Here's the link which describes others who have used LPT1 or USB as the port:
Hope this helps.
My son and I just finished a home-build kit and he left for a trip to China before I could get everything running. I need some help hooking up my old Epson Action Laser 1500.
Here is a description of the system:
Motherboard: MSI B85M-P33 Intel B85
Processor: Intel Core i3-4150
OS: Win 7 SP1
Cable: Shaxon USB2AD25MM06F-B
Here's what I tried so far:
1. Hooked up the Shaxon USB-parallel cable and plugged it in hoping the plug and play would do the work for me. Nothing happened.
2. I selected Add Printer and chose the HP LaserJet III (which is the emulation the Epson uses and which worked fine when I used the printer with XP). I chose the settings for the correct USB port and I tried to print a test page and the Feed light on the printer started blinking so I guess there's some communication. I tried pressing the Feed button but nothing happened. I took the printer offline and then pressed the feed button again and got a page with one line of nonsense characters.
3. I read through many forum posts and saw that some have recommended installing cable drivers. Although the drivers that came with the Shaxon cable were for Win Vista, I tried installing them anyway. One showed up as an installed program in the Control Panel, but the printer will still not print a test page.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.