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    Apr 25, 2011
    No grayscale print option after Leopard upgrade
    I recently upgraded from Tiger to Leopard on my Power Mac G4. I have an Epson Stylus Photo RX685 printer.

    Since the upgrade I have lost the option to print in Grayscale (as well as other print options, such as Print Settings, Colour Management). I've looked for it everywhere but I'm pretty certain it's not there.

    All the print options are available if I hook the printer up to my girlfriend's MacBook Pro. Both computers seem to have the same printer driver installed, although I notice that the MacBook has a newer version of the driver (8.17 rather than 6.10), they don't seem to have this version available on the website so perhaps it's only available for Intel machines.

    The Power Mac is my main workstation so I'd really like to get the printer fully operational on it. I've noticed that there is a Black and White option under `Printer Features' but it still prints in colour if I choose this.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated. If not, I will assume it's a glitch with running Leopard on an ageing G4!


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    You have the latest driver for PPC already. (6.10) The 8.17 driver is for Intel only. You may be able to dig around the web and find a substitute driver that will work with Leopard. (I just checked the Foomatic data base and your model Epson is not supported.)

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    Member Since
    Apr 25, 2011

    Do you know any other suitable driver websites that I could try? I will try a Google Search but if you knew any offhand I'd appreciate it, I'm not much of an expert in these things.


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