powerbook, driver for dell printer. can i use it?

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    lucface

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    http://photobucket.com/albums/a149/lucfacece/?sc=1&multi=2

    thats a link to some pics of my sich.

    i want to hook up to my roommates printer wich is pluged into my airport xpress. my mac can see it,, but it doesnt seem to have a driver. and im having trouble finding one. the printer is a dell. model: dell 720.
     
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    mklos

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    That looks very similar to a Lexmark Printer. I would look on the lexmark site and find a printer that looks very similar and try using that driver.
     
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    It is a private-labeled Lexmart printer. ;)
     
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    lucface

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    hey thanx for the response, but whats that mean? private-labeled.
     
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    lucface

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    ohhhh, i get it, i think. you mean its exactly the same as a particular lexmart printer, but dell put there name on it? so if i get lexmarts driver for thier original printer it should work for the dell.

    oops, i mean lexmark
     
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    mklos

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    Yes, that is what we mean. If its a post script printer, then you can try a generic post script driver as well.
     
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    lucface

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    does anyone know a good site to download drivers from? one were i wont get the sighn up, be a member, check out these ads, and swamp my email thing.
     
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    How about www.lexmark.com ?


    Its all free! No sign up's needed! The site is slow as hell though....
     
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    lucface

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    you know, ... i tried downloading the z600 series web installer. and i dont know what it is really. but i also tried the one above it. http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-pe...9:0:0&searchLang=en&os_group=Mac OS X&target=
    the installers would both crash rite at the end of the instalation. but i would have a folder produced for one of them and be able to get in there and run this:
    http://photobucket.com/albums/a149/lucfacece/driver stuff/?sc=1
    but if you look. it requires an ip adress for the printer and i dont know how to find that out.
     

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