If computer has a single parallel port then how can I connect three paralel printers on this pc ? Print Server seems a solution but seems expensive.However these printers might be far away.Is there any other way like some kind of switch for these printers?I have seen somthing for serial though..
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Print servers are the way to go. Where I live, the reduced electricity spend would repay the capex in year.
If you don't want to, you can get PCI parallel port cards to add extra parallel ports.
There is such a thing as "parallel extender" which allows you run very long parallel connections, but it would probably cost more than the print server(s)