New computer, old printer.... cable?
Posted 10 September 2009 - 10:53 AM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:05 AM
Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:53 AM
Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:58 AM
Posted 12 September 2009 - 07:12 AM
Another location is http://www.cablesnmor.com/usb_parallel.html
Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:17 PM
I like how laser printers have sharp clear text and that you can print many copies and almost never run out of ink
but i like how with ink jet printers you can buy cheap all-in ones with copier and scanner, not to mention you can print in color
Posted 12 September 2009 - 09:05 PM
I personally would like to get a color laser printer, but that the cartridges are expensive. I don't care for the all-in-one since if one part breaks you have to replace everything and I think that is wasteful. Ink jets are a pain because if you don't use them, the ink drys out and it can be a problem to get it working again, which is why I use the ink jet instead of the laser printer as I want to keep it working.
There are no easy answers.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:59 AM
Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:46 PM
One aspect to the cable is:
Note: When using a HP Officejet or other multifunction product, this cable will only allow access of the printer capability. It will not work with the faxing and scanning capabilities of the multifunction product.
You could also get a parallel card, but you need to know what type of card your computer uses PCI, etc.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:31 PM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:11 PM
Do a search for "parallel card" on ebay. You can also check on craigslist. You will need to know what type of card is needed for your computer, such as PCI, etc. You might find one on freecycle, freesharing, reuseit, etc.
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