Windows printer on a Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by XnavxeMiyyep, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Washington
    #1
    Is there any way (freeware, shareware, etc.) to get a Windows printer to work on a Mac without the use of Virtual PC?
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2002
    Location:
    iowa
    #2
    if we knew what kind of printer it was, it would help...

    there aren't that many printers that won't work on a mac...

    pnw
     
  3. al256 macrumors 6502a

    al256

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2001
    #3
  4. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Washington
    #4
    It's a Hewlett Packard OfficeJet G55, but it doesn't seem to be in the list of compatible printers.
     
  5. hvfsl macrumors 68000

    hvfsl

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2001
    Location:
    London, UK
    #5
    If you have Mac OS X 10.2, then you can use GimpPrint which can be downloaded from Apples website in the Mac OS X downloads section. It is free and includes drivers for just about every printer ever made. It allows you to print to windows printers over a network or PC printers connected directly to your Mac.
     
  6. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Washington
    #6
    Thanks for the info. I won't be able to test it for awhile, and we might be able to exchange it for a Mac equivelent.
     
  7. jtown macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2003
    #7
    Or you could go the easy route and just download the drivers from HP. No point in making things harder than necessary. ;)
     
  8. al256 macrumors 6502a

    al256

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2001
    #8
  9. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Washington
    #9

Share This Page