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HOW I CAN DOWNLOAD ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRIVER FOR ALPS MD-5500 OR FROM THRU WHAT SITE I CAN ORDER IT ??

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Simple answer - you can not.
If you want the English driver for this machine, you have to purchase a printer from Alps Supplies. You will then be provided with an English driver.
If you did not buy the machine from Alps Supplies, you have no chance of getting the English driver.

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