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Proprinter to PCL?

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I have an old piece of proprietary software (DOS) which is coded to print to an IBM Proprinter. Said printer is dead, so assuming the DOS program runs through Windows 95, is there a way to convert the printout through a RIP to output to an HP Laserjet 4, or a Deskjet?
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The news is not good: The proprinter range have their own page description language - proprinter data stream. This is not supported by the hp range of printers. There are protocol converters out though from companies like Emtex which will convert the proprinter data stream to pcl so that you can use a standard hp machine.This is not a cheap option.
http://www.emtex.com/product.html
Furthermore the printer is no longer supported by IBM! but to Lexmark. Lexmark do sell printers which support this datastream eg:http://www.lexmark.com/printers/2300.html
Best of luck
Your answer is probably to get a Lexmark rather than an HP.
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I've got it sorted, thanks for your input.
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