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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Jun-12 00:11:15
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Laser Printers to print plain text files


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I am looking for a monchrome Laser printer wich will print plain text files (without the use of a printer driver).

We all remember the good old days of LPRINT statements in BASIC running on DOS. The printers simply printed the text sent to them.

Modern HP printers (Laser or Inkjet) will not print plain files, but (at least some) Epson inkjet files will. (eg my Epson Stylus 1400).

So, back to the original question - Anybody know of a modern Laser printer which will print plain text?



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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 03-Jun-12 14:04:47
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No, but is this any good? http://www.lerup.com/printfile/


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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Jun-12 20:50:16
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Thanks for that suggestion. Unfortunately, I am not printing from Windows.



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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 03-Jun-12 21:02:57
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This? http://www.dosprn.com/
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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Jun-12 21:19:22
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In reply to a post by Sandgrounder:
I am not printing from Windows.

Good heavens.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 03-Jun-12 23:01:42
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In reply to a post by Sandgrounder:
I am not printing from Windows.
A positive statement would be more informative!

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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Jun-12 23:05:03
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Assuming that DOS is the OS in question, DOS2USB looks as though it may be useful.

"By using DOS2USB you can print directly from DOS to USB printer, Network Printer or any kind of printer. In other words, DOS2USB can print to any printer where WINDOWS can print. This utility helps to convert your USB Printer to DOS Printer, by giving gateway to the USB printer from DOS."

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Sun 03-Jun-12 23:25:37
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I doubt there has ever been such a printer. Haven't lasers always been Postscript or equivalent?

It sounds like you want an electric typewriter with a parallel or serial interface
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 03-Jun-12 23:31:16
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Hard to say without more detail, but I'm sure most laser printers work with Linux and MAC os so DOS wouldn't be a problem. PCL is just a matter of outputting the correct control codes.


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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sun 03-Jun-12 23:56:24
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In reply to a post by john2007:
I doubt there has ever been such a printer. Haven't lasers always been Postscript or equivalent?

It sounds like you want an electric typewriter with a parallel or serial interface


The original HP LaserJet printer had a option for PostScript - and it was expensive. There was an LJ4 and LJ4P, and an LJ5 and LJ5P.


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