PC as a printer emulator

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LPT
Parallel port
Printer emulation
I have an old device that can output measurements only to a printer through an LPT port. I need to hook up a PC instead of that printer to capture the data from the device. How would I use a PC with an LPT port to act like a printer and save the data in electronic format?

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Reaching way back here – but I believe you should be able to redirect LPT output to a printfile. You may need to search for some DOS utilities to do this. One I came across (I have not tested) is called <a href=”http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fhcnet/fhctech/print2file.html”>PRN2FILE</a>. Consider <a href=”http://www.dosprn.com/prn2file.htm”>DOSPRN</a> for NT and above.

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