Will an HP Laserjet 1020 Printer Work with an Apple MacBook Pro?

Posted on 2009-02-21
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My friend recently bough a MacBook Pro. She would like to be able to print to her old HP Laserjet 1020 printer via the USB connection. I tried to help her set it up but there is no built-in driver in OS X for this particular Laserjet model. I also went to HP's website and the only drivers available for download were for Windows platforms. So it seems clear that the 1020 is not officially supported for use on a Mac.

Does anyone know of a work-around to get this to work before I recommend that my friend go out and buy an Apple-specific printer?

Would buying Parallels and installing Windows XP on this laptop allow her to print (at least from Windows apps)?

Question by:anuneznyc
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I don't think there is a direct driver for this.

But give this a shot:  


It's a link for the 1022 printer, but when you download it it says 1020 series... however, it also seems that they haven't made any changes to it since OS X 10.4... still might be worth a shot.
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