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Re: Need to find an application that will convert LPT1 output into aUSB printer drive

 
 
Bob Villa
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      09-20-2010, 05:56 PM
On Sep 13, 5:54*am, "Angelo Campanella" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Dear All:
>
> I know this is ancient history, but it is a need that I face in the very
> near future. I've been "computing" since 1982, and have accumulated a lotof
> useful software throughout the years that serves my tecchie consulting
> services very well. Much of that was DOS-based, rendering its output
> directly to the printer via the LPT1 port into a parallel cable into the
> same parallel connector input to the classic printers of days gone by.
>
> One-by one such applications morphed into first image printing, then USB
> feed only. Most of them I have been able through Windows to satisfy printer
> output changes to the USB port. But a few applications, sometimes critical
> to a report I am writing, still output to LPT1 for rendering.
>
> To this date, I have been able to operate and maintain an HP6122 printer
> that accepts both USB and a Parallel cable input. At the moment, that's the
> only printer I have (a previous Canon USB printer gave up and was scrapped).
> As I survey the printers available today, I find none with a parallel port
> input, and certainly none that has desirable features (2-sides, etc).
>
> I know that many softwares provide print-file outputs, often ASCII, that can
> be opened and printed by Notepad, etc, and I do that as often as practical,
> but there remains some stubborn applications, like instrument
> readout-to-paper that I find no easy or practical way to avoid the LPT1
> output result.
>
> So what I need is a software item that will intercept the LPT1 data internal
> to my PC (a T43 ThinkPad, now headed for obsolescence) and morph it into a
> conventional USB printer output suited to the HP6122 or any other printerI
> must buy in the future. I would think that Windows XYZ should be able to do
> that in its sleep, but Microsoft has not thought of that yet, I guess.
>
> * * Any Suggestions?
>
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Would this work for you?
http://www.amazon.com/LPT2USB-Parall...0&sr=8-1-fkmr1
 
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