I was really happy to see that it could emulate a dot matrix.  Somehow
BASIC printouts don't feel right in 300dpi Courier.

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 12:20 PM, Russell Flowers <rflow...@gmail.com> wrote:

> "Look honey, I made my new printer a 30 year old printer!"
>
> Seriously, that does sound fun. :)
>
> On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 6:10 AM, Ron Lauzon <rlau...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Well, you could connect one to the M100 via the serial port.
>>
>> I've worked with these types of printers professionally (mostly the
>> Paxar/Monarch/Avery and Zebra).  Most of the newer ones are WiFi, but
>> all still have some sort of serial connector.
>>
>> The problem with using these types of printers is that they are
>> designed to be used as label printers.  So you just can't treat them
>> as a tty, dump some text to the printer and have it print.  You have
>> to send them special commands to define a label, define text fields,
>> etc. then print the label.
>>
>> Also, most of those kinds of printers use thermal paper - which is
>> more expensive (and kinda toxic).
>>
>> At my old company, they were getting rid of the old serial-only
>> printers, so I picked one up and tried it out on my PC.  It had very
>> limited usefulness.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 4:59 AM, James Zeun <james.z...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Would it be possible to use say one of those cheap compact thermal
>> printers?
>> > The ones with the two or three inch paper rolls?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 9 Feb 2018 4:14 a.m., "John R. Hogerhuis" <jho...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> True story, after helping Ken test his implementation of the epson
>> >> emulation I had lots of fun feeding the output through imagemagick to
>> add
>> >> enough distortion to make it look like even more like the real thing.
>> >>
>> >> http://bitchin100.com/wiki/index.php?title=Model_100_RAM_Dum
>> p_One-Liners
>> >>
>> >> — John.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ron Lauzon - rlauzon at acm dot org
>>    Homepage: http://webpages.charter.net/rlauzon/
>>    Weblog: http://ronsapartment.blogspot.com/
>>
>> TRS-80 Pocket Computer 2 - TRS-80 Pocket Computer 4 - TRS-80 Model 100/102
>> Some people like to work on old cars.  But old computers are cheaper
>> and don't require a big garage.
>>
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