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Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]>
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SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 01:26:44 -0600
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>      I run an Apple StyleWriter II and an Epson PhotoStylus printer from
>my PowerMac 7100.  I use a simple Belkin Data Switch model F1M080E to move
>between printers.  Both the printers have their individual cables connected
>to the Belkin "box" and thence a single cable goes to the Printer Port on
>the back of my Mac. The entire process works fine: just remember to have
>both printers on before booting up your computer and when switching between
>them, first turn the mechanical data switch knob on the front of the Belkin
>"box" to the other intended printer and go into the Chooser to select the
>same intended new printer.  After acknowledging that you will go to Page
>Setup the next time you print, you're in business. (AppleTalk should be
>off, by the way). It ain't Ethernet, but it works fine.  Hope this helps.
>Mike Rothman

Ah, Mike. Thanks. I did not have both printers on. I'll try what you say
and let you know how it works. I would certainly prefer using the switch
box than to having to try to insinuate myself behind the mass of cables and
rearrange things every time I want to switch printers.

Thanks for the advice... I'll let you know if it works.

Also, have used the PostScript RIP? Just wondering. I bought the software
but have not installed it just yet. One step at a time.

Karen Ackoff
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46616
Ph: 219 237-4124
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