Print from Classic and OS X with an HP Laserjet 1012
Sep 07, '04 08:52:00AM • Contributed by: Wayne_S
After my trusty Personal LaserWriter 300 finally died, I bought an HP LaserJet 1012, in no small part because of the heavily-advertised Apple compatibility. Let's just say I found HP's Apple support leaving me with something to be desired (*cough* like support *cough*). I finally got the printer to work under OS X, but could never get it to work with applications running in the Classic environment. As a workaround, I would save documents as Postscript files and then use Preview to convert to PDF before printing. A relatively simple workaround, but not an optimal solution.
After searching everywhere (including HP's website) for a solution, I decided to check MacUpdate for updated printer drivers. I didn't find one for the LaserJet 1012, but I did find this one for the color LaserJet (version 1.52). I decided to try it despite poor reviews on MacUpdate.
The installer said it was installing files for both Classic and OS X. After I selected the printer from the Chooser under Classic, and set it up from the Print & Fax preference pane in Panther (10.3.5), I was able to print directly from Classic apps and OS X.