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Registered: ‎09-03-2019

Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina

I have both a Canon MX870 and a Canon MG5620. I am using these printer via a wireless connection through a router to two current version Apple iMac computers.  They both work fine currently within Mac OS Mojave 14.6.  Any idea whether these two printer will continue to fully operate under upcoming soon to be released Mac OS Catalina?  Your assistance will be appreciated.  

 

Best regards, Larry

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Re: Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina


@larryis1 wrote:

I have both a Canon MX870 and a Canon MG5620. I am using these printer via a wireless connection through a router to two current version Apple iMac computers.  They both work fine currently within Mac OS Mojave 14.6.  Any idea whether these two printer will continue to fully operate under upcoming soon to be released Mac OS Catalina?  Your assistance will be appreciated.  

 

Best regards, Larry


Best to contact Canon.  They may or may not have an answer.

 

We can only speculate.

 

No drivers for MX870 in Mojave

 

Drivers for MG5620 released 9/2/2018 for Mojave.

 

My guess.  MX870, yes

 

MG5620, maybe

 

Hope it works out for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina

Looks like the MG series has printer/scanner drivers for 10.15 in the support area. HOWEVER, neither the IJ Scan Utility, nor the Image Garden (which is relatively worthless IMO) , nor any other of the ancillary pieces of software have 64-bit drivers. Therefore, you will not be able to initiate a scan from the panel, as I am led to believe. Smiley Frustrated

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Re: Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina

I have upgraded to Catalina and can verify the IJ Scan Utility will not run in this environment. This leaves me with 2 questions.

 

1. Is there a version of Scan Utility for Catalina?

 

2. If I buy a new Canon printer will I be able to scan documents running Catalina? How?

 

Thank you.

 

Hector Caroselli

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Re: Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina

Hector,

 

So were you able to print on the Canon MX870, as that was what my inquiry primarily focused upon?


@hcaroselli wrote:

I have upgraded to Catalina and can verify the IJ Scan Utility will not run in this environment. This leaves me with 2 questions.

 

1. Is there a version of Scan Utility for Catalina?

 

2. If I buy a new Canon printer will I be able to scan documents running Catalina? How?

 

Thank you.

 

Hector Caroselli


 

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Re: Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina

Printing SHOULD be fine. However, the question about "fully" function has opened this up to scanning from the printer as well. I believe the printing/scanning initiated from an Apple product upgraded to Catalina, but from the panel; I doubt it seriously. For this and other reasons, I will not be upgrading anytime soon.

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Re: Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina

Unfortunately my only printer is a Pixma MG5520. Printing seems OK but I cannot use the Canon IJ Scan Utility. 

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Re: Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina

Why can't you send scan job commands from Image Capture within Mac OS?  I have used image capture in OS Mojave and it works just fine.  Any reason to be Image Capture will be problematic within OS Catalina?

 

Larry

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Re: Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina

What we are trying to say is that we cannot INITIATE a scan from the panel, which requires the Utility. This 32 bit needs to go to 64 bits, which is supposed to happen this month. Certainly, the native Image Capture app will function.

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Re: Canon Printers Operability in Upcoming Mac OS Catalina

I just looked at Image Capture very briefly. I don't see a way to scan; unless I first have to photgraph a document with my iPhone. I am not sure I know what you mean. FWIW the Canon IJ Scan Utility was very convenient. Put the document on the scanning bed of the printer, launch the utility and follow the instructions.

 

I am not opposed to buying a new printer, mine is pretty old, but if I buy a new printer I want to make sure I can scan with it.

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