New devices can simply be connected and configured with the IP address of the old printer (the alternative to this is port redirection). The Global Print driver recognizes the device and updates the user settings automatically. An adjustment or new installation is not necessary.
While I agree Xerox could update there firmware and drivers a little faster, you must be having another issue. I am currently running Catalina 10.15.2 on a iMac Pro, and on a MacBook Pro and having no issues printing or scanning with my Xerox WorkCentre 6027. I have the latest firmware (version 02.00.02.30.3836) installed on the printer and driver version (1.0468) installed on the macs that Xerox offers. We are also printing just fine to the Xerox from our iPads and iPhones running iOS 13.3. I am not using AirPrint as the drivers. Hopefully you just need to update one of the above two things for it to work.
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As you can see from our Compatibility Matrix Xerox will not be releasing Catalina drivers for the WC 6027. However, you can still add the printer on macOS using the built-in “Generic Postscript PPD”.
If Xerox driver features are really needed, you could try an unsupported work-around in which you install the Xerox macOS Common Print Driver from a closely related product which is supported on Catalina. Note that there may be incompatibilities that could cause not all feature/function to work properly. You can try the WorkCentre 6400. Please consider contacting your support centre for further assistance.
I bought a Xerox® WorkCentre 6027 and it functioned brilliantly, until I upgraded to the latest macOS, Catalina. Now it no longer functions. This is unnacceptable for a printer Xerox currently sells and advertises as macOS compatible. I have tried the following work-arounds…
Neither option meets even half of the quality and quantity of functinality the printer previously had, making my $300 printer akin to a dispoable $50 printer.
If anyone has any workarounds to restore postscript qulity printing with full colour management and support for media types, please let me know!!!
In the meantime, Xerox, when is this going to be remedied? Never is not an acceptable answer, unless you want to see your name relentlessly tarnished by professionals who used to rely on your producrts, and you want to deal with an inordinate amount of credit card chargebacks for failing to deliver a product as advertised.