Looking for an Windows 7 Driver for an  Infoprint 1222

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I am looking for a Windows 7 driver for an IBM Infoprint 1222.  I tried DriverEasy and DriverUpdate and what I was provided did not work.  Any ideas?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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It does not appear to be a common printer. I saw this Dell page amongst others (including the ones you say did not work).

http://dell10.com/drivers-for-windows10/ibm-printers-win10_687_10_Infoprint-1222.html

See if one of the selections might help you. The download button was near the bottom of the page.

I cannot vouch for any of this.
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What drivers that are still available are on Ricoh's legacy site (Ricoh managed Infoprint on behalf of IBM)
https://www.infoprintsolutionscompany.com/internet/ipww.nsf/vwWebPublished/supwg_infoprint-1222_en#h3/
But there are no more recent drivers from the supplier that the 2010 XP selection.

It's worth trying their generic universal PCL (or PS) drivers for Windows 7 though.
http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/rc2/model/p_i/p_ien.htm#Microsoft%20Windows%207
You won't get all the features supported but this may be the difference between having a partly functional printer and a useless box of electrics.
I have found some sites that claim to have Win7 drivers. For example:

http://www.driverscape.com/download/ibm-infoprint-1222
http://www.driverfiles.net/Printers/IBM/Infoprint-1222/download/page,sh,26526,70,12,.html

I'm not happy with the descriptions given though. Give them a try and see what they do. Other sites have drivers for older versions of Windows.

If that does not work, the Infoprint 1222 supports PCL6 and PostScript 3. Hence you should be able to use drivers for many other printers (HP, Dell, etc). However, you need to pick one that matches your printer's capabilities (number of trays, duplexing, etc) as closely as possible. One I would suggest is the Xerox Global Print Driver. It is supposed to query the printer about its capabilities. The PostScript version is probably the best for that. Get it here:

http://www.support.xerox.com/support/global-printer-driver/downloads/enus.html?operatingSystem=win7&fileLanguage=en

If you have Win7 64 bit, use this link:

http://www.support.xerox.com/support/global-printer-driver/downloads/enus.html?operatingSystem=win7x64&fileLanguage=en
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Thanks for the information.  It was very helpful and my problem is resolved.

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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for NWC1109's comment #a41347386

for the following reason:

I was able to get my Infoprint 1222 operational.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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So we all gave you information that you used - why are you accepting your own post which was not a solution?

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It was an error.  Resulting of being unfamiliar with the application.
being unfamiliar with the application
Do you mean unfamiliar with EE?  In that case it can be corrected, if you tell us how to award the points.

If it's unfamiliarity with your own system, please tell us what the problem was, so others can benefit from your solution.

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