New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

G5 Very slow printing to HP 2800


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
igeoff

 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: Kent
Posts: 70
igeoff is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2009 24" 2.66ghz 4GB ram 640GB HD, Powermac G4, Powerbook G3.

igeoff is offline
Hi all, When i send a file (pdf 180k) from my G5 (Leopard 10.5.04) to my HP Business inkjet 2800 it takes ages sending the data! (connected via usb) any reason for this or any fixes?, It's doing my head in!.

Many thanks

Geoff
QUOTE Thanks
Zoolook

 
Zoolook's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 24, 2006
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 2,751
Zoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro, i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 5

Zoolook is offline
Can you define 'ages'. Is it a minute or less, or are we talking several minutes?

I assume you have the latest drivers for this machine (sometimes it's worth downloading drivers from the site, even if Leopard says it has the latest drivers.)

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
- Joan D. Vinge

QUOTE Thanks
igeoff

 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Location: Kent
Posts: 70
igeoff is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2009 24" 2.66ghz 4GB ram 640GB HD, Powermac G4, Powerbook G3.

igeoff is offline
I have just downloaded the latest drivers from the HP website, It just seems to say sending data for about 3/4 minutes and it's only 180k!, I have had to plug it in to my PC to print things now but i really want it in the Mac.

Cheers
QUOTE Thanks
Zoolook

 
Zoolook's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 24, 2006
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 2,751
Zoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud ofZoolook has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro, i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 5

Zoolook is offline
OK, I just had a look around, and this is a common and known issue. It seems HP cannot be bothered to update their drivers to support the Mac properly either.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
- Joan D. Vinge

QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 17,421
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz OS X.9.4 and OS X.10

harryb2448 is offline
One question Geoff. Install the drivers included in the options folder at the time of install? They do not install under the default.

http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/11/...tiger.drivers/
QUOTE Thanks
SteinersMac

 
Member Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posts: 1
SteinersMac is on a distinguished road

SteinersMac is offline
Hi HP2800 Users,

The slow printing of the HP Business Inkjet 2800 on Mac is over.

Content:
A printer-driver for the Hewlett-Packard Business Inkjet 2800 for faster printing.

Problem:
The original printer-driver of HP needs a very long time, especially for pictures (p.e. screenshots), for delivering the data to the printer and starting print. Times of 15-30 minuten were not unusual.

Solution:
With the appended printer-driver hp2800+ this timing will be improved.
The new 2800+-driver (ppd-Datei) was developed on base of the driver of HP Business Inkjet 2300. This 2300-driver is modified to support papersizes to A3, duplex-printing and the second paper-tray.

Installation:
After installing at least one printer 2800 by the common way (for verifying the plugins are available) do:
- Copy the file "HP Business Inkjet 2800+" (ppd) in the folder "/Volume/Library/Printer/PPDs/Contents/Resources/de.lproj". IF "de.lproj" does not exist, create it.
- Copy the file "HP Business Inkjet 2800+.icns" in the folder "/Volume/Library/Printer/hp/Icons".
- Create a new printer-queue.
- Choose as driver in "Others" the "HP Business Inkjet 2800+" from upper folder manually.
- Choose the options (Tray2, Duplex, RAM) manually.


From now on, printing should start short after submitting data.

Zeilinger

P.S. Sorry for german version. Try to install the driver under en.lproj and give feedback.
See here for newer Versions MacUser.de Community
Attached Files
File Type: zip HP 2800Plus.zip (173.1 KB, 49 views)
QUOTE Thanks
matt224

 
Member Since: Dec 02, 2009
Posts: 1
matt224 is on a distinguished road

matt224 is offline
Hi Guys,

I'm really stuck on this one, The resolution above did not work for me.

Has any body actually solved this issue?

Cheers

Matt Gibson
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Time Capsule Setup | Backing Up - Do it »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Professional printing from design Coloursplash Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 1 08-09-2007 03:40 AM
Epson is printing is really slow ronin OS X - Operating System 0 07-26-2007 09:11 AM
SLOW file transfer on home network. Yianni1066 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 11-05-2006 11:09 PM
Slow OS X ... Help please !! etes Switcher Hangout 13 04-10-2005 07:06 PM
Printing is so slow in OS X compared to my XP? edokid Switcher Hangout 0 11-18-2004 01:01 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?