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    Sep 04, 2008
    Problem Printing to an HP 4550 Colour Laser
    Ok I know this has probably been answered 1000s of times but I can't find the answer I need so here I go!!

    I've got an HP 4550 Colour Laser connected to an XP Machine and its shared across my network.

    I can print quite happily to the HP from my MacBook Pro from programs like Excel or Word but everytime I try to print from Photoshop, which is where I really need it to work, all the printer does is receive the data and then just sits there and doesn't print it!!

    I have downloaded the correct print driver from HP web site and hopefully installed it correctly so not too sure what to do next.

    I have full access to all the printers settings from photoshop but it just won't let me print anything.

    Any thoughts??

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    Chilbear's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 14, 2007
    2xiMac24 w Parallels 6 (1x White, 1x Aluminum), iPhone 3GS with iOS5
    First thought is that the printer may not be a postscript printer as Photoshop prints as postscript. Never done what you are doing. Look for Bonjour or Gimp solutions to printing to it, if it is even possible.

    Here is what I would have used from HP for that printer - best of luck.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    Last week Apple brought out update v.1.1.1 for HP printers. Go to the link and see if your printer is listed, which it is, before downloading. It is 405MB so trust you are on pretty fast broadband:-

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