Win NT printer driver problem

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Mark A, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Mark A

    Mark A Guest

    Long shot I know, but does anyone know if WinNT would be happy running
    a Win2000 Epson printer driver?

    The reason I ask is that Epson have stopped doing NT drivers for their
    latest printers so I was wondering if a 2000 driver would be close
    enough to work ok? And yes I know the real answer is to dump NT for 2000
    or XP, but that's not an option.


    Mark A, Sep 1, 2004
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  2. I don't know the answer to the question as asked, but it very often
    possible to find a "least-common-denominator" driver for a printer. For
    example, for virtually any monochrome laser printer using the Hewlett-
    Packard PCL language (and that is an awful lot of printers), the
    Laserjet III driver will handle most printing things (except tray
    selection). You won't have fancy options supported by later printers.

    Michael Salem, Sep 1, 2004
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  3. Mark A

    Mark A Guest

    True, but not much point in a state-of-the-art R800 photo printer if all
    I can do is generic asci printing. But cheers anyway.


    Mark A, Sep 1, 2004
  4. Who said anything about generic ASCII printing? I don't know the answer
    for sure, but there are plenty of high-quality Epson photo printers with
    NT drivers, and one might be compatible with the R800.

    But you might have more trouble with connectivity: the R800 only
    supports firewire and USB 2 as far as I know. That might be the reason
    for the lack of NT drivers?

    Best wishes,
    Michael Salem, Sep 2, 2004
  5. Mark A

    Mark A Guest

    True, but I tracked down a Firewire card with built in NT drivers, but
    there's no point if I can't get a printer driver to work.


    Mark A, Sep 2, 2004
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