How do I completely remove and reinstall a Primera printer driver on Mac OSX 10.5 - 10.15?

How do I completely remove and reinstall a Primera printer driver on Mac OSX 10.5 - 10.15?

1.  Unplug the USB cable from the back of your unit.
2.  Go to Apple - System Preferences - Print & Fax.
3. Select your printer listed on the left pane of the window and click the minus (-) button.
4.  Select 'Go' from the Finder Menu and select 'Go to Folder.' Type the following: /Library 
 
Delete the following files:
(Some files may not be present depending on the version of the driver installed)

  1. Macintosh HD - Library/Caches/DPxxxFilter.log or LXxxxFilter.log*
  2. Macintosh HD - Library/Printers/Lexmark/Frameworks/prdrhpec.framework
  3. Macintosh HD - Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/DPxx.ppd* or CL900.ppd.
  4. Macintosh HD - Library/Printers/Primera
    *The xx indicates the name of this file can vary depending on the model of Primera printer you have installed.

5. Select 'Go' from the Finder Menu and select 'Go to Folder.' Type the following: /usr/libex/cups/filter 

Delete the following files:
  1. commandtoDPxxx* / cammandtoLXxx*
  2. rastertoDPxxx* / rastertoLXxx*
    *The xx indicates the name of this file can vary depending on the model of Primera printer you have installed.

6. Select 'Go' from the Finder Menu and select 'Go to Folder.' Type the following: /private/var/db/receipts/ 

Delete the following files: 

  1. com.primera.driver.DPxxx.bom* / com.primera.driver.LXxxx.bom*
  2. com.primera.driver.DPxxx.plist* / com.primera.driver.LXxxx.plist*aa
    * -This indicates the name of this file can vary depending on the model of Primera printer you have installed.
7.  Select 'Go' from the Finder Menu and select 'Go to Folder.' Type the following: ~/LIbrary/
  1. Folder: ~/LIbrary/Preferences/ByHost - and delete the file: “com.Apple.Print.Cache.00xxxxxxx.plist”
  2. Folder: ~/LIbrary/Preferences/ByHost - and delete the file: “com.Primera.xx<printername>xx.plist”
  3. Folder:~/Library/Printers/ - and delete files matching your driver name containing "Primera" or "PTI"
8. Go to Macintosh Hard Drive – Library – Receipts. In here there will likely be a receipt corresponding to your printer. For example, an LX900 Color Label Printer might have a receipt package called Driver LX900v1.0.pkg. Look for any driver receipts and delete them.

9. Delete any Primera driver installers you might have saved to your desktop or any other location on your Mac.
10.  Empty trash.
11. Reboot
13.  Reinstall the driver


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