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Modern thermal printer to emulate 82240B
02-26-2018, 02:08 AM
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RE: Modern thermal printer to emulate 82240B
(02-25-2018 03:17 AM)Thomas Okken Wrote:  If you can send graphics to the printer, you might be better off translating the bitmap part of the shell_print() calls to graphics escape sequences and sending only those. That way you'd get the actual HP-42S character shapes, no worrying about code pages, and as a bonus, PRLCD would also work.

Here's a link to an interesting project in which the author was trying to build an HP82240B replacement using a low cost Chinese POS printer from TAS. He took the bitmap approach so you can learn something from his experience doing so.

My conclusion from his travails with two low cost units is that POS has an alternative scatological meaning Smile

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RE: Modern thermal printer to emulate 82240B - mfleming - 02-26-2018 02:08 AM

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