Canon Announces Snow Leopard Printer Driver Availability

canon Sep 16, 2009

Canon, who was apparently caught flat-footed by Apple’s release of Snow Leopard, has announced the schedule of availability of printer drivers for it’s ImagePROGRAF line of professional printers.

Model Release Date (on web server)
iPF5100, iPF6100, iPF6200, iPF8100, iPF9100 October 7, 2009
iPF5000, iPF8000, iPF9000 October 9, 2009
iPF500, iPF600, iPF700 October 9, 2009
iPF6000S, iPF8000S, iPF9000S October 14, 2009
iPF650, iPF655, iPF750, iPF755 October 17, 2009
iPF510, iPF605, iPF610, iPF710, iPF720, iPF810, iPF820 October 21, 2009
W6400, W8400, W8400D November 12, 2009

I am currently using a Windows 7 VM under Parallels Desktop 4.0 Mac to host drivers for both my Canon W6400 and HP B9180. Printing in managed by Qimage Studio (64-bit multicore version) software-based RIP. Unless these drivers are totally spectacular, I may continue working this way.