Saturday, September 8, 2007

Using the Xerox Phaser 3117 with Mac OS X

I got a cheap Xerox Phaser 3117 but for my dissapointment, there were no drivers for Mac OS X.

The solution is to install the Samsung GDI driver to use the printer. Once I did that, the printer worked like a charm.

The Samsung GDI driver for Mac OS X is open source and can be found at:

http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/MacOSX/samsung-gdi

UPDATE:

If you're having trouble with top margins, here's a new driver:

http://guigo.us/mac/splix/

You will have to uninstall and reinstall your printer.

I know this driver also works with:


Dell 1100, 1110
Samsung CLP-200, CLP-300, CLP-500, CLP-600, CLP-610, CLX-216X, CLX-2170, CLX-3160, ML-1510, ML-1520, ML-1610, ML-1630, ML-1710, ML-1740, ML-1750, ML-2010, ML-2150, ML-2250, ML-2510, ML-2550, ML-2571, ML-3050, ML-3560
Xerox Phaser 3115, 3116, 3117, 3120, 3121, 3122, 3130, 3150, 3420, 3425, 5500, 6100, 6110



Good luck!

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mazzini,

Thank you very much for your brilliant advise about Phaser 3117 and OS X. It works without any problem now.

Grettings from Croatia, Zvonimir Koretic

mideast-transplant said...

THANK YOU!

I bought this little printer today, and was so frustrated when it wouldn't print with my mac. You saved me! Seems to print fine now. Thanks for posting this on your blog.

Anonymous said...

How? I need this driver too. I tried this page but doesn't work for my 3117.

Anonymous said...

Thx

You are a life saver. I don't get it, how you found out this? Did you test all diferent drivers?

Anyway thx.

Regards
Matija from Croatia

Sol said...

Dear Mr. Mazzini, you really saved me! I was about to sell my 3117 because I thought It wouldn't work with mac. Thanks for sharing this tip, from Venezuela. Sol Toledo

Janwillem van said...

In some strage way it is not working for me.
I do find th e printer in the Printer Browser, and i can select the proper ppd.

When I print something the printer software starts up, saying its prepairing the print command, but then it just stops, and the printer stays idle.

The print job is then moved from 'active' to completed.

Why is this?

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Tomislav from Croatia :)

ALEX, RU said...

MAN, YOU'RE A GENIUS!!!
SAVED ME A F***NG LOT OF TROUBLE!

MEGATHANX AND RESPECT 2 YOU !!!

iLamboHawk said...

I have this printer and this driver. but it doesn't work! What isthe model to choos? Lexmark or one of Samsung?

Carlos Díez said...

Muchas, muchas gracias... pasé de no tener mi vieja impresora, a que funcione a las mil maravillas. (es un buen ejercicio para ti leer un poco de español

og said...

HI
It didn't work for me, in this way, but i found a program that fix this problems, i downloaded, then tried to print a document, select the printer phaser 3117 and work just fine.
here is the link; www.guigo.us/mac/splix/ -

good luck

Anonymous said...

HI
It didn't work for me, in this way, but i found a program that fix this problems, i downloaded, then tried to print a document, select the printer phaser 3117 and work just fine.
here is the link; www.guigo.us/mac/splix/ -

good luck,
oscar gerardo

Lorn said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Vikhornov said...

http://www.guigo.us/mac/splix/

Supported Printers

Dell 1100, 1110
Samsung CLP-200, CLP-300, CLP-500, CLP-600, CLP-610, CLX-216X, CLX-2170, CLX-3160, ML-1510, ML-1520, ML-1610, ML-1630, ML-1710, ML-1740, ML-1750, ML-2010, ML-2150, ML-2250, ML-2510, ML-2550, ML-2571, ML-3050, ML-3560
Xerox Phaser 3115, 3116, 3117, 3120, 3121, 3122, 3130, 3150, 3420, 3425, 5500, 6100, 6110

Xerox Phaser Encre Solide said...

This is such an amazingly brilliant solution. How did you figure it out? and why does the Samsung GDI driver for Mac OS X work for the Xerox Phaser 3117?

I am assuming it is because it is working either with the "gdi" GhostScript driver or with the Linux driver supplied on the CD coming with the printer. The manufacturer-supplied driver is probably more reliable and makes all the printer's functionality available, but the GhostScript driver comeswith every modern distribution. Am i correct?

Thank you for this!
Janine

Viktor said...

Thank you very much!

macuser (from Poland) said...

Hi,
thanks for you,
but I have problem with top margin
:( ,any ideas??

Anonymous said...

i have same problem with margin?

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. It works good, but I am afraid that I have the same problem with margins... Any ideas? Can this be because of an inappropriate driver?

Sinisa, Croatia

אינתי עמרי said...

Thank you very much!!!
Saved my day.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

My xerox started forcing top margin of printed pages to ~4cm - I used samsung gdi till now but here I found these splix drivers and all my problems went away! This is awesome! I was even considering changing printer to mor mac-friendly but now it works great! Thanks to you all!

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MOMMY said...

thanks- i am trying to install this now and the site said to also install foomatic and gpi ghost files- which took a long time to install- ie 30 min or so. but i dont know what to do now. can i contact you? you stopped this blog- do you have another or email to contact you?

MOMMY said...

thanks- i am trying to install this now and the site said to also install foomatic and gpi ghost files- which took a long time to install- ie 30 min or so. but i dont know what to do now. can i contact you? you stopped this blog- do you have another or email to contact you?

Anonymous said...

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Kirill ; Russia

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mazzini,

Thanks a ton, you make migrating to a MAC so much more easier.

Kudos

Regards,

Naishad

Luz Elena Langle Gomez said...

Dear Mr. Mazzini, we are very very thankfull to you! our dear xerox phaser 3117 is functioning very well!!
Greetings from Mexico, Luze and Jorge

Riyaaz said...

Mr. Mazzini,

You're a Legend !!! Initially i got stuck afer downloading the ghistscript n all but now its working fine.

Also i am using this printer which is connected to another PC running on windows and connected to the PC through wireless LAN.
And its works great. !! (like a network Printer ) through my MAC.

Thanks.

If you have any queries, please feel free to get back to me on riyaaz98@gmail.com

nachche said...

thanx man! it works. you saved my printer...

Anonymous said...

works in OS X Lion!
Gretting from Uruguay!

chino992 said...

THANK YOU!!
YOU are the man!
:D

Benjamin said...

Hi!

Thank you for the tip! But I still have a problem.. when I print Word documents it doesnt respect de top margin and it prints the title very near to the top.

That may be a driver problem? Because I tried to correct it with every probable adjustment that could be bothering.

When I added the printer to my printers list in the preferences y chose the "Generic GDI Printer Foomatic/gdi" one. Is that right?

Thanks!

Carlo Mazzini said...

Some people posted a solution for the top margins. I updated the post as well.

Thanks to all!!

Burak Erdem said...

The driver at http://www.guigo.us/mac/splix/ solves top margin issue on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. Thank you.

John Locke said...

Hi guys i am going to buy normal printer which is best Xerox or Kyocera? and who's Ink Print Cartridges is easily available in market after finishing the branded cartridges?

Ванилия Петрова said...

Thanks Carlo!!!

I did it through http://guigo.us/mac/splix/

Works perfect!