OS2 World.Com Forum

Subject  :  Laser printer success
Author  :  hausmaus
Date  :  19 Jan, 2007 on 02:04
Today, I was at a local thrift store when I found a Brother HL-1440 laser printer in good condition. I checked it out-it has both parallel and USB connections and seemed to be in good condition. I saw the price was $4 and bought it. I got it home and discovered it printed perfectly. I then hooked it up to my personal machine (IBM Netvista 1.6ghz running Warp 4.52). I hunted around for a driver and found one here at:

http://service.software.ibm.com/os2dd/free/printerpak/en/laserjeten.exe

I installed the driver pack and rebooted. Lo and behold, I found my printer in there. I fired up Lotus Word Pro and printed my resume. Absolutely wonderful. I also created some needed business cards with WP-again, no problems.

If you find one of these printers, grab it. It's a monochrome laser printer and does wonders for your day-to-day text printing. I'm about to print out several program manuals for my BBS and am really impressed with its quality. It prints at 15PPM, so pretty quick.

I'd thought I'd never have this good success getting a laser printer to work with OS/2.


Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  19 Jan, 2007 on 19:49
I will see what other printers it can work with (hopefully one that might work with HP CLJ 1600? - one can hope).

---
BigWarpGuy
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
OS/2-eCS.org
Director of Communications
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
supporting the past OS/2 user and the future eCS user
http://www.os2ecs.org

Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  20 Jan, 2007 on 01:41
Of the printer drives listed in it, which one could possibly work with my HP color laserjet 1600?

---
BigWarpGuy
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
OS/2-eCS.org
Director of Communications
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
supporting the past OS/2 user and the future eCS user
http://www.os2ecs.org

Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  20 Jan, 2007 on 09:00
THe HP Color printer that you're talking about Thomas, is that a PS printer? If so you should be able to print using a close enought postscript printer.

Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  20 Jan, 2007 on 23:15
I am checking to see if it is a post script printer.

I have tried different printer drivers that I think might work with it. Nothing works, yet. I will keep trying. Are there any suggestions on what driver might work with it?

---
BigWarpGuy
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
OS/2-eCS.org
Director of Communications
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
supporting the past OS/2 user and the future eCS user
http://www.os2ecs.org


Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  rudi
Date  :  20 Jan, 2007 on 23:26

BigWarpGuy (20 Jan, 2007 01:41):
Of the printer drives listed in it, which one could possibly work with my HP color laserjet 1600?

None, because the 1600 is a GDI printer. IOW, it's windows-only.


Subject  :  win32prn?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  20 Jan, 2007 on 23:36
I was hoping that the win32prn project would be an answer but it seems to have been dropped. I was told that it would be uploaded to Netlabs. I was referred to eCups. I will look into to it but it might be awhile before I learn enough of it to use it.

---
BigWarpGuy
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
OS/2-eCS.org
Director of Communications
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
supporting the past OS/2 user and the future eCS user
http://www.os2ecs.org

Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  20 Jan, 2007 on 23:45
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=1072002&prodSeriesId=1140734&admit=-682735245+1169332645494+28353475&prodTypeId=18972
A discussion of someone looking for an OS/2 driver for their printer. They mention eCS.
" Many thanks Jimmy but I too found that page but there is no OS/2 system offered. Can you see one?

Yes I still use OS/2 and it has had a slight extension of life in the form of eCS.

Since I am not a gamer and have only standard applications I enjoy the stable reliable and generally virus-free environment which OS/2 provides.

Pity about the printer. Where can I find the .PDD file so I can role my own driver?

Regards,
Budgie2
"
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=bpl12289&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=1140734
"HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 2550 Series Printers - Software Install for IBM OS/2 Warp 3.0 and Later"

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=bpl07738&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=1140734
"HP Color LaserJet 8550 Printers - Installing the Printer Software on an IBM OS/2 Environment"

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/site/search/r4_0/jsp/search.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=1140734&tx=color laserjet os/2
There pages with instructions on how to install the OS/2 drivers with certain color laserjet printers. I used 'color laserjet os/2' as search criteria at http://www.hp.com . I bought the printer on price without checking if it works with OS/2 (actually I did but misread the list ).

At least I have a Win notebook computer so it is not a total waste.

---
BigWarpGuy
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
OS/2-eCS.org
Director of Communications
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
supporting the past OS/2 user and the future eCS user
http://www.os2ecs.org


Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  rudi
Date  :  21 Jan, 2007 on 16:49
It looks like this printer is kinda supported (even though with some quirks) by CUPS. So given that eCUPS will ever reach a state of usability, there is a slight chance...

Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  Pete losepete@ntlworld.com
Date  :  21 Jan, 2007 on 17:30
Hi

I have not downloaded the files available from the below links but there is a good chance that somewhere amongst them is a ppd file which you could use to add support for the hl 1440 to the pscript.drv

There is a CUPS driver for mac osx on this page http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/eu/gb/en/dlf/download_index.html?reg=eu&c=gb&lang=en&prod=hl1440_all&type2=-1&os=all&flang=all&dlid=

The linux page may be of more help http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/printer/linux/cups_drivers.html

Looking at the brother pages above I get the impression that you may already have a suitable ppd file on the install cdrom that is supplied with the printer. Suggest you check 1st.

Regards

Pete


Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  hausmaus
Date  :  22 Jan, 2007 on 04:16
<quote>
I have not downloaded the files available from the below links but there is a good chance that somewhere amongst them is a ppd file which you could use to add support for the hl 1440 to the pscript.drv
</quote>

I think you have your wires crossed...the HL-1440 is working perfectly with the printer pack I downloaded. It's BWG that is having problems with his Epson. I'm happy to report that my Brother laser printer is working flawlessly. The Brother has native support in OS/2.

--Sean


Subject  :  Re:Laser printer success
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  22 Jan, 2007 on 14:58

hausmaus (22 Jan, 2007 04:16):
<quote>
I have not downloaded the files available from the below links but there is a good chance that somewhere amongst them is a ppd file which you could use to add support for the hl 1440 to the pscript.drv
</quote>

I think you have your wires crossed...the HL-1440 is working perfectly with the printer pack I downloaded. It's BWG that is having problems with his Epson. I'm happy to report that my Brother laser printer is working flawlessly. The Brother has native support in OS/2.

--Sean



I had an Epson - once - but could not get it to work. I do not remember the model number; it was a Win printer.

I am having trouble with my HP color laserjet 1600.

I am checking to see if there are any other color laser printers that work with OS/2-eCS.

---
BigWarpGuy
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
OS/2-eCS.org
Director of Communications
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
supporting the past OS/2 user and the future eCS user
http://www.os2ecs.org


Powered by UltraBoard 2000 <www.ub2k.com>