Epson Stylus Pro 9000 with Os X 10.6.2?
March 11, 2010 11:18 AM   Subscribe

I am the sole creative and IT person for a small nonprofit. We have the opportunity to get an Epson Stylus Pro 9000 printer with inks for free. I have compatibility issues questions.

I know that the 9000 is discontinued but as we are outsourcing all large format printing (larger than 11x17) I wanted to know if I can make it work in my situation. We are looking to use it mainly for short term posters and signs.

We are a PC office but I have a standalone design workstation that this would attach to. My design work is done on a:
2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro w/ 20" external Apple Display
4 GB 1067 Mhz DDr3 memory
Mac OS X version 10.6.2

I know that a native driver isn't available but wanted to know if there was a work around that wasn't too expensive. Any one have any experience or recommendations for further help?

I am a new-to-Apple person as of December so I am unfamiliar with figuring out the issues.
posted by karmaville to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
Connect it to a Windows machine and print from there. You can probably export to PDF from your OSX application without losing formatting. Just make sure to embed fonts in the PDF and chose the correct resolution. Try exporting to TIFF or EPS if you have problems with PDF.
posted by damn dirty ape at 12:01 PM on March 11, 2010

It would appear that you can use it with OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), but with some limitations (e.g. no 16-bit support or auto rotate function).
posted by paulg at 1:25 PM on March 11, 2010

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