Re: [wpmac] Compatible Printers?
- A lot of HP LaserJets support OS X, you might take a look at those to
see if there is one within your price range that will meet your needs,
especially if you boot into OS9.
If you are in classic mode, you can also just use LaserWriter 8 as a
virtual printer to save documents as a postscript file and drop that
postscript file right onto any OS X printer icon. (It's what I did with
my OS 7 machine before I got my laserwriter.)
On May 2, 2006, at 4:56 PM, fleance159 wrote:
> Dear All:
> My HP Deskjet 930c has shuffled off its mortal coil. It had been
> working fine in both OS 9 and OS X applications, including our
> beloved WP. A lot of the printers I see online list OS X
> drivers/software, but no OS 9. What do I do? Does an OS X
> driver work retro w/ something like WP?
> Many thanks in advance,
- On May 3, 2006, at 8:12 AM, Cory Wiegersma wrote:
> A lot of HP LaserJets support OS X, you might take a look at those toI have a Brother HL 5150D which has built-in duplexing—a real plus.
> see if there is one within your price range that will meet your needs,
> especially if you boot into OS9.
WP prints beautifully on this printer using the usual command
(command-key + "p"). I'm using OSX 10.4.6. You should have no trouble
finding a deal online for $250-300.
> > Does an OSX driver work retro w/ something like WP?If you're using a version of OSX earlier than Tiger, the print
> Assuming that you are running 10.4.x, printing is seamless. In
> Classic, choose laserwriter 8 (ignore the requests for Appletalk)
> and you print directly from WP via the OS X driver.
driver installer for your new printer may include OS 9
capability, but you may have to control-click on the installer
package to open the contents and manually drag the driver
into your System Folder > Extensions.
There's been a lot of discussion in this list over the past year
on printing. Try a message search on keywords print and
driver. There are also links in the Links section here to Apple
support pages: see "Classic in OSX" and "Printing in Classic
with an OSX printer".