Help! Need OS9 driver for Epson R220 printer

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 8thMan, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. 8thMan macrumors regular

    8thMan

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    #1
    My wife runs an ancient OS9 program in her business that is not available in OSX. She's been printing off our venerable Epson 740i but it has finally given up the ghost. I'd like to use our Epson R220 but the Epson website does not offer an OS9 driver for it. What can I do? I guess I could dig up an old OS9-compatible printer but I feel ridiculous buying used and duplicate equipment when I already have a perfectly good printer. Curse obsolescence!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    Doesn't Classic redirect print jobs to your MacOS X printer? If you have an older version of MacOS X, then you can use a virtual printer in Classic to print to a PostScript file, and then use Preview to open and print the PostScript file.
     
  3. 8thMan thread starter macrumors regular

    8thMan

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    #3
    Should 10.3.9 redirect automatically?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #4
    I know that MacOS X 10.4 does. I don't believe that 10.3 does, but it is easy to check. Just do a Page Setup.... Your printer should be available. If not, then use the Classic Apple Printer Utility to setup a PostScript virtual printer. After that, follow the workaround in my earlier post.
     

Share This Page