[vcf-midatlantic] NeXT printer emulator/bridge

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 13:33:40 EDT 2018

I have two next laser printers..I thought they were just ho laser jet II's
with an adapter

On Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 1:30 AM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On 06/16/2018 04:24 PM, Thomas Fuchs via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > Hi everybody!
> >
> > I’ve a NeXTstation computer that is hooked up to my local home network. I
> > wonder if there’s a piece of software (for Mac ideally) that can act as a
> > printing server for it bridging to printers connected to the Mac
> (directly
> > or LAN).
> >
> > (Essentially emulate a NeXT printer so the NeXT machine can print on a
> > modern printer.)
>   It should be able to talk to any civilized printer, i.e. any networked
> Postscript printer that speaks the standard LPR/LPD protocol.  Just set
> it up as a network printer.  No Mac required.
>   Unless you mean something to connect to the NeXT's printer port.
> That's a virtual impossibility; that's a direct video and timing output
> interface that drives a fairly dumb controller within the NeXT laser
> printer.  The Postscript interpretation, rasterization, etc are all done
> by the display subsystem in the computer, not the printer.
>              -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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