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.