Question about AMT Printers & Copiers
My computer is a mercer p4 with windows xp lcant print with my amt-5500 plotter/printer. lam not sure if l have the right drivers. where can l down load the right kind of drivers
Try a Silex SX-2000 print server - these are different from your average because although they can operate as a normal print server (which the Kodak printer driver will not support - its problem is it looks for a directly connected printer) its primary function is as a networked USB sharing device (one at a time of course !)
Printing works great using the "Printing Auto Connect", because each PC/Mac will connect, print, then disconnect automatically (freeing the printer for other users/virtual sessions).
The only drawback I've found (when tested with Vista) is the scanning is hit and miss. "Scan to" works some of the time, Windows "WIA" scanning works most of the time, Kodaks own software doesn't work at all (probably because its cheating and looking directly for the attached USB device).
This is certainly a print solution though and unlike some print servers, it can support more than one device if you have it, using a USB hub (I use mine to TCP/IP print to a Dymo label printer as well)
I tried the Belkin AIO print server first (available in Europe certainly) an OEM version of the Edimax unit but I'd steer clear of this - hardware is nice (smaller than the Silex) but the software is awful, causing many crashes and blue-screens in Windows.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
I found a way to copy the driver settings but it did not fix the problem. I copied the driver settings using the following method;
Press the start menu button and click on run, Then type in the following (Caps Locks actually matter in these commands... surprisingly.):
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /Ss /n "printer" /a "file.dat"
where "printer" is the name of the printer in the control panel and "file.dat" is the name of the file you want to store the settings in. for example:
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /Ss /n "HP LaserJet 5000n" /a "C:\printer_settings\HP_LaserJet.dat"
Then copy the file from the location you stored it in (in this example it would be the HP_LaserJet.dat in the folder "C:\printer_settings\") to the other computer you want to use it on.
Place the .dat file in a folder on the C: drive of the new computer (for example "C:\printer_settings\".
You need to install the same driver for the printer that is installed on the old PC onto the new PC. Also, remember to give the printer the same name.
Then go to the start menu and then open run again. Then enter the following command:
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUI /Sr /n "printer" /a "file.dat"
Once again "printer" is the printer name in the control panel that you want to copy the settings from and "file.dat" is the file that we are going to copy the settings from this time. So, if you copied the file "HP_LaserJet.dat" from the original computer in our example to the directory "C:\printer_settings\" on the new computer, then the command would look like this:
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUI /Sr /n "HP LaserJet 5000n" /a "C:\printer_settings\HP_LaserJet.dat"
It should now copy the settings from the file to the printer driver.
The actual cause of the problem was the printer port. I uninstalled the driver and then removed the port that it was connecting to. Then I recreated the port and installed the printer with the previous driver that was still on the machine.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
Has this USB to Centronics cable worked in the past, but has now stopped?
The reason I ask is that there are two kinds of parallel ports, and so two kinds of USB-to-Centronics adapators. One is unidirectional, and one is bidirectional. If your plotter requires bidirectional, then it won't work properly with unidirectional.
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
Step 1. Install a roll of paper on the spool, and install the spool on the printer. The fixed end of the spool should be on your right side as you face the printer. The paper should come off the top of the roll.
step 2. open the window and support it with the built in support. Lift the blue handle, located just to the right and above the spool adjacent to the black roller.
Step 3 Pull out about a yard of paper and feed it in front of the black roller and in back into the printer. You really don't need to be precise, the path will accept the paper. Keep pushing the paper until it comes up the the top, then pull the paper from the top.
Step 4 If the edge of the paper is cut square just line it up with the front edge of the printer and on the right there is a blue edge guide mark. If the paper has not been cut square then pull it out far enough that it reaches the spool and line the left and right edges up with the roll and also the blue line.
step 5 Lower the window and the handle. The printer will attempt to install the paper. Respond to the questions that appear on the screen and you should be good to go.
I can walk you through it by phone if you need more help.
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
SOURCE: Want Windows 7 compatible driver
You can download the Epson printer drivers from theirsupport WEB site. Please click on this link and select your model printer todownload :- http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/index.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes
Posted on Mar 04, 2011
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