When I say draft I mean draft!
May 19, 2009 9:51 AM Subscribe
How can I get my HP printer to work correctly with my MacBook Pro?
posted by DiscourseMarker to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a new, HP Photosmart C4580 all-in-one printer connected to a wireless network. In the room I have an Intel iMac and a MacBook Pro, both running 10.5.6. I added the new printer to both computers, choosing the same driver from the list (C4400 series, as there was no C4500 series choice).
Here is my problem: I can change the settings on the iMac with no difficulty, and when I set it to draft, the printer actually prints in draft mode. However, nothing I do on my laptop seems to get the printer to print on draft. Even when I change the settings on the printer menu to draft, the printer is not printing draft (and is therefore wasting precious ink) when printing from the MacBook Pro. I also cannot get the printer menu to save any of my settings on the laptop - for example, it always defaults to HP Premium Photo paper instead of plain paper.
I have completely uninstalled all HP software from the MacBook Pro and installed the Apple HP drivers direct from the Apple website.
This is driving me absolutely insane. Help!!!