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Re: Mac OS X Leopard (Re: new problem)

Hi Jack,

Thanks. I've read all that. In fact, I think I've read everything on Epson's site. I probably have it memorized by now.

I completely understand everything you (and Epson) are saying; that doesn't make it any less annoying, nor does it help me get my work done. I installed the beta driver when I updated with Leopard.

I just think Apple shouldn't put out anything until it's ready; I don't like being a guinea pig for them (unless I'm being paid to do so). Apple should tell you that their OS updates don't work with some printers, some scanners, and that you might lose other functions on your computer as well. If they did, I missed the memo.

In addition, Apple should be making the software available to Epson before they release the software to the general public; that way, Epson can update as needed-- and it all goes out at the same time. (I do know someone who has a HP printer, and they have had no problem with Leopard. They do now have problems with their scanner since their Leopard update, but not with the printer.)

Hopefully, Epson will have a new driver out by March (as stated on their website). Meanwhile, I'm ridding myself of Leopard and re- installing Tiger on the desktop, too.

Thanks again.


On Feb 5, 2008, at 8:03 PM, Jack Fulton wrote:

This might aid you. When a new OS is written, 3rd party functions of soft/hardware take some time in catching up. A huge portion of
the Epson market is fine art such as we are into . . . particularly with the Mac computers. An instance you might notice is that in television and
in film the protagonist is virtually always seen operating a Mac computer. So, Epson pays attention and on their web site, below, are some Beta driers for the 3800 to work with Leopard.
They say:

The following Epson drivers are for use with Apple Macintosh OS 10.5 - 10.5.x. These drivers are offered for public beta testing only, so Epson provides them "as is," without any warranty, support or liability of any kind. Final release of these drivers is expected to be Q1 of 2008.

These Epson Leopard drivers are all new. They are being designed to take advantage of the latest technologies introduced with the Leopard OS. One major feature is the 16-bit printing path. We are designing the drivers to function so that if you are printing 16- bit files from 16-bit capable printing applications, the data remains untouched in native 16-bit form as it arrives into the Epson printer driver for color and screening processing.

Here is their web site:
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supAdvice.jsp? type=highlights&noteoid=101603