This USB-to-parallel printer cable allows any standard parallel port printer to be connected to USB port. The USB interface provides a much faster data transfer rate than a standard parallel port, thereby reducing the time waiting for a print job to be sent to your printer. With this USB to parallel converter, you can use your USB port on your PC or hub and free up the parallel port for a zip drive or scanner. Forget the hassles of IRQ sharing by adapting your high-speed printer to USB. A perfect solution for inkjet, laser and other high-speed printers.