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using a epson stylus 3000 on a imac 27"


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morning all....

i'm after some advice / info if possible please.

i own a 27" imac running osx 10.6.8. a friend of mine had kindly offered me an old epson stylus 3000 printer which i want to use for printing onto film just using the black ink so i can create transparencies for using with my silkscreen print set-up.

does anyone know if it will be possible for me to get this printer working with my machine. also i'm presuming i might need some special cable / adapter to do this.

i already own a small brother printer which would have been fine to use but it only goes up to a3 size and i need to be able to output at a2 size.

will there be drivers available to make this work??

any help with this very much appreciated

many thanks
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Your best bet would be either to install the additional Epson drivers from your Snow Leopard disk (its in the additional installs folder and see if there is a driver in there, and connect the printer via ethernet, possibly directly.

If that doesn't work then consider running XP and use its drivers by running a virtual machine of Windows

Either way, without the Epson Stylus RIP software you can make a PDF of any file you need to print and print from Acrobat or Preview

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