This document describes a simple cable to connect a English CPC to a printer.
The CPC+ and KC Compact can use a standard printer cable as used on a PC. (25-way D-type at CPC end to Centronics at printer end)
The English CPC has a edge connector and a standard PC printer cable can't be used.
And, there is a problem with the CPC parallel connector signals that will cause problems when trying to use a printer.
Pin 14 of the CPC parallel connector is connected to GND, when it should not be connected.
The result will cause extra lines to be printed.
You will need:
|34-way edge connector socket (female)||FS80B|
|36-way Centronics plug (male)||FJ62S|
|34-way ribbon cable||XR76H|
Counting starting at the red wire, count to 27. Carefully cut this wire.
Now clip the ribbon cable into the edge connector plug, and clip it into the centronics plug.