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Officejet Pro 8600 plus driver for Mac os x v10.4

I just bought an officejet pro 8600 plus. Is there a universal driver that would work with my Mac os x v10.4 or lower? We have an older Mac mini HD that can't be upgraded because we are also using an older version of Posim. Please help. The printer works beautiful with the other pcs.
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Re: Officejet Pro 8600 plus driver for Mac os x v10.4

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Unfortunately the printer is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or above.


If the printer detected by the Mac OS, there are some workarounds you may try:


    1. Open System Preferences and then open the Print & Fax window.
    2. In the Print Browser window, click on the Printing button
    3. Click the [ + ] button. The Printer Browser window opens.

      • If your Macintosh sees the printer, it should be listed in the upper section of the Printer Browser.
      1. Select your printer in the list.
      2. Set Print Using as Generic PCL Driver
      3. Then click Add

        • If your Macintosh does not sees the printer, Click IP Printer and try the steps below:
        1. Set the Protocol as HP Jetdirect Socket.
        2. Type the IP Address within the Address field.
          You may follow the steps below to obtain the printer IP / URL Address from the Network Configuration Page:

        3. Set Print Using as Generic PCL Driver
        4. Then click Add.


Althought scanning by using the software is not possible, you may still scan to your Mac by using the Digital Filing feature:


Step One:

1.Open the System Preferences:

a.Click the blue apple in the upper left corner.

b.Select System Preferences.

2.In the Internet & Network category, select the Sharing option.

3.Select the check box beside Windows Sharing..

4.Click the Accounts button to select one of the users currently logged on. You need the appropriate user password to complete the step.

5.Click Done.

The computer is now ready to share folder within a Windows network. In the Sharing window under the list you can see the network path for your computer. You need this information later to configure the product.


Once the SMB Sharing been enabled and the destination folder has been shared, you may set the Scan to Network Folder by entering the printer EWS (Type the printer IP within Safari):

  1. Click the Scan tab.
  2. Click Network Folder Setup.
  3. Click New
  4. Select the name, set the shared folder path and provide your Mac OS user and passowrd information.
  5. Follow the steps by your Needs, click Save and Test to confirm the shared folder accessable for the printer.
  6. Now you will be able to share from the device.

I hope those steps will allow you to get at least some of the functionality to be able using the device from your Mac.




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Re: Officejet Pro 8600 plus driver for Mac os x v10.4

I was so excited to discover your workaround. However, on my old Mac running OS 10.4, I don't have the "Print Using" option of Generic PCL Driver. The AirPrint works beautifully on my husbands iPad. Would love to figure out how to use it with our old Macs. Any other suggestions?

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Re: Officejet Pro 8600 plus driver for Mac os x v10.4

for users of 10.4, i've found some workaround. i currently have 2 macs, 1 with OSX 10.7.3 and the old one 10.4.11.


installed the printer on 10.7.3, then went to printer sharing.


on your 10.4.11, just hit the add printer and you should see the shared printer and you can add it right away.


downside is that, the 10.7.3 should be turned on when printing.

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Re: Officejet Pro 8600 plus driver for Mac os x v10.4

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I've deleted my solution because Garland's is much better (see his below mine).


[iMac G5 PPC running Mac OS 10.4.11; printing over wi-fi directly to HP Officejet Pro 8600 eAll-In-One (NOT Plus or Premium)]

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Officejet Pro 8600 plus driver for Mac os x v10.4

Depend on which version of the 8600 you have, the third party HPIJS driver may work for you.

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Re: Officejet Pro 8600 plus driver for Mac os x v10.4

The Officejet Pro L7400 series driver (which I think is on the 10.4 system disk or at least on on of its upgrades) works reasonably well. It provides two-sided printing, color printing, and proper centering on letter-size paper.

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Re: Officejet Pro 8600 plus driver for Mac os x v10.4

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