Yes, it is possible to use your printer in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard until we provide updated drivers. Epson are committed to supporting our valued customers by providing a range of drivers designed to allow our products to work in conjunction with Snow Leopard.
To use your printer in Snow Leopard, please download and install the Intel-compatible Mac OS X driver available in the Drivers & Support section for your product; this driver should be dated October 2007 or later. If you do not have access to an active internet connection you can use your Epson product CD if it indicates support for 10.4.4 or 10.5.
Driver version 6.5x, currently available in the Support section for supported products, is compatible with Mac OS 10.6 providing that Rosetta is installed. For some products a version 6.5x driver is not available but it is possible to use driver version 3.09. However, there are some limitations to this driver, e.g. no 16-bit support or auto rotate function, as it is designed for 10.4.x (Tiger).
To install a suitable driver, try the following:
- Rosetta needs to be installed in Snow Leopard. If necessary, install Rosetta. For help, follow the installation instructions in article 'The message "Rosetta must be installed" appears when I try to install my Epson driver(s) in Mac OS X 10.6.x. What should I do?'. The link is available under the Related articles section to the right of this article.
- Insert the Epson product CD (if it indicates support for 10.4 or 10.5). Alternatively, go to Drivers & Software in the Support section for your product. Download the Macintosh drivers for your product.
- Follow the on screen instructions to finish the driver installation.
- Once installed, make sure your printer is powered on and connected to the Mac (or available on the network if used via Ethernet or Wi-Fi). Open System Preferences then Print & Fax to check that your printer has been added to the printer list. If listed, you are ready to print.
If it does not appear, close Print & Fax, disconnect and reconnect the USB/FireWire cable, and then re-open Print & Fax.
For network printers, you may need to add the printer under Bonjour. Epson is aware of a problem with EPSON TCP/IP and is working on a solution.
Please check the following support article periodically for updates regarding availability of Snow Leopard drivers, software updates, and user instructions: 'Epson and Snow Leopard - Mac OS X 10.6'. The link is available in the Related articles section.