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Driver for my Kyocera FS-1100 printer

by coxwalls / August 11, 2010 11:41 PM PDT

I operate on Mac OS 10.6.4 - for my kyocera FS 1100 printer, Mac choses a Generic postscript driver which lacks features such as identifying what paper is being used and so on.

Is there a more specific printer driver available?

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what do the folks at Kyrocera say
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 12, 2010 2:48 AM PDT
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That hasn't worked!
by coxwalls / August 12, 2010 7:39 AM PDT

Well, that looked hopeful! But I did the download and install - but then could not find the driver! I deleted the generic driver I had and then tried to add the printer, but the generic driver still appeared as the only option.

Presumably, the new driver is somewhere on my machine, but where? and how do I connect it to the printer?

So I guess, if possible, I still need some more guidance.

(You can probably guess from all this that i am new to Apple having just decided to switch from Windows!)

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Take a look at your Libary
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 4:14 AM PDT
In reply to: That hasn't worked!

and see if you can find the Printers folder.
inside should be a collection of folders marked with printer names.
Is the Kyocera folder there?


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I've found these in the library -
by coxwalls / August 13, 2010 6:15 AM PDT

but they don't mean anything to me


Does this help?


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Silly ol' me!
by coxwalls / August 13, 2010 7:33 AM PDT

I'm talking about my Kyocera printer, not theOKI one. Here are the entries for the Kyocera printer


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You beat me to it!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 9:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Silly ol' me!

OK, so there is something in the printers folder that refers to you make of printer and Apple do not include drivers for that company in there bundled driver software.

Delete you printer, once again, and then try to add it. As a matter of interest, this is a USB connected printer and not an Ethernet one?

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It is a USB printer
by coxwalls / August 13, 2010 7:09 PM PDT
In reply to: You beat me to it!

and I have deleted it and re-connected, but it has still only found the generic printer.

It is a pity, Kyocera printers are such good printers - but, with Apple, it is missing most of its important functions such as printing landscape, or A5 instead of A4 and so on.

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Contact Kyocera Tech Support
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 10:41 PM PDT
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and have them explain the procedure for you.

Apple only includes drivers on the install disk, and update them via Software Update, that the manufactures allow them to.


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Problem solved
by coxwalls / August 26, 2010 7:23 PM PDT

Eventually solved with the patient help of the Kyocera team.

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(NT) What was the solution?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 26, 2010 10:00 PM PDT
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The solution
by coxwalls / August 26, 2010 10:15 PM PDT
In reply to: What was the solution?

Kyocera now have a dedicated driver on their site!

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That'll do it!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 27, 2010 6:49 AM PDT
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Amazing what they can do if they put their mind to it.


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