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Make the Lexmark Z22 printer work with OS X 10.5.8 Printers
I seem to have a knack of getting printers that are not natively supported in 10.5, and Lexmark support seems to be very sparse. With some perseverance, however, I now have my Z22 printing in 10.5.8. Similar printing support pages on the web seem to indicate similarities between the Z22, the Z23, and the Z34, as well as some others. Google is your friend; YMMV.

You'll need this PPD for the Z22, and this page has three links to open source software to install. For those who want the inside scoop, there are lots of support details to read and digest on the page, so take your time and look at what's there...
  1. HPIJS: The HPIJS driver is the first free, open-source driver issued by HP for their DeskJet and LaserJet printers. This package requires, but does not include, Foomatic-RIP and Ghostscript for Mac OS X.
  2. Foomatic-RIP: The Foomatic-RIP package installs the necessary core runtime components to enable printing with Foomatic machinery in Mac OS X.
  3. GPL Ghostscript: GPL Ghostscript 8.64 is an open-source PostScript interpreter that includes integrated support for the CUPS printing system in Mac OS X. It is the replacement for ESP Ghostscript.
Install Ghostscript, then Foomatic, then HPIJS. Download the tweaked Z22 driver and save it in a known location on your hard drive. Turn your printer on and connect it to a USB port. Open the Print and Fax System Preferences panel, click the + sign, and double-click the printer in the default list. Pull down the 'Print using' menu and select the 'Other...' option, then navigate to the tweaked PPD you saved to your hard drive above.
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Make the Lexmark Z22 printer work with OS X 10.5.8
Authored by: mbroughtn on Apr 19, '10 11:40:49AM

I can find no reason that the hpijs package of drivers needs to be installed for this to work. The lxm3200-tweaked PPD uses the Ghostscript built in dfevice lxm3200. The hpijs driver is never called from this PPD.

You will need both the Ghostscript and Foomatic-RIP packages however.

The user should also remove the following line from the PPD--

*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 foomatic-rip"

This can cuase problems especially with OS X 10.6.x and prevent some job options such as landscape printing from being recognized.



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