only. Same behavior everyone else is seeing. Very annoying.

Go directly to canon and load their latest and greatest drivers. The released a bunch of new software in Sept of 2009. This still didn't resolve the issue. On a lark I downloaded the IJ Network took again. That is the tool that lets you set your printers network settings remotely. It installed, forced a reboot ran the software and I just confirmed the settings that it found. After that my printer showed up in the default list after that. Seems to work fine now.
Rod



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: oobflyer on Sep 19, '09 10:01:10AM

Just in case someone made the same mistake I did:

After Canon posted their new driver for the all-in-one mp620 printer/scanner I ASSUMED that the one driver worked for the printer/scanner. After installing the driver at the top of the list I could print again - yay! But, I still couldn't scan! After a few days of grumbling about still not being able to scan I went back to the Canon website and read a little more carefully - guess what? This all-in-one device requires two, separate drivers! I downloaded the SEPARATE driver for the scanner component and it worked! After 1 month of not being able to print and/or scan - I'm finally back up and running!



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: danieldev on Oct 23, '09 02:28:53AM

Just to add to this bit of information, I want to report that after installing Snow Leopard, I was not able to print on a wireless network with the recently released Canon drivers. Using Canon IJ Network utility version 2.6 or 2.7 there was no way to see the MP600R in the setup pane, and neither in the Apple Printer system preferences pane. Everything else worked (scan on wifi, including configuring the printer over wifi with Canon Network utility version 2.6 - 2.7 was not able to do this).

At the end the solution was to DELETE everything related to Canon on my Hard Disk and reinstall the old drivers that came on the CD (for system 10.4). This installs version 2.2 of Canon IJ Network Utility. The printer still does not appear in the setup pane (but appears in the 'utility' pane for wireless configuration) BUT there is now a 'More printers' button in the Apple printer system preferences pane when I add a printer and I can now setup the printer for wireless printing. Scanning over wifi still works, and I can also do TWAIN access over wifi inside Graphic Converter.

Shame on Canon for bad integration of their network protocol in Mac OS X. I have lost various hours on this.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: peregian on Jan 04, '10 01:01:35PM

I supposedly have the canon ir 5055/5065 mounted image. However, it won't install. I have pulled the installed to the desktop. There is no installationcheck file in the resources folder to delete. Nothing canon appears in the Library/printers folder.

Help.

Thanks.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: svsnyder on Jan 09, '10 05:24:39PM

Anyone really figure this one out? I've got a very similar problem:

New Macbook running OSX Snow Leopard. Connects easily via my wireless network, communicates with the PC and it's two external HD's. Only problem is printing. in the system prefs/print & fax window I've tried adding printers via the "default" tab (obviously nothing there). Under "IP" I've added it under "Line printer daemon - LPD" with a valid address and name where after "gathering printer info" it lists it as a "generic postscript printer" - I change it to Canon MP600 driver and click "add" and a window drops down for a half second saying "determining installable options..." then nothing - won't let me add it. Same thing under "Internet Printing Protocol - IPP." Finally, under the "windows" tab, it allows me to add it successfully but nothing happens when I print (the queue says it printed but it never completes). I can't communicate with it via the "Options & Supplies" either - say's "gathering info," then "No info available." I've tried using the OSX canon driver, I've installed both the latest canon driver for it and the "cups" driver - no luck.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: palahala on Jan 10, '10 02:54:23AM
I've tried adding printers via the "default" tab (obviously nothing there)

Not too obvious for me. Like I described above, if the printer drivers have been installed (like maybe, if not included in Leopard by default, then by connecting the printer through USB first) then, when it is in range and the firewall allows access, it should show up after a few seconds. At least, for an iP4000R. See also Super User for a screenshot.

The MP600 drivers from the Canon website have the same version number 10.26.0.0 that works for an iP4000R.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: danahern on Jan 16, '10 07:31:22AM

I have the Cannon Pixma MP 560 and Snow Leopard 10.6 and had trouble with adding printer. Once I downloaded the following two drivers from Cannon, it worked:
-MP560 series MP Driver Ver.1.0 for Network (Mac OS X 10.6) mp560sosxns10ea7-3.dmg
-MP560 series CUPS Printer Driver Ver. 10.26.2.0 (Mac OS X 10.5/10.6) mp560sosxcp102620ea8-2.dmg



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: qprfact on Feb 01, '10 04:54:47AM

I think my issue is similar too:

I have a Canon MP170 combined printer / scanner, connected by USB to my Ubuntu server.

My Mac can see it quite happily. It can print to it too. But scanning will not work - it claims not to find a connected scanner.

Has anyone else overcome this issue? I found details of the Canon IJ Network Tool here IJ Network Tool Ver. 2.6.6 but that seems not to find it either!

Simply, SHOULD I be able to scan using a scanner attached to a server?



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: nuzzi on Aug 14, '10 03:22:45PM

I am having the same trouble. I can print but can not scan. very frustrating. Did you find a solution yet?



