[vcf-midatlantic] NeXT printer emulator/bridge

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Jun 18 22:25:03 EDT 2018

On 06/18/2018 08:00 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> But what I see in that manual, and in some associated documents on site,
> are consistent to me with the notion that the Next "print engine" is
> like the HP LaserJet II/III "print engine" which is better-known to be a
> Canon SX OEM product or design. That's all I know. If someone affirms
> the Canon/NeXT association further than my evidence, I'd not mind knowing.

  The NeXT printer is built around a Canon SX, modified in some way for
400DPI output.

> As to the question of some thing, that could operate some laser printer
> with the signals from the NeXT computer "laser printer" port? I don't
> know about that. I'm damn skeptical but I can't prove a negative, and if
> someone makes such a widget, it's a great hack from my view. Good luck.

  Agreed.  And kinda pointless, because they can print to LPR/LPD
printers just fine.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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