I need a sounding board to help me think through a DOS printing problem
Posted on 2015-01-13
I have a customer that has just gotten a new Sharp copier. Before it arrived we were told it would print to DOS. The copier was installed in Windows7-XPMode, shared, and a batch file with a net use statement was run to create an LPT port. I have been using this formula to print to copiers and laser printers for years. This copier will print from a cmd prompt to the copier so in my mind it will print to DOS. Examples DIR > lpt2 will print to the copier without a form feed, it also works using the PRINT command to send a text file to the copier without a form feed command. Where it doesn't work is within Q&A which has its own printer drivers. I have used a HP LaserJet 4 driver in Q&A for years to print to a wide variety of machines. Am I correct that the copier is indeed DOS compatible because of what it will print and just not Q&A compatible because of what it won't print?