I just bought a Seiko DPU-5400
from a local Circuit City's liquidation sale. It was part of their POS system, used to print the customer's receipt (yes, I got some Circuit City receipt tape with it, too
So what? I thought I would make a project out of it, whipping up a driver for it and finding some compatible Seiko thermal labels to put together an inexpensive labeling machine. As you can see in the PDF above, it can connect via parallel or serial cable and has an automatic cutter. I am currently running Ubuntu Intrepid on a system with parallel and serial ports.
My question to those interested is this: is this unrealistic? Suggestions from those with CUPS printer driver experience would be appreciated. Perhaps I will be able to cobble together something from existing drivers, or use an existing driver unmodified?