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Paulie123
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For others looking for a solution: This is it!!! Thanks to @emre858 but this is a slight variation which worked for me.

 

That's how I was able to install my fully functional M2070FW printer on Catalina

 

  1. I downloaded the latest driver (M2070_Series_Mac_PrinterDriver_V1.04.01.zip) form HP's site
  2. Unzipped the file
  3. Run the pkg file in ~/Downloads/PrinterDriver/MAC Installer/MAC_Printer/Printer Driver.pkg
  4. This will will go through the install process, but mine threw an error twice ("InstallerApps") - press Cancel on the popups however, the installer continues and ends in success.
  5. Unzipped ~/Downloads/PrinterDriver/MAC Installer/MAC Data/Printer Driver.zip which created ~/Downloads/PrinterDriver/MAC Installer/MAC Data/Printer Driver folder
  6. Copy the file ~/Downloads/PrinterDriver/MAC Installer/MAC Data/Printer Driver/10.6/PPD/gzipfile/Samsung M2070 Series.gz to your home folder ~ (or desktop)
  7. Opened System Preferences > Printers & Scanners and hit [+] button to add a new printer
  8. Selected [Other...] under [Use] dropdown menu and selected the gz file Samsung 2070 Series
    1. Its possible that you might see the Samsung printers under [Use] -> Select Software, if so, you can select this.
  9. Voila! Both the printer and scanner is working!
  10.  

 

 

mleec
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When I tried this I was unable to select the gz file, it was disabled. Anyone else been successful with this one?

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the gz file was also greyed-out (disabled) for me.

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Paulie123
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You need to move the gz file (Samsung M2070 Series.gz in my case) to somewhere like your home or desktop folder - it cannot be in the downloads folder.

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Great, this worked for me, but was still disabled with my desktop folder - possibly something to do with the new folder restrictions for certain folders or it being setup for syncing to iCloud. I copied the file to a non-icloud folder and it worked as expected.

 

Scanning worked ok and my first test print worked.

 

Supply levels don't show.

 

Thanks for the work around.

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yepp - printing is ok - But what about Scanning?

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Both printing and scanning work. 

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Printing work ok, But sometimes it only print strange marks?

Scanning is ok, but if you try scan PDF file is broken.

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This didn't work for me with my Samsung Xpress M2835DW printer. I am able to get the gz file in the home folder, etc, but when I go to Add the printer and choose the gz file I get an error that says "Some of the software for the printer is missing. You may have to reinstall the software to be able to successfully print."

And then: "The software for the printer was installed incorrectly. Please reinstall the software from the manufacturer."

 

When I set it up via AirPrint, printing just produces a bunch of garbled characters at the top of each page and keeps printing pages like that even if the document is just 1 page.

 

When will HP provide an update to the drivers for 10.15???? This is ridiculous.

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After it fails to install, is it actually available in the drop down rather than AirPrint even though it stays on AirPrint? - I can't remember what the error message was when I did mine.

 

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