Laser printer for 16/32 Atari

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Laser printer for 16/32 Atari

Postby JoeAtari » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:46 am

The HP Laserjet Series II printer that I have been using for years and years finally died on me (paper jams, no one to service). I would like to buy a newer model black and white laser printer that will be compatible with AtariWorks, Cubase and Notator (primarily). It seems that newer HP PCL printers would be backward compatible with the PCL drivers? I’m wondering how new I can go and still have this work. I think I tried an HP Laserjet 6L years back just as a test and it did work. Any recommendations? The Laserjet 1320 is USB/Parallel and very inexpensive refurbished, but I have no idea if it would work. A small size would be a bonus.

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Re: Laser printer for 16/32 Atari

Postby simonsunnyboy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:59 am

The HP LaserJet 1200 works on my Falcon with NVDI and Atari Works. I am not sure about newer models but as long as there is the Centronics interface and the printer is PCL compatible, it should work. The Centronics is probably the greater problem. I doubt that Centronics->USB will work with Ataris.
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Re: Laser printer for 16/32 Atari

Postby ctirad » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:23 am

HP LJ1200 works with F030, but for some reason not with ST/E. I'm afraid the LJ1320 will have the same symptoms. I'd look for an old good proven LJ HP6xx or LJ HP5x model.

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Re: Laser printer for 16/32 Atari

Postby JoeAtari » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:34 pm

I found a refurbished HPlj 5N on eBay. Thanks for the advice! I’ll post the results when it arrives.
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Re: Laser printer for 16/32 Atari

Postby JoeAtari » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:46 pm

One more question: Since I will have a jetdirect card, will Mint direct the output of NVDI to an IP printer instead of the parallel port? As far as I can see so far I would need a windows network using Samba (I don't have a Windows Machine), or output from NVDI from a file and then print the file from bash. I'm no Linux/Unix expert, so I don't think I want to go through all of that. I'm just curious. I have no room in my little office/studio to put the printer next to the computer without putting it on the floor under a bunch of other gear, which I would like to avoid.

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