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#1 Mechanicjay OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:43 PM

I'm on a mission.  A mission to use my Panasonic 24 pin printer with Print Shop on my Atari.

 

This means I'm on a mission for a print driver for this.  This printer is Epson LQ compatible and I found reference to a driver here:

http://www.atarimaga...ue78/news-6.php

 

Does anyone have this?

 

I'm happy to pay you with an Atari generated Christmas card!

 

 



#2 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:47 AM

I seem to recall being able to use my Panasonic KX-p2135 with Print Shop, and not needing to load any external driver.  Have you tried just printing to it?



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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:30 AM

It "works", as in I get the document that I just created transferred to the paper, however, the entire document is stretch vertically by 20-25%.  I believe this has something to do with the way the pin matrix differs.



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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:18 PM

Here's everything Print Shop related I have.  Sorry I didn't have time to look through it, I just zipped everything in my collection.

Attached File  PrintShopAll.zip   954.87KB   165 downloads



#5 Mechanicjay OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:13 PM

Holy crap Stephen, that's amazing collection of stuff!!  It doesn't not however, have a driver suitable for my printer.



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Posted Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:39 PM

Bruce from B&C finally got back to me on my inquiry on this.

 

Basically, yes this is the Atari Print Shop driver disk for Epson LQ 24 pin compatible printers.

 

He said it took him some time to find in his warehouse...also he has *ONE*.

 

I've ordered it.  Once I get it, the first two reads of the Disk will be to make an ATR and a copy.   I'll upload and share it once I do!

 

--Jason



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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:27 PM

Any success on this?

I have the same problem with the vertical stretch on a STAR LC24-10 printer...



#8 Mechanicjay OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:51 PM

Any success on this?

I have the same problem with the vertical stretch on a STAR LC24-10 printer...

Aw shoot, I never uploaded it!  

Yes, it works great, though only for "The Print Shop".  Side B, for "The Print Shop Companion" doesn't read at all.

I'll try to make an ATR and post it tonight.



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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:17 PM

Okay here it is.    Also attached are the instructions that came with it.  As far as I can tell this is the only copy of this out there.  And now, the only known copy is no longer only in my house!  A win for preservation!

 

Like I said, Side B for the Print Shop Companion has a read error, like the drive can't even find anything to start reading.  If someone has the tools and the know-how to try and recover Side B, I'm more than willing to ship you the disk.

 

--Jason

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#10 Tigerduck OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:15 AM

Wow, instant service!

 

Downloaded - tested - works :)

 

Many thanks to you!

 

P.S. Maybe I'm able to recover the disk, but I'm from Germany and I guess you live in the US.

So if there is anybody from the US willing to care about the disk B-side, it is the better solution.

I think shipping risks are not that high than sending to overseas.

Anyway, I will care about it if nobody else shows up...



#11 bob1200xl OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:53 AM

I can try to recover your disk.

 

PM me.

 

Bob



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:41 AM

I can try to recover your disk.

 

PM me.

 

Bob

 

Good luck and please keep us informed about the result!



#13 Allan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:46 AM

Bob1200XL is great at recovering disk data. I saved a disk for me. Highly recommended.

 

Allan






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