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: johanefraim on Feb 11, '10 10:06:51AM

Hej, thanks for your posting!

I bought a Canon pro 9000 mark 2 yesterday and I can´t even install it. I tried to do what you recommended but it im not sure I did the right thing. Where is the latest driver on canon´s websight? I ve downloaded the driver that apple has released as well the ones tha canon has released.

Do you have an advice of what to do?
THANKFUL for any answer
Johan



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Julian_Satran on Feb 21, '10 01:40:17AM

I have the same issue. However the MPEX (explorer) finds the scanner if the account I am working on is an administrative account. I did even try to install (with proper password) in the non-admin account with the same result.
It works only in an admin account.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: alnya on Feb 25, '10 08:09:42AM

I spent a wee while on this and got it working. Thanks for the various pointers. to get my printer (PIXMA MP560) working on snow leopard I had to:

download MP Drivers for Network and OSX CUPS Printer Driver.
The MP Drivers for network wernt then able to find my printer.

I plugged it in via USB, and went to system preferences > Printers > add printers and it was listed. Then, a moment later, it was listed again. Remove the USB, and its still there - add the wireless printer.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: axjul on May 02, '10 10:43:52AM

After an afternoon of frustration I finally succeeded in making my Canon LBP5000 printer work as a network printer in OS X.10.5.8 [the solution should work for 10.6 as well]

1. I downloaded the CAPT Printer Driver Ver.3.10 for Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6 from here: http://support-nz.canon.co.nz/contents/NZ/EN/0900772205.html
2. installed the driver
3. In "Print&Fax" I added a printer, clicked on the "More Printers" tab, selected "Canon IP (CUPS CAPT) on the drop-down menu, entered the IP number of my network printer, selected my "Canon LBP5000 CAPT" printer in the "Product" window and clicked on Add
4. Now the IP of my network printer was listed in "Print&Fax" and I was able to print



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Randman on May 02, '10 05:38:46PM

Well after hours of trying to install the Canon MP 620 driver on her Mac book with snow leopard I finally figured it out!!
I successfully had installed this driver on my MBP months ago, but couldn't remember exactly how I did it. It took me hours the first time as it doesn't work as it's supposed to.

The secret?? go to the website and install the latest drivers, I know there are 4 pieces of software with very poor descriptions as to what they are, I just installed all of them, it still doesn't get you working.

2. Go to your printer and fax settings in preferences.
3. Click the + option at the bottom of the box or list of installed printers. Make sure the printer is on
4. Select the default choice at the top of the window whether it is going to be the default or not This is the KEY!!!!
5 select the Canon MP620 series (00.xxxx....) which should show up in a few seconds Kind should read canonijnetwork
6. Ciick add it should then come up with a dialogue and add the printer dialogue. Finally!!!
I hope this helps save you many hours.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: robboa on Oct 05, '10 12:59:14AM

Thanks Randman... worked for me with a MX860 on 10.6



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: anthony11 on May 04, '10 12:49:26PM

5/4/2010 and still Canon doesn't have a 64-bit-functional driver for the MP960. I wrote them about this and they sent me a canned response to delete the existing stuff and re-install, which makes no difference.



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: mechita3000 on Nov 26, '10 07:59:16AM

Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!, I have a Canon Pixma 8150 and in Snow Leopard does not installed the drivers but removing "InstallationCheck" was installed perfectly, "bdkennedy1" you are a GOD for me



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: ravendawson on Dec 02, '10 10:52:19PM
Thanks to this post, it made all things easy. I was able to install printer drivers for Canon without so much difficulty.

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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: squeek on Mar 08, '11 05:41:06AM

I can't seem to scan using my MP500 hooked up via USB to my mac os v10.6 even after installing the updated drivers from canon's website. It manage to do calibration but hangs while in the "Scanning" process. Printing is fine though.

Canon's helpdesk advised to use a USB2.0 high speed cable instead of the old one which came with the printer.

Can anyone advise if I should actually buy this new cable to try ?



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: everkleer80 on Mar 09, '11 07:11:54AM

It is possible that a USB2.0 cable might help, but the big question in my opinion is why wouldn't it come with one - especially if you need one for proper operation of the device? I might first try a bit of troubleshooting such as removing the printer device and all related software from your Mac, maybe create a new account on the computer, re-add the device, run software update, then see if you are able to scan (NOTE you should not need to install the drivers above, and if you don't need them then I would stay away from them.) If you still have trouble, try a new cable; you can always return it if it doesn't work (depending on where you get it from.)

Out of curiosity, what does it say when you select the printer in System Profiler (hold Option and click on the apple menu.)

Edited on Mar 09, '11 07:19:53AM by everkleer80



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10.6: Install Canon printer drivers in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Squuirt on May 29, '11 12:18:30PM

Randman- THANK YOU so very much! The only other tweek I had to do was remove the printer and then proceed per your fabulous instructions. You saved me bundles of frustration and time. YOU ROCK!!!!



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