View Full Version : Printer sharing - by printer?

08-19-2003, 04:11 PM
I'd like to be able to selectively share printers connected to an OS X computer instead of sharing all of them. I haven't seen a way to do this. Is it possible? Is it easy?

The situation is a small office, 5 macs, ethernet, several USB printers, one networked ethernet laser printer. The graphics guy uses two Macs (iMac, iBook) at his desk. He can easily share his tab sized Canon USB inkjet from the iMac to the iBook by starting printer sharing on the iMac. When he does this the Canon shows up on everybody's printer list, but that's not a problem.

The problem happens when he wants to print from the iMac to the networked HP laserjet. He adds the HP in Print Center, and now everybody else in the office has two laserjets in their printer list, one direct and one through the graphics guy's iMac. That's what I'd like to avoid. So how can the graphics guy's iMac share the USB Canon with his iBook and use the networked printer without sharing it to the whole office?