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Old 12-17-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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Label printer for Linux


My girlfriend has a label printer at work and she's starting to want one for home, something like this (that's just for an example, but probably higher-end than we are interested in).

I know I'm being lazy here, but does anyone happen to know off-hand of one or of a brand that is Linux compatible and network-addressable?
 
Old 12-18-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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We use many of those types of devices. Many of them can work on linux but it takes some work. They generally have a way to set them to some alternate type of print language/model. They may have to have a program in windows to access it also. To use them to just print text isn't so bad. Trying to get them to print barcodes requires a lot of work sometimes.

Simple enough to boot to a live usb and try to see how far you get. I have printed windows 3.1 printer test pages to them.
 
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Thanks.

Unfortunately, I don't have one to test with.

Really, that's the question. Which brands can I take a chance on?

Her IT folks won't let me near the one in her office and her job is more important than our home label printer!
 
  


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