One Printer To Two Computers - Db25 Parallel

I have a laser printer with parallel db25 hookup that needs to go to two computers with parallel db25. The computers cannot be upgraded with usb. I cannot use a parallel switch-box because they don't work with laser printers. The computers cannot have nic cards so i cannot use ethernet/print server. Basically neither the computers or the printer have or can be upgraded to usb. Is there a way to share this printer between these two computers using only db25 cables or db25 to usb cables?

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