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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,

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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.


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