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I'm in a bit of a situation where I have an older printer that's quite good (it was very high end originally) and I also have a stockpile of toner for it. Obviously I'd like to keep using this. In the situation I'm in, some of the people on the network are using Macs with the latest version of OS X. The printer drivers don't work on the newest version of OS X, but the Windows drivers still work on Windows 8.

What I've got at the moment is the printer plugged into a Windows 8 computer with the ability to print things. What I'm looking for is any solution that allows a Mac to "print" to a program on the Windows 8 computer with a bunch of settings, and then that program re-prints it to the intended printer, copying the settings over. Almost like how we can print to PDF, however I want it to seem like any other printer on the network (copying PDFs over the network isn't practical in this situation.)

I'm wondering if there's anyway of easily doing this. At the moment I have a thing that monitors a directory for PDFs and prints them, but there's no easy way to send settings (e.g. number of copies) to the printer. I'm happy to pay for a commercial solution, especially if it makes it easier to set up.


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What printer? Mfg and model would be helpful. There are frequently other drivers from "lesser" or older models that will work with a high end printer. – Chris_K Sep 4 '13 at 1:14
Have you looked into any "Universal" print drivers? HP makes them along with Xerox and a bunch of other brands. – Josh Sep 4 '13 at 3:38
I don't have access to it at the moment but I know it's an older Lexmark. I'll post more details when I can check the model number. – joshhendo Sep 4 '13 at 10:10
I've found this: and which look like they could be what I'm after! – joshhendo Sep 4 '13 at 10:13

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