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Steve0
09-10-2010, 07:41 PM
I installed a pair of Ricoh Pro 907EX's today with Fiery EB-1357 controllers, replacing two competitive devices that were using a PCL print driver on Windows XP.

The config page of the EB-1357 talks about PCL capability, but I cannot find the PCL print driver on the Fiery using WebTools, on the User Software DVD, nor on the Ricoh or EFI web sites.

Where are the PCL print drivers for the EB-1357? Is there a separate CD, maybe, that I missed?

Thanks,

Steve

markdyck
09-13-2010, 09:47 AM
I've got an 1107ex with the same Fiery and the PCL drivers are indeed available for download from Ricoh's website. They aren't on the Fiery, only directly from Ricoh.

This link should be what you're looking for. It's the "PCL6 Driver for Universal Print": http://support.ricoh.com/bb/pub_e/dr_ut_e/0001203/0001203696/V3300/z46138L6.exe

If that doesn't work, here are 2 other options:

PCL6 driver: http://support.ricoh.com/bb/pub_e/dr_ut_e/0001179/0001179058/V1300/r43726en.exe
PCL5e driver: http://support.ricoh.com/bb/pub_e/dr_ut_e/0001179/0001179176/V1000/r35467en.exe

Hope that helps!

Nick_V
09-13-2010, 10:11 AM
As Mark says, the Ricoh universal PCL drivers will work on the EB1357.

There are currently no EB1357-specific PCL drivers available. That said, there is a new version (v1.1) of the EB1357 coming out sometime in the next couple months. This version will come with EB1357-specific PCL drivers on the Fiery.

While EB-1357 version 1.1 is a free upgrade, you will have to order the install discs from Ricoh. Because it involves a system reinstall, Ricoh and EFI will not be pushing it to customers. If you need the update please contact Ricoh after v1.1 is released.

markdyck
09-13-2010, 11:57 AM
As Mark says, the Ricoh universal PCL drivers will work on the EB1357.

There are currently no EB1357-specific PCL drivers available. That said, there is a new version (v1.1) of the EB1357 coming out sometime in the next couple months. This version will come with EB1357-specific PCL drivers on the Fiery.

While EB-1357 version 1.1 is a free upgrade, you will have to order the install discs from Ricoh. Because it involves a system reinstall, Ricoh and EFI will not be pushing it to customers. If you need the update please contact Ricoh after v1.1 is released.

Do you mind me asking what v1.1 fixes??

Nick_V
09-13-2010, 02:01 PM
Fixes:
In general, a dot-release update which changes the actual version of the Fiery controller, should include all the patches available for the previous Fiery version.

New Features:
We typically don't post information here about each upcomming Fiery controller (or controller version) offered by the different companies which sell Fiery. Posting that material risks overrunning our help forums with OEM-specific marketing materials. The main exception to this policy is the case where a specific complaint or concern (e.g. PCL driver availability) is addressed by a pending free update.

I expect that Ricoh has marketing materials which will let you know what the new features are and how to get the update. If you run into problems getting that information from Ricoh, PM me and I'll see what I can do.