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OKI MicroLine Printing problems

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We're struggling to persuade Windows 7 to print to an OKI Microline 320 Elite printer connected to the network by an HP JetDirect. We've tried a whole raft of drivers:

OKI ML 320 Elite (Microline)
OKI ML 320 Elite (IBM)
OKI ML320 (Epson)
OKI Microline 320 Turbo
OKI Generic Dot-Matrix 9Pin Printer
Generic IBM Graphics 9pin
Epson FX Series 1 (80)
Epson LX/FX Series 2 (80)

We have a number of OKIs of varying age and I know some models vary in emulation hence the variety above.  Typically the best we're seeing is each individual 9-pin line appearing upside down and back to front.

Has anyone had any experience with printing to these things from Windows client OSs to know what might work?  I know we've been struggling with XP too.

The printer is in itself working, as an old system that runs atop Linux is fine printing labels to it.

Thanks.
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Question by:cantoris
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by:insidetech
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I recently retired several of these workhorses.
Never had any issues.
It is possible that your problem lies with the HP Jet Direct.
Start with this.
Temporarily move the printer to the workstation that needs to print to it and connect directly via the USB/Centronics port.
See if the OS will autodetect the printer and prints correctly.
Go from there....
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by:nobus
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how is it connected?
it should work on a parallel port with the generic IBM driver
avoid using an usb dongle -  better use a PCI to parallel port adapter card
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Port-Parallel-Adapter-PCI1PECP/dp/B00006B8BS

here a PCIe one :  http://www.softio.com/LF769kb.htm
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Finally got to the bottom of this.  Having given the serial number to OKI, they suggested using a MicroLine 520 Elite driver and this worked!

The device does say "MicroLine 320 Eite" across the front of it!!
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Thanks for looking.
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