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printing an image direct to the lan printer hardware without driver or print server RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi,

    i trying to build up a program that send a bitmap to the lan  printer directly to the ip address

    i'm looking for code (c#,c++) that can make the job like the printer driver do.

    something that can "talk" with the printer and send directions and data.

    Tnx,

    Shlomo

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:16 PM

All replies

  • First why would you want this?  And second what makes you think there is one universal standard for talking to printers over the LAN?


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:35 PM
  • i have a service that sends thousands printings to several printers (lan & wan)  and it's take long time until the page go out

    getting the driver from the print server, init the printer, spooling (in the server that spool the printer hardware...)

    i realised that if i install simple driver(PCL5 etc..) for advanced printer it's work faster!

    2. i have few models that i can use case for there ps

    Shlomo

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:07 PM
  • There are printers than will handle postscript or PDF relatively quickly compared to other documents.  There is definitely code out in the open source world that will generate postscript, and there are a number of commercial PDF printers.  You will still need to modify things to run it through this software before going further, but that may be a place to start.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:21 PM
  • where i can find piece of code that send to the printer ip some instructions for start ?

    something like "!R!CALLE;EXIT;" etc..

    Shlomo.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:36 PM