Troubled child on a Mac but fine on iOS 4/5
Printer has never been consistent using the USB cable to a Mac - desktop or laptop - but it seems to be fine with a tablet or phone -
Latest update won’t work for me at all on the Mac - disappointing but IOS connections seem to still work -
The desktop software is also really thin on features and the printer is a bit thin on features in general but it seems to work for simple labels
I wish somone (Epson please step up?) would build a printer like the old P-Touch PC that could handle graphics, bitmaps, all fonts etc - a higher resolution tool for labels would be a really welcome addition to the desktop.
It used to work before THE LAST UPDATE. 1/5
I need this to work and was using regularly. Since the latest update (REGRET) I just get a “The printer is turned off or not connected. Printing is canceled.” All my connections are checked. I feel this printer went to the trash since it’s no longer functional.
Not working on my Mac 1/5
Encounter the same problem described in the previous review: “The printer is turned off or not connected. Priniting canceled.” Contact their customer service but only got some copy-and-paste answers (reboot this, reboot that) that do not help at all.
Used to work 1/5
Latest update just gives the error "The printer is turned off or not connected. Printing canceled.”
works as expected 4/5
After reading the other reviews I was ready to pack the labeler up and send it back. The iOS version works fine and produced good labels, but it was a little tedious, so I thought I would try out the desktop version, connected with USB. I’m running MacOS version of El Capitan 10.11.3. It opened immediately and found the printer right away. I had previously installed the driver downloaded from epson and re-started the computer. I was able to produce 5 labels with a simple graphic and save them (as they are formats I use often). Have not tried any bar coding. I bought this labeler so it could be attached to our home desk computer and label all sorts of household and pre-made food items that we freeze. I’m glad I dont have to go through the hassel of returning as this labeler works fine. Before installing after all the bad reviews, I did notices Epson updated Jan 2016, so I thought I’d give it a try and I’m happy I did.
Doesn’t Work 1/5
Useless. Can’t get it to work. Has no funtionalities. I could probrably write a better app...
No on screen rulers 2/5
No on screen rulers. You do get a readout of the taple length, though it is greyed out and not totally apparent.
Zoom tool is labeled "Exact", though it is not exactly that.
1.30 a little clunky but works.
Have to also download and install printer driver from Epson website. Makes it a little tricky to install.
App works over USB 4/5
You expect the connection to be Bluetooth because that is how the iOS version works. You also might expect the install to work the same way.
The LW-600p was made for iOS but will work with your Mac. It works but you lose the non-installation installation you had with iOS.
This app works with USB and needs to be connected through the printer preferences like any other mac printer.
Like any other mac printer you need to install the epson drivers. This is a small download and install, nothing like a printer/scanner/copier install.
Bluetooth on my computer would pair but not connect and this mislead me. The help file for the app does not mention the USB connection.
Haven’t really put the printer through its paces on the mac but you also lose some ability from the iOS version.
You need to tell the app what size tape you have in the printer. The printer does not know this like it does in iOS.
In conclusion the LW600p will print from a mac with this app but setup and usage are much different and difficult in comparison to iOS.
I will give the app a four. It could be a five (to me anyway) if the app was prepared to check for USB connection and make you aware that it wasn’t connected and most importantly WHY it is not connected. Even a menu item “check USB connection” would lead you to the goal of installation.
To Epson Engineers: Your natural thoughts are not users natural thoughts. Did you try this out on an iOS user/non engineer? Get with it, the PC era that excluded everyone who wouldn’t spend all their time with a computer is over. Do you want people to use your products or marvel at the abilities you have that they don’t. That being said, thank you for bringing more value to my LW600p for no extra charge at all.
doesnt work with Mac 1/5
It just doesnt work with Mac to print. So many tries but failed.
DOES NOT WORK on YOSEMITE 1/5
By Kay Mode
Epson is aware of the issue since October yet have not done anything to update their code. it takes 1-2 weeks to update your code in this case (simple driver conflict under 10.10) FIX IT - you’re a $100M company!! Returning their product.
Not for Yosemite 1/5
By SF Foggy
Does not work with Yosemite. App opens and lets you design a simple label. When you try to print it, it just sits there. If you open the printer file, it tells you it is “printing.” Forever…
Label Writer not user friendly 2/5
Difficult to set up. Does not provide WYSIWYG. Label printing is very sharp. Have not yet been able to figure out how to print a list of labels.
Label maker 1/5
Would not work—Hate it!