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Sharing HP 670C between NT and MACs

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We have MACs and an NT server doing file sharing, and we would like them to share an HP670C attached to the NT server. I seem to need some NT postscript driver for the printer so it can be accessed by the MACs, but I have searched high and low for such a driver ot no avail. Help!
(The MACs use AppleTalk/AppleShare, and the NT server uses the "Mac Services for NT" that comes with NT. They are all physically connected by ethernet. Also, the MACs have not defined any "zone" for their AppleTalk. I do not know if that is relevant or not.)
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Sorry to say, but it is not going to be possible.  The HP DeskJet 670c does not support postscript. HP's line of inkjet printers for the Mac are called "DeskWriter", and all other printers that support the Mac will have the letter M in their model#.  ie: HP LaserJet 6P, Pse, and Pxi are all for the pc environment (FYI: the P stands for Personal, not PC).  The HP LaserJet 6MP is for both PC & Mac (the letter M being Mac).

The only Color Inkjet printers HP currently offers that will work on the Mac is the DeskJet 1600c.  -- It is not called a DeskWriter because it supports Postscript (which Mac's need) and is designed for use as a network inkjet printer.
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OOPS,

The HP DeskJet 1600C is for PC's, and the HP DeskJet 1600CM is for both PC & Macintosh. (i left the little M off the model number).

However, you can purchase a Postscript SIMM that you can plug into the 1600c, or any of their laser printers to give it Postscript (and therefore Macintosh) support.  Unfortunately the lower-end InkJet printers will not accept this SIMM.

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