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    macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailable

    Ever the optimist, I upgraded my iMac to macOS 11, Big Sur.

    I should have waited, as I normally do, for the rest of the world to catch up.

    Oops: Epson doesn't yet provide printer drivers for all printers and scanners, including my 3880 printer. Installing a 10.X version didn't work for me.

    According to Epson's macOS Big Sur 11 Support "Epson will provide macOS Big Sur 11 drivers and software for Epson products on an on-going basis.": in other words, hopefully sooner than later.

    On the other hand, a macOS 11 driver for EPSON Scan 2 software is already available.

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    Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    I have a R3880 and using Big Sur and I am using the Catalina Drivers which seem to working ok

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    Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    Apparently your upgrade also brought down the Forum! :-)
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    Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    Quote Originally Posted by IanBarber View Post
    I have a R3880 and using Big Sur and I am using the Catalina Drivers which seem to working ok
    Perhaps your source for the drivers is different or you installed it before something changed which now prevents it working.

    Depending on our geographic location, Epson might redirect us to different sources. I downloaded mine from https://epson.com/Support/Printers/P...SPT_CA61201-VM

    After installing the Print Utility for macOS 10.15, an icon appears but is disabled. If I try to launch it anyhow, I a dialog box appears with the following message: “EPSON Printer Utility3.app needs to be updated. The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information."

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    Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    10.15 and 11 both consider people's HP printers to be malware and issue dire warnings when someone goes to print. There are updated drivers to work around it.
    Basically unless your peripheral manufacturer is making up to date software for your printers/scanner/whatever for Mac, it's going to stop working. Many customers are staying at 10.13 or 10.14 for now.

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    Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    I work in commercial printing and we were warned by Heidelberg not to upgrade because it would wipe out our ability to make plates.
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    Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    Epson placed macOS 11 drivers for the 3880 printer on their site today. They are working fine, on my machine anyhow.

    I can make prints again... What a relief !

    See https://epson.com/Support/Printers/Professional-Imaging-Printers/Epson-Stylus-Pro-Series/Epson-Stylus-Pro-3880/s/SPT_CA61201-VM


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    Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    Try VueScan. It's way better than the OEM software anyway.
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