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I have a problem here where I have a printer (actually a disc printer), that does not have windows 7 drivers. We have one computer running windows xp that hosts the printer and then we print from another windows xp computer using the standard windows printer sharing. I am wondering if there is a "print driver" program that can take a print job, print to pdf or some other intermediary format, and send it to a print server. The print server would then print to the printer. This way any computer could print without depending on the print driver for that printer.

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And you cant just access the shared printer from your win7 boxes? Also - many many xp drivers will work just fine on Win7 –  Sam Axe Jan 25 '13 at 19:15
No, this printer is ridiculously finicky. This is what we have to work with and I'm trying to figure out if it's possible (I know it is). –  Arlen Beiler Jan 25 '13 at 19:16
I think what you are talking about is called a RIP server. You might try looking in that direction. –  Sam Axe Jan 25 '13 at 19:17
Also, providing the make and model of your printer would be helpful. –  Sam Axe Jan 25 '13 at 19:17

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