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.