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connecting PC printer to Mac network?

Posted on 1999-06-29
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
here`s the deal ....i have never touched a mac system before in my life , i am a Pc man. the situation i have is that a client of mine is runnig a mac network , i want to sell him a Printer which has all the drivers for PC s/ware (i.e. win nt ,win 95)
can any of you guys or girls tell me how i can do this ?
i was thinking that if i connect a PC to the mac network and run win nt on it and appletalk and connect the printer to this PC then the Mac could print to it , but what do i do for a driver for the mac`s???
any help would be great (keep in mind i know "0" about Mac`s!!)
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Yes NT is able to simulate almost every pc printer for the mac. On the mac side the laserwriter (standard) driver will be used since NT simulates a postscript printer even it isn^t one. There are some problems if you want to print out color from the MAC side. It depends on which printer you have.
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If you want to connect the printer directly to the MAC use powerprint.

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what is powerprint????
remember i`m not a Mac man !!!!
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cheers rbr just helped me sell a a £14,000 printer/copier.
i owe you a drink!!

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