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Publisher's Description:

DOSPRN - This program helps to extend life to old DOS programs. Nowadays, many laser and jet printers have powerful features but ... can not print a simple text accurately. Besides, some inexpensive printers can not print in text mode at all (the so-called win-printers or GDI-devices).

DOSPRN allows you to use a good old DOS program with new printers irrespective of their types (Yes, USB and network printers, print-servers, and PDF-printers too!)

Also DOSPRN supports Epson and HP PCL Esc-sequences emulation, multiple international codepages, landscape/portrait printing, text color manipulation, absolute positioning and many other features.

List of Changes:

Version 1.79 from 2006-11-23


Print to windows printer from a dos program

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Latest User Reviews:

Mls24 2011-05-18 05:05:55 #
Version: 1.79


We tried using it but could not get it to work for us. We are using a Canon USB printer with a Dos program, but it would not see the program.

Abellwbj 2010-05-03 16:13:41 #
Version: 1.79

I downloaded DOSPRN 1.79 to try to overcome a problem with using a USB receipt printer with software that was designed to print directly to a serial printer. I am still testing some of the esc codes sent to the printer but it seems to handle them all correctly. This is a very good peice of software and it may well save me from rewriting all the printing sections of our POS software.
Wayne Abell

Araaschou 2010-02-18 05:22:59 #
Version: 1.79

I could not make it work with my HP P1505. I managed to make Printfil do the job, så I expect to stick with that.
Regards, Arne

Vcilagan 2009-03-28 04:56:27 #
Version: 1.79

Seems that your DOSPRN is pretty pricey so I decided to use DOS2USB instead....

Jondake 2008-09-18 20:45:02 #
Version: 1.79

Doesn`t work for gwbasic program for me

I was trying to use the program to print from a gwbasic program that I have been using for about 25 or 30 years on my new computer with a vista operating system. The program worked fine printing to my dot matrix printer using my old Windows XP computer but my new computer does not have a parallel outlet and using a usb/parallel cable does not work and I was hoping that it would either print to the dot matrix or one of my network printers. Unfortunately, no such luck.

lindsaymike 2007-05-29 08:31:49 #
Version: 1.79

QPRO Problems

The program wroks perfectly in dos mode using gwbasic but in qpro, it defaults constatntly to a spooling utility and will not divert the lpt1 print instruction. If there is a solution, please let me know.

G.Kuhn 2007-03-22 08:03:17 #
Version: 1.79

Cad Programs ?

Couldn't get it to work with Tango Pcb and HP 1018.
Only prints numerous pages of numbers.

Author's Response:
It seems you did not read our manual and FAQ section at or ignored them. By the way if you had any problems you should contact support service first.

Since your DOS application prints graphics image we recommend to select any Epson compatible printer (EPSON FX/LX etc) in your DOS program's settings and switch DOSPRN into 'Epson matrix' emulation mode.

DOSPRN emulates EPSON ESC/P specifucation properly, including bitmap graphics commands.

Using DOSPRN 2007-02-18 16:23:59 #
Version: 1.79

Need a little more info or help

I am excited about the possibilty this program will be a lot of help to us.

I do have a few problemsquestions.

First of all the program did not print the 4 left most characters requested.

Secondly, the double strike pica print did not stay centered as programmed.

Thirdly, can you tell me about time necessary to print repetitive print-outs? We run many monthly invoices in a row and would like to know if this process would require as much time as going directly to a dot-matrix printer or more.

Fourthly, can you tell me how to print a graph from print screen?

We are running very memory and speed efficient GW Basic programs writtin using MS-DOS and need different fonts for most convenient and attractive printouts(especially condensed portrait printing.)

Thank you for your help.

Bernie Tonroy

Lee Lamason 2007-01-12 19:54:20 #
Version: 1.79

print speed

Print is fine except for it not reading landscape, you have to tell it to print landscape and the print time after you hit the button leves a lot to be desired, very slow in total time.
I had to disable 2 firewall/virus or it would work only once and then the program I was using would not work until I removed the Dosprn and the program I was using and then reloaded my program and then Dosprn. I have not yet had the courage to enable my firewalls/virus. I will let you know what happens when I do.

Bob22 2006-12-05 17:42:09 #
Version: 1.79

DosPrn Review


Great little program. We are just evaluating its use for a longer term project and will be pleased to support you if we proceed.

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