We use Datamax labels printers. While I don't send straight
ASCII to it, I don't know if it won't accept it.

You could try calling their tech support 407-523-5540 and
ask them, they have always been very helpful and know their
products very well.

Can't speak for Zebra, havn't had to use one.


If you just need to send a few characters to allow it to
accept text, you could modify your printcap from unix
to prepend the characters and add some trailing data to
all print jobs that go through it, Shouldn't take too much
time (maybe 15 mins) to modify it.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Karjala Koponen [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 4:01 PM
>Subject: Re: Label printers on AIX and/or Solaris
>I really have no time for any development, however small, on 
>this.  Too many other higher priority projects on my list.  
>These printers are used by many people, however infrequently, 
>so having the printer attached and driven from a single 
>workstation is not attractive, though I might be able to get 
>somebody else to do that setup work.  I don't know how people 
>would like using central workstations for generating labels.  
>I suppose I could have an old PC logged into our UniData 
>application and somehow drive the printer from the server, but 
>I don't know how to do that, though there was a recent thread 
>that might be relevant.  Yes, I could write an application 
>that would send the correct control sequences and I don't 
>think it would take much time (only because I've done a very 
>similar task at another company), but that's not a zero time 
>project, either.
>Guess I'll have to recommend that we just upgrade to a better 
>text printer for now.
>Thanks for your ideas, Karjala
>>>> [EMAIL PROTECTED] 04/05/2004 3:14:57 PM >>>
>Hey Karjala,
>Why not just purchase something like a Dymo SE300 label 
>printer and put it
>on a Windows workstation, connected to the network running the U2
>application? ...
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Karjala Koponen" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>I'm running UniData 5.2.15 on AIX 4.3.2 but will be going to 
>UniData 6.0.9
>on Solaris 2.8.  We have two stand alone Epson LX300+ 9 pin dot matrix
>printers we use to print labels.  They are defined as generic (ASCII)
>devices.  The printers are old and the output is acceptable, at best.
>I'd like to replace the printers with label printers that will 
>print on peel
>off labels of roll stock.  ...
>Thanks, Karjala
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