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Better printer driver for Mac OSX for PIXMA G620?


Hi -

I recently purchased a PIXMA G620, primarily for the MegaTank feature and the positive reviews on photo print quality (this replaces a broken Epson Artisan 50). However, when I installed it on my MacBook Pro (USB), I found that the printer driver was unexpectedly bare-bones with respect to features - especially when compared with the Windows driver for this printer. The Windows driver enables several features that are especially useful for photo printing, including grayscale, control of the borderless overprinting amount, ability to tweak individual colors, and access to maintenance functions like nozzle cleaning and test page printing. On the Mac some of these features are not available at all, and others are only available through the "Remote UI" web interface - which is disappointing and challenging to the ease of use and capabilities of the printer on Mac - especially for photo printing, which is my primary use case.

The few test prints I've made (after struggling with some unexpected borderless printing cropping) seem to have great color fidelity, but I feel like I'm not getting the full intended use of the printer on Mac that I would have if I were a Windows user.

I was also expecting the ability to "turn off printer color management" to be able to let "Photoshop Manage Color" (my prior workflow with Epson) but it seems the G620 doesn't support this on either Mac or Windows.

Are there any other options (or plans) for a Mac printer driver for the G620? A more fully-functional Mac printer driver would make this printer amazing.

Thank you,

- Chris

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