HP All-in-One Printer: any way to install the TWAIN driver only?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have an HP PSC 2355 all-in-one Printer/Scanner/Copier.

The Mac OSX software/drivers are a whopping 100MB in size. I really only want to print (which is no problem without installing all of their software) and scan (which I can't seem to do without installing the software.

I can't find a TWAIN driver (which I assume is what I need to scan) by itself.

I've installed the HP software bundle on my old PowerBook (just got a MacBook), I really don't want to litter my new computer with all their useless "features"...

While this is probably a question for HP, thought I'd post it here.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    It's a disaster, that crappy software.

    I haven't found any lightweight drivers for this (I have a 2100 series). I looked for CUPS drivers to no avail; it appears all the CUPS drivers omit H-P completely.

    So for printing, I have no alternative.

    However, if I did a lot of scanning I would probably check out either the Silverfast or the VueScan utilities. Actually I have used the VueScan in the past and if the user interface is less Carbon-like it would be great.



  • Reply 2 of 2
    argeliusargelius Posts: 309member
    Thanks for the ideas. And thanks for confirming my opinion on HP's gigantoware.

    I have it installed on a Windows PS as well and hate it. It must consist of about 10 sub-programs, most of which I can't really figure out what they are for. They probably just covertly usw up ink so you have to buy more HP products...
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