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Print to a non-networked PostScript printer System
I have an old 9500 connected to an even older Laserwriter II NTX. When I tried to use LaserWriter Bridge in order to print from MacOS X from a G4, the printer would produce a PostScript error and that was that. Through trial and error I found that you can:

1) Print your job to a postscript file (I use the AdobePS driver from Classic).
2) Send it over to the 9500, through EtherTalk.
3) Just drop the file on the printer once it is on the 9500.

Bingo it works! Now I can print from my G4 to my old printer, with no special software at all!
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Same from native OS X apps
Authored by: aiBoek on Jan 24, '02 09:44:15AM

I suppose you could print this way from a native OS X app as well: select File-> Print, Output Options: Save as File, Format: PostScript, and then the same steps 2 and 3.



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Postscript Level 1
Authored by: Anechoic on Jan 24, '02 02:59:38PM

I believe the problem is that Mac OS X only prints using Postscript Level 2 and the LaserWriter II NTX is a Postscript Level 1 printer. I ran into PS errors with my NTX, but found I could print through Classic using the LW8 driver.

I bought a LaserWriter IIg board from Ebay for $50, and my printer works fine through OS X.



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Postscript Level 1
Authored by: HooshNu on Feb 02, '02 10:16:01PM

I've got an old Personal LaserWriter NT connected to a 7500 that is running the LocalTalk Bridge (basically the same setup). Printing from my iMac or B&W in Classic works fine, but in order to print from X I save the file as a PDF. Same steps as above, 'cept you need to use the Acrobat Reader to print the PDF. I'd wondered if upgrading the printer to an NTR (PostScript II) would help. Based on what you've said here...I'm off to ebay for an NTR board!.



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