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problems with Epson print driver PROBLEM SOLVED!

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  • From: Carmen Lizardo <carmenlizardo@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 07:59:03 -0700 (PDT)
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Dear List, I solved the problem! Actually my five year old solved it for me. See, before I changed system software the print dialog box with the printer options will automatically come up. In Leopard I get a reduced dialog box with only two options. The print options has two arrows pointing down, which I kept clicking, only to find nothing (my Daughter Isabella was observing my exasperation and asked me what was wrong, she then looked at the triangle pointing down and said: “mommy, why don't you try to click the triangle it so it will point UP?” I responded with a lot of frustration: because menu options only go DOWN. She then took the mouse, click on the second arrow, it turned UP and the regular BIG dialog box came back! I gave her a big kiss and told her she was a genius. She talked me into letting her watch The Nutcracker on school night and that was it.
So there you have it. So long for my MFA in Digital Media!
Love, Carmen

Thank you so much Jack, Diana, David and Peg, for sympathizing and helping me!

----- Original Message ----
From: Jack Fulton <jefulton1@comcast.net>
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Sent: Monday, September 8, 2008 9:10:50 PM
Subject: Re: problems with Epson print driver and Leopard/Photoshop  CS3 compatibility

Here is an added thought.
When a new OS is installed with Apple, one thing I do is to NOT
install ALL the print drivers AND the languages. They take up an  
unwanted amount of disk space
and if you don't have a decent hard drive or two or three and little  
RAM, it is best to only install the
system w/out those items. Then download your specific drivers for your  
printers from the printer's web
Jack F

On Sep 8, 2008, at 5:45 PM, Catherine Rogers wrote:

> Carmen,
> I had the same problem with the same printer, OS update and CS3.
> There is a _big_ download to update the Epson printer drivers for  
> the 7800. I ended up downloading it all from the Epson UK site (I'm  
> in Australia - but it was the only site that worked for me - after  
> many attempts fromaround the world). My suggestion is to check to  
> see if you really do have the right files downloaded - because it is  
> maybe a couple of hours of download (and no, I am not on dialup ;-))  
> if I remember correctly.
> After finally successsfully downloading the drivers, and installing,  
> everything immediately worked just fine. (I truly didn't expect it  
> to such is my faith in technology, but still we persist...).
> Road blocks like this are the reason I always put off updating  
> everything - that is until I can't actually get  work done.
> But it will work Carmen - hang in there. And good luck
> Catherine
> Carmen Lizardo wrote:
>> Dear List: I can't get my  printer software to work, this are the  
>> details of my problem: I'm currently on Mac OS 10.5.4  Leopard and  
>> using  the Adobe CS3 suite. When going to print I no longer have the
>> capability of choosing my profiles, presets or printer settings as
>> before. Example: I can't choose media or paper type, print quality,  
>> advanced color settings, microweave etc .  Anyone know how to get  
>> these back. i updated all of my drivers, un-install and re- 
>> installed everything. I think the problem is with Leopard because  
>> everything worked on tiger. I am using an Epson 7800 pro printer  
>> and an Epson photo 280.
>> When I hit
>> 'print' it goes to the proper screens color management screen but  
>> when I hit print again I don't get the The Epson Driver with the  
>> Print dialog. instead i get  a small box tthat says: "printer" and  
>> "presets". thank you kindly, Carmen.