O$ : how to control a brother label printer .(USB, Windows)

Rainer Greim RGreim at GreimConsulting.de
Fri Apr 24 10:06:06 EDT 2009

Hi Kelly,
when I map a USB to a com, I go backwards and loose compatibility.
So I will try my luck with a report on this printer.. and maybe using  
the comctrl.

Am 24.04.2009 um 15:07 schrieb Kelly Burgess:

> Hi Rainer,
>> what is the best way to control a brother label printer (dl-500,..)  
>> and print labels.
> On WIndows, if you can map a USB printer to a COM_ port, you can use  
> the built-in Omnis Transmit text to port commands.
> I sell a USBTalk external with commands for getting a list of USB  
> printers, opening a driver, reading and writing to it, and closing  
> the driver.  It works well when you need to send configuration  
> sequences ahead of the data.  I only have one USB printer, so the  
> external hasn't been well-tested with a wide range of devicees, the  
> Windows version less so than the Mac version.  So when someone's  
> interested, I first send a demo to be sure it would work in their  
> environment.
> Kelly
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