Apple Canon Printer Drivers
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Apple Canon Printer Drivers include the latest printing and scanning software for OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8.

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What's New
Version 2.12:
  • This release contains the latest printer drivers for OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.1 or later






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MashabsM2967 commented on 07 Nov 2013
I've just downloaded Canon UFR II Printer Driver v2.43 for Macintosh Mac OS X 10.5.8 to 10.8.x from the Canon Global download centre to install on my recently acquired MacBook and after download up pops a dialogue box saying "The following disk images couldnt be opened." Reason: Not Recognised.
What's with that? Anyone know how to go past this and to instal the printer driver?
[Version 2.12]


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Vancurren reviewed on 15 Oct 2012
A word of caution based on my recent experience. I've been using a Canon MF4200 series on my MacBookPro with system 10.6.8 since forever. The Canon Mac URFII driver is required to make this multifunction printer work. And it does, quite nicely. I've always downloaded the updated Apple Canon drivers if for no other reason than to have the latest & greatest. I've never experienced a problem until Apple Canon update 2.10. With this update, I'm able to print once from any appliation like Safari or Word or Preview, then the application becomes non-responsive. Relaunching the application and attempting to print only locks up the application again. I have to restart the Mac, relaunch the application, then print. Once. Otherwise the application will become non-responsive trying to print a second time. I've given this update a low rating because, for me, it's problematic.
[Version 2.10]

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Thecatweazle replied on 01 Jul 2013
After downloading one of these first updates months ago I steer clear of them as they apparently screw-up a functionally working Canon printer. Don't install! If it works don't fix it?
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Albabe commented on 15 Feb 2012
Brand-spanking new Canon Printer Software Update this afternoon. I'll be brave and try it... wish me luck!
[Version 2.7]

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slewfoot replied on 04 Oct 2012
I'm afraid to add the new 10-04-12 2.10 Canon printer update. I installed the last printer update on Lion. Afterwards my imac stopped recognizing my printer. Nothing I could do and I was working with both Canon and Apple about it could get my printer noticed on my imac. I didn't get my printer recognized again until I updated to Mountain Lion. I don't want to go through that again. It seems safer to let well enough alone since my printer is working now.
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wizbang_fl commented on 15 Jan 2012
Just like sjk I got the "there are no drivers available for your model" This was after downloading the printer drivers first! I ended up having to clear my browser history and reload the page and on the 3rd reload it "magically" found them again.

That said, I also have had problems getting the MF4350d to work wirelessly. I finally got a long USB cable and shared the printer on one of my desktops so the rest of the rooms have access.
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Albabe commented on 24 Oct 2011
I updated this thru Software Update this morning... did Disc Utility - Repair Permissions and all. Then 6 hours later I get a pop-up thru Software Update to update again. Was a newer version released this afternoon?
[Version 2.7]


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Umaromc commented on 23 Oct 2011
Using the full download usually does a better job of updating drivers, the latest being 10.51.2.0 (Preferences> Print & Scan> Options & Supplies button...) If yours isn't this number after updating using Apple's Software Update you might want to download the whole thing.

Long story short; last time I used Software Update my drivers weren't updated.
[Version 2.7]

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Albabe replied on 24 Oct 2011
Hi. I'm 2.8 Quad-Core Intel Xeon / 10.6.8. I assume you mean "System Preferences(?) > Print & Fax > Options & Supplies.

Mine says Driver Version Gutenprint v5.2.3. Where do you find the number you found?
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Buzzard commented on 01 Apr 2010
After installing the new drivers via Software Update, I get an error message when trying to scan using my MP145.
[Version 2.3]

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RandomTox replied on 27 Aug 2011
After installing the latest driver I cannot print B&W only anymore. Software is forcing me to replace the color ink cartridge first before I can do anything. VERY CLEVER IDEA TO MAKE MORE $$$, BUT CONSEQUENTLY MY NEXT PRINTER IS NOT GOING TO BE CANON ANYMORE. BEWARE!
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Johnmhammer replied on 20 Oct 2011
RandomTox- Get the software from Canon's website to restore functions and avoid the ink level issues. These drivers are made by Apple, not by Canon. I'm sure Apple isn't trying to force you to spend more money on ink, and Canon had nothing to do with it.
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sjk replied on 21 Oct 2011
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> These drivers are made by Apple, not by Canon.

