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Mac Classic/OSX Printer Drivers

On the Macintosh you can can use your standard Laserwriter Postscript driver combined with our Panther PPD. Alternatively you can download the Macintosh version of the Adobe Postscript driver below and install our Panther PPD onto it.


  1. Download the files above.
  2. Run the PostScript Diver installation.
  3. Once installed, go to the Printer Properties and set the Resolution to 2400 X 2400 dpi.

Additional Help

  1. Open Print Center (found in Applications/Utilities).
  2. Choose Add Printer from the Printers menu, and choose IP Printing from the pop-up menu.
  3. Type "localhost" (no quotation marks) in the Printer's Address field.
  4. Choose a printer from the Printer Model pop-up menu, and click Add. To give the printer a better name, deselect "Use Default Queue on Server" and type a name in the Queue Name field ('Panther Plus' for example) when you add the printer. Leave the address as "localhost.
  1. Open the folder named "Printer Descriptions" within the Extensions folder within the System Folder on your Macintosh. Copy the Panther PPD (pplus.ppd) into your Printer Descriptions folder.
  2. Download the"AdobePS Installer" to your desktop, and double click on it.
  3. Restart your computer.

Go to the chooser (under the apple menu at the top left corner of your screen.) Select AdobePS from the scrolling list of driver icons at the top left of the chooser.

Now choose a public printer (for example: "Laser-L41" where the L41 indicates the location). If the printer has not previously been set up, there will be a "Create" button at the bottom of the printer list. If the printer has been set up previously, the button may be named "Setup" regardless of what the button is named, simply click on it.

You may now associate the printer with a PPD. When you push the Select PPD button you should see a list of PPDs. Select pplus.ppd. If you don't see this PPD, return to step 1 of the driver installation instructions, above.
From now on, whenever you have adobePS chosen as your printer driver, you should have a scrolling list of your registered printers in the print dialog of most applications.


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