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Set up the Minolta 2300DL printer on OS X
Authored by: triker dave on Mar 28, '08 07:12:38AM
To print to the QMS magicolor 2300 DL via Ethernet:

Download and install the Magicolor 2430DL drivers from Minolta's website.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are running Mac OSX 10.2 then you will first need to download and install Ghostscript from http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/macosx.php3 (espgs-7.07.1.ppc.dmg is a precompiled version, so you just run it and install from the ESP Ghostscript.mpkg file).

1. Make sure that the printer is powered on and connected to the network via Ethernet and is in the same IP range as your network. My network is using DHCP on 192.168.1.xxx, so I have assigned 192.168.1.248 to the Minolta as a static IP address using the menu on the printer.
2. Reboot the Mac system if the printer was connected after the last reboot.
3. Open Print Center.
4. Click the "Add" button while holding the ALT key.
5. From the pop-up menu choose Advanced.
6. From the second pop-up menu that appears, choose "AppSocket//HP JetDirect". You will then need to provide a meaningful name (eg Minolta Magicolor 2300DL) in the Device Name field below the menu. After that insert the IP address of the printer after the text "socket://" in the "Device URl" field below that. (Mine reads socket://192.168.1.248)
7. From the "Printer Model" pop-up menu choose "KONICA MINOLTA"
8. From the list of models that appears below the Printer Model selection choose the "KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 2430DL" driver, then click the "Add" button at the bottom of the dialog.

You should then be able to print OK.
I have tested this myself on a Mac G4 450DP and a Powerbook G3 300 (both running OSX 10.2.8) with the Minolta Magicolor 2300DL through my home network connection. The print quality is as good as it is on a PC with the genuine Minolta 2300DL drivers, although the images are printed slightly darker on the MAC (only noticeable when the prints are side-by-side).
I have also tested this on a Macbook 2.2Ghz running OSX 10.5.2. I have been using this setup on various Macs on my home network for over 3 years now.


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