Can I get my parallel printer to work on USB?

Note: This document is for getting a parallel printer to work on USB, not how to get a USB printer to work on a parallel port.

There are several solutions that enable users to connect their older parallel printers to their computer through USB. For example, there are single parallel to USB cables that directly connect your parallel port to the USB port. There are also USB hubs with parallel and serial connections on the hub.

Click here to search for USB to Parallel cables

Click here to search for USB hubs with parallel connections

Additional information

  • See the parallel port and USB definitions for further information and related links on these terms.