[vcf-midatlantic] NeXT printer emulator/bridge

systems_glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 17:39:40 EDT 2018

Agree that it's far simpler to just get a network connected laser printer
that understands standard protocols. I'm still using a LaserJet 4 as my
main printer. It's been "replaced" three times, all of its replacements
died! I finally had Ian do maintenance on it and just accepted that it's
destined to be my main printer forever :P


On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 10:25 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> 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
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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