Xerox Phaser 6120 on Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”

Update: It appears that Xerox is now distributing a 10.6 “Snow Leopard” driver package on their website.

According to the Xerox website the Phaser 6120 is not supported in Snow Leopard. However if one downloads the custom PPD file from the OpenPrinting database the printer works perfectly.

Full instructions follow:

On the 6120 page:

Right click on Custom PPD to the right of Recommended driver and choose Download Linked File As….

In System Preferences -> Print & Fax click the + to add a new printer. Select your printer, wait for the system to choose “Generic PostScript Printer” under Print Using. Change Print Using to Other… and browse to the file you downloaded. The value in Print Using will change to Phaser 6120 PS. Click Add, check any options you have installed on your printer, click Continue and you are done.

On my system everything works correctly when printing over the network. I didn’t test USB but I have no reason to doubt that this driver will work for USB as well.

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