More likely they're written by Canon and distributed by Apple.
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Johnmhammer replied on 21 Oct 2011
That's possible, sjk, but then why wouldn't Canon include drivers for all their current products, such as the MF4350d?
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sjk replied on 21 Oct 2011
The MF4350D isn't current, at least not in the US. For whatever reason, the Canon printer drivers downloaded from Apple don't support *any* MF imageCLASS series printers, while my older iP5000 still is. For the MF4350D, Canon's US site currently says:

"Drivers & Software are not available for this model."

And it's only showing an older iP5000 driver.

Models that Apple-distributed drivers support are listed in this KB article (updated yesterday):

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#canon

I don't know Apple's intentions for acquiring CUPS, which is still GPL/LGPL licensed (hmm):

http://www.cups.org/documentation.php/license.html

Surely there are more MF4350D's in service than a high percentage of legacy printers still supported with CUPS drivers. Ugh.
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Johnmhammer replied on 21 Oct 2011
Canon is actively updating the software/drivers for the Mac for the MF4350d. Look here:
http://consumer.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/imageclass_series/imageclass_mf4350d#DriversAndSoftware

I think the rest supports the idea that the drivers in Apple's supplied update are created, or at least maintained, by Apple rather than Canon. There's just no logic to the included and excluded list from Canon's perspective; but it makes sense if those are the ones Apple holds license to.
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sjk replied on 23 Oct 2011
Here, I only see the aforementioned "Drivers & Software are not available for this model." message on that imageclass_mf4350d#DriversAndSoftware page, not any software to download.
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Johnmhammer replied on 23 Oct 2011
Select Drivers and Software, then choose your OS (10.7 Lion, for instance), then choose Drivers. The fax and scan software was just updated last week, on October 20th. The printer software was last updated in August; Canon has said a printer software update is planned for late this month or some time in November.

I'm not sure if you really couldn't find that or you're just being perversely obtuse for some reason...
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Demolition tipped on 24 Mar 2010
Before downloading this gigantic file (which contains drivers for ALL Canon printers), run Software Update first. Usually, you'll find a much smaller download that contains only the driver(s) that you need.

For example, I have a Canon MP610 on one of my Macs. The download via Software Update was a measly 7.4 MB!
[Version 2.2]

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Greg_jackson-Zapu replied on 07 Jul 2011
Thanks for saving me some bandwidth. Only 22.6 MB instead of 307 MB.
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Umaromc replied on 08 Jul 2011
This SOUNDS sane but I found out that this approach does NOT update printer Drivers. WHY this approach doesn't update the printer drivers (shown via Preferences>Print & Fax>Options & Supplies...) is beyond me but I found out the hard way that only downloading and installing the monstrous file was the only way to update the driver.
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Typer91563 replied on 20 Oct 2011
Perhaps someone (from Canon?) could clarify whether the whole download is necessary?
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Typer91563 replied on 20 Oct 2011
I just ran Software Update and the download is only 34.4 MB (I have an MX870)…
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Demolition replied on 14 Dec 2011
Well, this method is still working fine for me. Software Update notified me of new Canon and Brother drivers today. Both downloaded and installed with no issues. The new drivers are much smaller (33 and 21 MB, respectively) than the full packages listed on MacUpdate.

Also, both new drivers are listed in Print & Fax. One of them fixed an issue that was present in the old driver, which seems to indicate that the drivers were updated properly. Not sure why you're having trouble with it, Umaromc.
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Umaromc replied on 15 Dec 2011
My post was correct as of a few versions ago- half a year ago.
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Satcomer commented on 12 Sep 2009
This fixed my problem finding my Canon IP5200r wireless printer. Thanks for writing this set of Canon Drivers. I am very happy Canon did this so quickly for 10.6.x.
[Version 2.1]


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Foulger reviewed on 12 Sep 2009
My IP3000 now prints to cd/dvd media again. Well done Canon. If you don't want to clutter your printers folder with the printers that you'll never use, just delete them.
[Version 2.1]


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Bordwehr had trouble on 12 May 2012
i-SENSYS printers aren't supported??
[Version 2.8]



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[Version 2.12]



Wiredwheel rated on 14 Dec 2010

[Version 2.4.1]


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Date:28 Jun 2013
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