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Capture printer output from a non networked windows 98 PC onto a networked

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There are lots of software print capture programs. We have a medical unit that prints to a HP Printer but the manufacturer wont allow us to connect it to the network (indeed they have locked down the operating system to prevent us from doing that). We can print via the USB cable to a HP printer. Currently we print the records and then scan them back in onto our networked clinical records system.

We would like to know if anyone  knows of any hardware to capture the output of this printer and save it onto the network as a .jpg or .pdf file so we can grab them and attach the to our clinical system. Having the capture hardware on our network is not a problem.
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Can you define another printer, or use the 'Print to file' option?

You could use Ghostscript to create a Postscript file on some USB device. See http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~henrik/GSPSprinter/GSPSprinter.html
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Cant modify the operating system on the PC like I said.

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So, what will happen when your printer will fail?
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Thanks guys must be more difficult than I imagined
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