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    Dell color laser printer support on Mac?

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    Dell color laser printer support on Mac?
    Im a genius, but Im also an idiot. I purchased a brand new dell 2130cn color laser printer for the home office. I got a killer deal on it brand new that I couldnt pass up. Problem is that ...well it doesnt fully work with my macs (new imac and new macbook pro) I can use the generic PCL laser printer driver and it prints anything in black and white just fine, problem is that I want to use it for color printing lol. I have tried about 40 different drivers that are in Snow leopard, and only the generic one prints correctly, all the rest print gibberish.

    I have read that there are "comparable" lexmark drivers, so I tried a bunch of those to no avail, and even found some Dell drivers for Mac for their color laser, but still nothing but gibberish.

    Can anyone help me out here? I don't want to send it back. I am hoping that there is a generic DELL color laserjet driver that might work, I mean its a mac, I typically dont have to worry about drivers!

    sorry if this isnt in the correct section!

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    Dell color laser printer support on Mac?
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    Haven't heard of Dell printers working with Macs. I'm surprised it'd even print in B&W.

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    Dell color laser printer support on Mac?
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    I would send the printer back. A Dell color laser printer will cost you a fortune for the replaceable toner cartridges in addition to the driver problem. (that is if you can get it to print in color)

    Other than loading Windows on your Mac (Boot Camp or VM software) you probably aren't going to find a work around to print in color.

    Regards.

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    Dell color laser printer support on Mac?
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    Dell does not support Mac drivers in any shape or form period. Have a read of this link for a better recommendation:-

    Dell 2130cn Printer Review - PC World

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    Dell color laser printer support on Mac?

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    There is support via dell for some of there other color laser printers, the 3100cn, the 5100cn is a popular printer for mac users as well, I figure there has to be a driver combination that works, just need to run into the guy/gal that knows which driver to use

    10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard - Mac OS X Hints

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    Dell color laser printer support on Mac?
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    According to Apple the Samsung drivers mentioned in your link are included in Snow Leopard, print only.

    Mac OS X v10.6: Printer and scanner software

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