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Canon LBP series CAPT printer driver available
Authored by: dirtymouse on Nov 16, '07 04:29:15PM
Quite a few people keep asking how to Printer Share this Printer.
Here are the extensive step by step instructions.

Here is the technique (that i used) with my LBP3000 but it should also work with the following supported models with this software: 1110/1120/1210/2410/3200/3210/3300/3500/3600/5000/5200

Step 1 (on your Print Server Mac)
Install the software on your desired print server Mac. (i'm using a G4 cube with 10.4.8). Reboot after installation.

Software is available at:
http://download.canon.jp/pub/driver/lasershot/mac/mxcapt160.dmg.gz

Step 2
Turn ON the Printer, Connect to Mac via the USB port/cable

Step 3
Go to Printer Setup Utility (located /Applications/Utilities/Printer Setup Utility) and click the "add printer" icon in the toolbar. This will display the "Printer Browser"

Step 4
Select the LBP3000 (USB) from the list. If it doesn't appear, disconnect USB cable and reconnect. Failing that, turn the Printer OFF/ON.

Step 5
The pop-up menu at the bottom, titled: "print using" should automatically select "CAPT Driver". Click the "add" button. There is nothing manual to select here. It either appears if software installation was successful. It it doesn't appear, re-install. Go back to Step 1.

Step 6
Verify that your new USB connected printer is working. Do a test print from the Printer Server that is physically connected to the printer.

Step 7
Enable Printer Sharing, System Prefs > Sharing > Tick/enable Printer Sharing.

Step 8 (on your Mac)
Install the same software on your client (non print server) Mac as in Step 1,
(the software forces a restart, so save your work first)

Step 9
Go to Printer Setup Utility (located /Applications/Utilities/Printer Setup Utility) and click the "add printer" icon in the toolbar. This will display the "Printer Browser"

Step 10
Select the LBP3000 (Shared Printer) from the list. If it doesn't appear, check that your Print Server Mac can still see/connect to the printer (refer Step 4)

Step 11
The pop-up menu at the bottom, titled: "print using" should automatically select "LBP3000". Click the "add" button. There is nothing manual to select here. It either appears if software installation was successful. It it doesn't appear, re-install. Go back to Step 8.

Notes:

[a]
My server (10.4.8) uses "CAPT Printer" and My own Mac (10.4.10) uses "LBP3000" so i can only guess that the names changes with different Mac OS X versions.

[b]
If the Print using pop-up menu does not automatically select CAPT Printer or LBP3000, You will need to make sure the software was correctly installed.

You can verify that it exists at this location (top level, not users Library).
/Library/Printers/Canon/CAPT/Profile/Device/LBP3000
If it doesn't appear, you will need to reinstall.

[c]
I have not tested this with Leopard (10.5).
If you have and it's working, please let me know.

Other printer models made by Canon also exist here:
http://www.canon-sales.co.jp/e-support/qasearch/answer/lasershotprinters/q054108342605.html

PS: i don't work for Canon, i can't read Japanese, and i don't know how to do this on a windows PC. all i know is written above :)

Goodluck!


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Canon LBP series CAPT printer driver available
Authored by: KRM on Dec 12, '07 07:46:14AM

Hello all. I'm currently in Japan using OSX 10.5 on a MacBook.

Just bought a LBP3300 with hopes of making it work on either OSX or Parallels (running XP).

I grabbed the driver DMG listed here (much thanks to dirtymouse) and the install went fine.

Problem is, when i try to print i get the error "Specified paper is incorrect".

I am using A4 paper, have the back of the printer set to A4, the tray is set to A4 and EVERYTHING in OSX set to A4.

I grabbed the English PDF manual from the AU Canon site. The software portion of the manual obviously only deals with the Windows software. The manual mentions that once you install the printer and load up the paper, you need to first "register the paper size" because the tray/printer cannot auto-sense the size (the A4/Letter switch on the back deals on with duplexing if i understand the docs correctly).

The manual then goes on to describe the process of how you register the paper size using the Windows software. It appears that the Win util sends this info to the printer, not just setting the OS driver options.

I see no way of doing this "registering" from the OSX. I would assume that the full Japanese installer has a util or method for this but that's just a guess.

Not sure if this was necessary with the LBP3000 that dirtymouse is using, but if it was, perhaps that was originally taken care of by using Virtual PC on the Mac. I'm currently trying to get the printer to show up in XP under Parallels, but that's a whole other can of worms that we wont get into here.

If anyone has any thoughts on this, i'd love to hear them.

Many thanks,
KRM



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Canon LBP series CAPT printer driver available
Authored by: KRM on Dec 12, '07 08:08:43AM

Sorry to reply to my own post, but i just got it working in XP under Parallels, and was able to register the paper size just fine, but this did not fix the problem in OSX. It still complains about incorrect paper.

At least it works in XP now.

Thanks,
KRM



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