[ic] Linux label printers

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 16:16:18 EST 2005

> All my shipping code runs on a local server where the printer is located which
> is not where my IC server is located. My basic flow is to pull the order data from
> the IC server to my local server and then send the request to FedEx from there.
> FedEx returns the PNG file to my local server where I 'open' the ZEBRA and print
> the PNG file 1 line at a time to the ZEBRA printer (this is Linux so file really
> ">/dev/ttyS0")
> When I first embarked on this shipping I knew I had the dilemma of IC server not
> being
> physically located with me so I had to choose between communicating with FedEx
> on the IC server and then get label file to a local printer or run everything on a
> local
> Linux box which meant pulling all the order specific data to my local Linux box.
> I went with pulling order data to my local Linux box so I could write directly to
> the printer.
> Jon

Hi Jon,
I'm hoping to deal with this by executing the code on the server,
converting the decoded digital TIF to PNG, and writing it to a file. 
Then it can be viewed in a browser and printed from there.  Can this
Zebra LP 2844 be printed to outside of perl?  It looks like both of
you are printing from within perl.  I should really have it working
from a browser so it's really simple.  Firefox lets you specify the
exact print command.  Do you know of any command-line tool or command
that might print to this Zebra?

- Grant

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