Well, the Foigus Autopkg driver I ‘built‘ in 2019 using this article finally stopped working in macOS Monterey. And I wasn’t sure the same process would work or be very durable this time around…

After asking around (and thanks to Foigus for answering my questions) I thought I’d try something new, and it worked, so here is the method…

Here’s the printer specs- 
– Printer is Konica Minolta C754e
– RIP is a Fiery E100 with firmware v1.2

Here’s the method-

  1. Download a new copy of the driver from here- (I hate signing in just to download a driver)
  2. Install it on a machine running macOS Big Sur or later
  3. Interrogate the printer (or RIP) using ‘ippfind‘ to find out it’s IPP address and correct ‘print’ URL
  4. Copy the folder and contents of /Library/Printers/FieryDriver/
  5. Copy the folder structure and PPDs you need from /Library/Printers/PPDs/Resources/en.lproj
  6. Put these resources into a new flat package project in Packages
  7. Add a postinstall script in the format below
  8. Build the project, sign, test, and upload to Mosyle


In case you want to know what that looks like-


The postinstall script is-

lpadmin -p PrinterName -L "Location" -o printer-is-shared=false -E -v ipp://MyPrinter.local:631/ipp/print -P /Library/Printers/PPDs/PrinterPPD
This breaks down to- more info here
-p = printer name to use in System Preferences
-L = printer location
-o = options for printer (can have several of these, this simply turns printer sharing off for this device)
-E = enable printer
-v = device URI attribute (ie. IPP name or IP, including queue name)
-P = location of PPD file
Ultimately this gives us-
lpadmin -p Fiery_E100 -L "Office" -o printer-is-shared=false -E -v ipp://E100-55C5-2.local:631/ipp/print -P /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/Fiery\ E100\ 60-55C-KM\ PS1.2eu
We could also add this as the default printer using ‘-d’ however with loads of people currently working from home, that could be a dangerous move.
You’ll still log an info message about printer drivers being deprecated but it doesn’t affect the install- and we are still using a printer driver, so…
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with this- it allows us to have 1-click access to printers for the client, and has the correct icon for the printer. The only real downside is the /FieryDrivers folder- it makes the installer around 30mb, but I don’t really want to poke around in there to find out what’s really necessary, there’s diminishing returns in doing that…