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Are there printer control commands or an SDK that can be used to integrate the LX400/LX800/LX810/LX900/LX2000 into a printing system?

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Are there printer control commands or an SDK that can be used to integrate the LX400/LX800/LX810/LX900/LX2000 into a printing system?

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Are there printer control commands or an SDK that can be used to integrate the LX400/LX800/LX810/LX900/LX2000 into a printing system?

There is no SDK or printer commands for printing to the LX series printer.  The printer only accepts rasterized prints (PRN) from a driver.  The printer does not accept standard language codes like PCL or Post Script.  The LX Series printers are true raster-based Windows printers.  Our printer driver sends all of the information that needs to be printed – bit by bit.  It uses a proprietary Windows/Mac Printer Driver that must rasterize/render the print and then send it to the USB port.  It does not have built-in fonts like the legacy bar code printers from Datamax or Zebra with their ZPL/DPL code sets.  This is the way that most office/consumer printers work since the introduction of USB 1.0/2.0, fast PCs and cheap RAM.  In the past none of that was the case so printer manufacturers had to build all of the intelligence into the printers.

 


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Views: 1548 Created on: May 25, 2014
Date updated: Jan 11, 2017

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