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Any source for a Mac OS 9.2 printer drivers for an HP Photosmart Premium C309a?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iTouch

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do you have a newer computer running OS X that can print to that printer with the appropriate drivers, and Share it so that the OS 9 computer can print to the Shared printer?

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Mar 19, 2018 12:07 AM in response to ANCinsomniAK In response to ANCinsomniAK

As you probably have discovered, Mac OS X 10.4 appears to be the earliest supported version.

Printer Specifications for HP Photosmart Premium (C309a and C309c) All-in-One Printers | HP® Customer Support

HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer - C309a Software and Drivers | HP® Customer Support


A workaround could possibly be to produce PDF files (using a commercial Acrobat program or the free PrintToPDF printer driver) on a Mac OS 9 computer, and then transfer these files to a supported Mac (or PC) for printing. For use in a local network, one may want to install a small FTP server (such as the now free NetPresenz) on the Mac OS 9 machine, allowing direct download/upload to/from an FTP client on almost any modern computer.

http://www.jwwalker.com/pages/pdf.html

http://www.stairways.com/main/netpresenz

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Mar 19, 2018 12:07 AM in response to ANCinsomniAK In response to ANCinsomniAK

As you probably have discovered, Mac OS X 10.4 appears to be the earliest supported version.

Printer Specifications for HP Photosmart Premium (C309a and C309c) All-in-One Printers | HP® Customer Support

HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer - C309a Software and Drivers | HP® Customer Support


A workaround could possibly be to produce PDF files (using a commercial Acrobat program or the free PrintToPDF printer driver) on a Mac OS 9 computer, and then transfer these files to a supported Mac (or PC) for printing. For use in a local network, one may want to install a small FTP server (such as the now free NetPresenz) on the Mac OS 9 machine, allowing direct download/upload to/from an FTP client on almost any modern computer.

http://www.jwwalker.com/pages/pdf.html

http://www.stairways.com/main/netpresenz

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Mar 19, 2018 12:06 AM in response to Glen Doggett In response to Glen Doggett

Thanks All.


That works, but very cumbersome. Instead, I just bought the same printer that I have drivers for, online.


I need to print about 100 pages, and that goes pretty well if I can stay in 9.2.


I feel like a dinosaur every time I fire it up though.

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