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Locating Epson 1290 PPD
Objective is to get it to appear in Quark 8.01 'Device'

 10:45 pm on Feb 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Dear all

I'm running a G5 powerPC, OS X Tiger and I trying to get my Epson 1290 printer to print out of Quark 8.01.

When I go to 'Print' the 1290 is showing at the top of the print dialogue box, but I can't get it to come up in the Device area. All that is showing is 'Generic Colour Printer'.

Problem is I can't seem to find an Epson 1290 PPD! The Epson site seems to point to a printer driver but just seems to contain the utility for monitoring ink usage.

I thing (Mac's are not my strong point) I need to find a suitable file to go somewhere like 'Library / Printers'. Then I think I can get this to show up in Quark's Device area and get a decent print.

In an older G4 we are using an Epson Postscript RIP, which gives fantastic print quality and colour reproduction but I don't think this is available for OS X.

Can anybody assist please - particularly with a PPD for the Epson 1290?

Many thanks


travelin cat

 12:19 am on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

The 1290 isn't even showing up on Epson's site, how old a printer is this?


 8:43 am on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think in US the 1290 was known as the 1280. In UK it was 1290.

The printer is approx 4 years old.


 12:06 pm on Feb 3, 2009 (gmt 0)


Has a driver for OS X (all the way near the bottom of the page)

The .sit (stuffit expander to open these) file contains a .dmg (disk image), that in turn contains a .pkg (a package) that you can install. Didn't install it myself, but the files inside the package are quite old (May 2003).

But at least my leopard install has a driver for an "Epson Stylus Photo 1290 - Gutenprint v5.1.3" . Maybe not all printer drivers from the distribution of your OS X on the DVD were installed (I remember epson drivers being optional during installation).

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