One Answer To Sharing Stubborn/Naff Printers Over A Network

Dear all,
I posted a previous question concerning sharing a Canon i320 printer and got a swift if disappointing answer. Whilst the answer was entirely correct in that it was a fault with Canon's driver and the lack of a CUPS version, I have found an alternative to giving my perfectly working i320 printer a Viking Funeral which may also answer several other peoples problems. Just as well because it probably wouldn't float anyway.
It may not be news to some but there is an application for OS X called PrintFab - www.printfab.net which seems to provide CUPS drivers for most printers, including the i320. This allows you to share your disappointingly naff printer over a network just like one of those proper printers you should have bought in the first place.
I've just achieved a successful printout using the evaluation version of this software. Sadly there's no such thing as a free lunch. This one costs 49 euros in it's basic form but in these ecologically challenged times, it does allow to continue using your current printer. It is presumably cheaper than Airport Extreme which was suggested as an alternative. It did take a while to print so I'm unsure about performance in that area. I guess with an evaluation version, you can check that yourselves.
Hope this helps.

Hi Brie,
I'm not sure exactly what are the 6 steps exactly.... but I did all the check box in ip preferences of both computer.
I found this in the iP help menu
To share your photos on a network:
1-Choose iPhoto > Preferences.
2-Click Sharing at the top of the Preferences window.
3-Select the "Share my photos" checkbox, and then choose your entire library or only the albums, slideshows, or books you want to share.
4-Type a name for your shared items in the "Shared name" field, and a password if desired.
The shared name you enter appears in the iPhoto Source list on computers set up to look for shared photos on your network. If you select "Require password," users will need to enter that password before they can see your shared photos.
DONE ( did not use password)
To look for shared photos:
1-Choose iPhoto > Preferences.
2-Click Sharing at the top of the Preferences window.
3-Select the "Look for shared photos" checkbox.
DONE
Not sure what other step there are to do if any!
michel
Message was edited by: Michel Vézina
Message was edited by: Michel Vézina
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