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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: stilesja on Feb 16, '04 01:56:21PM

This is great! Exactly what I was looking for! Just a side note, I am using an HP psc 1350v all in one printer and although the Apple Color Laser writer driver worked, it was using my color cartridge to make black text, which is less than optimal.

I ventured a guess that there might be an HP post script driver that would work better. Sure enough the "HP Color LaserJet 8550-PS" Driver did the trick. Great quality output. So its worth noting that maybe finding a Post Script driver specific to your printer vendor might help.

Thanks for this great hint which is going to save me a lot of plugging and un-plugging my Thinkpad I use for work.



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: jamiekehoe on Feb 16, '04 07:31:45PM

I can't seem to get Windows XP to select any other driver than the Canon i550 driver it keeps installing, it comes up with an error specifying that it cannot install the Apple LaserWriter or the HP Laser drivers. Any ideas?



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10.3: Print from Windows XP to a shared Mac printer
Authored by: deef on Mar 18, '05 01:45:13AM

Hmm...I think your printer is still using three colors to print black -- are you sure you didn't change cartridges? From an unintended experiment with a dead magenta cartridge that made all my output from CUPS & shared printing green, I discovered that CUPS-based printing (shared printers, Unix lp command, NeoOffice...) uses three colors to make black, not the black cartridge. Changing the postscript driver on my Windows machine had no effect on the output of shared jobs (which went through CUPS on the Mac).



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