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If you have a USB attached printer to say machine A.
Your printer on another machine (say machine A) would simply be a shared printer to machines B,C,D etc.
Define printer on machine a as shared with a name Sharedprinter.
then on Machines B. C, D, etc add LOCAL printers as \\machineA.Sharedprinter
(add as LOCAL not network. - I've got an old thread here somewhere on sharing printers between Windows 7 and XP (both ways around) which will tell you exactly how to do this.
Post nr 5 (by me) in this thread. It's called XP to Windows 7 but it's valid for any printer sharing.
There's also an explanation of how to do it if your printer is on the network as a static IP address too. (I.e on the router and NOT connected to any computer - note though for a printer you'll have to get the router to assign it a STATIC IP address -- don't assign the address via DHCP).
XP to 7 Printer sharing
I found one that caught my eye because it is on sale now with $200 off, a Canon MF8080Cw.
It's a monster at > 50 lbs., but seems to have everything including wireless, color printing, and ADF.
Newegg.com - Canon Color imageCLASS MF8080Cw 5119B001 MFC / All-In-One Up to 12 ppm 2400 x 600 dpi Color Print Quality Color Wireless Laser Printer
I'll research this one a bit more and see if i can find any negatives rather than suggest it.
Thanks to everyone for all the help!
Then just go around all PC's\laptops and set up a printer, As if its just a networked printer.
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