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in reply to Re^2: Raw Data to Printer on Win XP
in thread Raw Data to Printer on Win XP

Since the OP has "brushed up on MODE" which alows you to re-direct printer ports I figured it was on topic. You can often also FTP directly to the newer printers. Putting a file will cause a the printer to print it, it will also bypass the print server queue. :-)
Of course that may not solve you problem either.
Just my 2 cents.