Mac OS X 10.4: Use Gimp-Print driver with Lexmark Z53

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If you're printing to a Lexmark Z53 printer using the Lexmark driver included with Tiger, and the print queue stops without printing, try using the Gimp-Print driver instead. Here's how to switch the printer driver.

  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click Print & Fax to display its preference pane.
  3. Click the Printing tab.
  4. Remove your current Lexmark Z53 printer by selecting it in the pane, then clicking the minus sign (-) button.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) button to open Printer Setup Utility.
  6. Select "Lexmark Z53" in the Printer Browser window.
  7. From the Print Using pop-up menu, choose Lexmark.
  8. In the Model list that appears below it, select "Lexmark Z53 - Gimp-Print v5.0.0-beta2."

    Tip: If "Lexmark Z53 - Gimp-Print v5.0.0-beta2" does not appear in the list of Lexmark printer models, use Optional Installs to install Gimp Printer Drivers.

  9. Click Add.

Note: The Gimp-Print driver should provide basic printing functions for the printer, but not all features may be available.

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Published Date: Feb 18, 2012