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Why is Canon contributing to dumping electrical waste to our forests and oceans?
I mean, this printer is working just fine. It's working fine from 1) Windows and from 2) MacOS Catalina. I have a ton of supply material purchased. I don't want to dump that to the waste a nobody else should.
Even on macOS BigSur I can print with this printer with the open-source Gutenberg drivers. So the printer is communicating just fine with Big Sur, however, the Gutenberg drivers don't let me chose certain parameters like print quality, black & white ink, etc.
Given the fact that Canon is making money mostly on inks and less or printers, even if you don't care about electronic waste and the environment, you should fix the drivers so that I keep buying supplies. If I can't use this printer anymore, I would go and buy an HP or Lexmark because this ruins my trust in Canon. What will happen next year? Will you say 'Sorry, not supported on macOS 16, go and buy a new printer'?
This is a shameful proposition.
I agree with Patrick. I have an MX410 that works fine on my old macbook pro, which runs on OS X El Capitan. I bought a new Macbook Air which has OS Big Sur and now I'm supposed to buy a new printer, even though my MX410 works fine? I am sending my files to my old computer to print. I should not have to buy a new printer.
Yes, it makes no sense to produce electrical waste because of business.
Cannon should write a new driver and sell it 30% or 50% of the price of a new printer, would still be a better solution.
Nonetheless, I have partial success with the GutenPrint driver. I've got version "gutenprint-5.3.3.dmg". I can print, at least. It has a few bugs (e.g. it pauses printing between jobs - fortunately you can Resume from your Mac) and I also think sometimes it prints blacks a R+G+B (maybe just my impression). Still worth a try for you!
Still a shame for Canon!! I refuse to buy a new canon printer! Will be using this as long as I can and then I try another brand.
Actually the GutenPrint driver seem to do a very decent job. I'm using version 5.5.3:
Works for me on Big Sur, I'd be happy if you confirm to me whether it works with Monterey?