printer recommendations?

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Tue Dec 21 05:35:52 UTC 2010

On Mon 20 Dec 2010 at 19:53:32 PST Reed Loefgren wrote:
>On 12/20/10 18:05, Polytropon wrote:
>>On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:25:03 -0800, David Brodbeck<gull at>  wrote:
>>>On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:42 AM, Charlie Kester<corky1951 at>  wrote:
>>>>As a last gasp effort, I gave my LJ4+ a thorough cleaning and replaced
>>>>the rollers for the output feed in the back.  And hey, it seems to be
>>>>working now!  The way it had been sounding, I was sure I'd broken
>>>>something the last time I replaced the toner cartridge after clearing a
>>>>paper jam.  But maybe I just didn't have the cartridge properly
>>>>So now I'm looking into ways to adapt it to use a network connection.
>>>If you shop around you should be able to find an old JetDirect MIO
>>>card that will slot into the back of it.  That's the best solution.
>>Agreed. There's an alternative solution that should be
>>mentioned: In the past, there have been adaptors from
>>parallel (Centronics) to RJ45 UTP network that could be
>>put directly onto the back of the printer. Other more
>>elegant solutions were small print servers, connected
>>and configured via network, allowing one or two parallel
>>printers to be attached. I'm not sure if such devices
>>are still sold, but you should be able to get a used
>>one for less than nothing. :-)
>Just lurking. Twice now I've purchased jetdirect cards, new in the 
>box, on ebay for less than US$15.00 each. They work flawlessly. 4 
>Pluses are nice, much faster than my straight 4s. Built like a 
>Checker Cab, almost as heavy...

LOL.  Nice image.  I was thinking it reminded me of my first car,
an old 1955 Chevy.

Thanks for suggesting the jetdirect cards, guys.  I vaguely remembered
seeing something like that, but I assumed that if any still existed in
operating condition, they were inside a printer and not available for
seperate purchase.

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