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PostScript PPD for imageClass MF743Cdw

Lucifuge
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Hello Forum Support / Moderators,

 

I specifically purchased an imageClass MF743Cdw because it had native PostScript support.  Before I purchased it in late November, I was fairly certain that when I went to the driver downloads section, I had an option to just download a PPD.  I am not finding that option now - perhaps I am mistakenly remembering.

 

I fully understand that Canon has a UFR II binary driver that is available for certain processors and Linux versions, but I am specifically interested in printing directly in PostScript mode, without running a Canon-supplied binary driver on the system.  The printer clearly has that capability.

 

How can I get a PPD for this printer as I have historically done with other manufacturers' business-grade printers?

 

Thank you.

 

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Lucifuge
New Contributor

Apparently the MF746Cdw is the only member of this device family that supports PostScript natively, and the PPDs can be readily obtained for that model by setting the OS to MacOS or Windows on the support page.  Thanks to Canon support for a real American person on the phone who was able to get me straight on this.

 

Unfortunately, the MF746Cdw is not easy to find, and I also really wish Canon's web site made it clearer what all the differences are between related models otherwise I would not have purchased this model.  However, in fairness to Canon, their product page for the MF743Cdw only claims UFR II support.  I had probably looked at the 746 page and thought the 743 had that same capability, and that the differences were minor, like warranty period, or regional differences.

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Lucifuge
New Contributor

Apparently the MF746Cdw is the only member of this device family that supports PostScript natively, and the PPDs can be readily obtained for that model by setting the OS to MacOS or Windows on the support page.  Thanks to Canon support for a real American person on the phone who was able to get me straight on this.

 

Unfortunately, the MF746Cdw is not easy to find, and I also really wish Canon's web site made it clearer what all the differences are between related models otherwise I would not have purchased this model.  However, in fairness to Canon, their product page for the MF743Cdw only claims UFR II support.  I had probably looked at the 746 page and thought the 743 had that same capability, and that the differences were minor, like warranty period, or regional differences.