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printing for dot matrix printers [message #171684] Sat, 15 January 2011 16:11 Go to next message
24saat is currently offline  24saat
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Hi

I'm looking a solutions dotmatrix printer solution for php.
I need print a form or invoice to dotmatrix printer in browser.


Thanks

Ertan
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Re: printing for dot matrix printers [message #171685 is a reply to message #171684] Sat, 15 January 2011 16:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 1/15/2011 4:11 PM, 24saat wrote:
> Hi
>
> I'm looking a solutions dotmatrix printer solution for php.
> I need print a form or invoice to dotmatrix printer in browser.
>
>
> Thanks
>
> Ertan
> php and asp.net developer
> symfony& kohana specialist
> http://www.webtasarimsitesi.com

Your best bet is probably to create a pdf and print that.

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Re: printing for dot matrix printers [message #171687 is a reply to message #171685] Sat, 15 January 2011 18:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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At Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:59:47 -0500 Jerry Stuckle <jstucklex(at)attglobal(dot)net> wrote:

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> On 1/15/2011 4:11 PM, 24saat wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> I'm looking a solutions dotmatrix printer solution for php.
>> I need print a form or invoice to dotmatrix printer in browser.
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Ertan
>> php and asp.net developer
>> symfony& kohana specialist
>> http://www.webtasarimsitesi.com
>
> Your best bet is probably to create a pdf and print that.

If it is going to a *web browser*, just send simple HTML (eg, not fun
and games with iframes and whatnot), include a .css file with '@media
print' rules. All major web browser know how to print a web page to
whatever passes as the local printer. So long as the stylesheet's
'@media print' rules are reasonably generic and don't play excessive
games with fonts and so long as the page to be printed is not 'colorful'
and is without images, it should be possible for the web browser to send
it to any sort of printer without too much trouble and with a reasonable
faithfulness to the formatting.

>

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Re: printing for dot matrix printers [message #171689 is a reply to message #171684] Sat, 15 January 2011 20:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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24saat wrote:
> Hi
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> I'm looking a solutions dotmatrix printer solution for php.
> I need print a form or invoice to dotmatrix printer in browser.
>
>

browser printing is not server sde implementable unless maybe you use
server side supplied java.

There is a limit to how much te server is allowed to take over any
client for security reasons.

My solution is to send downloadable PDFS.

You can download a print file, BUt the client has to initiate printing.
Re: printing for dot matrix printers [message #171691 is a reply to message #171687] Sat, 15 January 2011 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 1/15/2011 6:29 PM, Robert Heller wrote:
> At Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:59:47 -0500 Jerry Stuckle<jstucklex(at)attglobal(dot)net> wrote:
>
>>
>> On 1/15/2011 4:11 PM, 24saat wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I'm looking a solutions dotmatrix printer solution for php.
>>> I need print a form or invoice to dotmatrix printer in browser.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Ertan
>>> php and asp.net developer
>>> symfony& kohana specialist
>>> http://www.webtasarimsitesi.com
>>
>> Your best bet is probably to create a pdf and print that.
>
> If it is going to a *web browser*, just send simple HTML (eg, not fun
> and games with iframes and whatnot), include a .css file with '@media
> print' rules. All major web browser know how to print a web page to
> whatever passes as the local printer. So long as the stylesheet's
> '@media print' rules are reasonably generic and don't play excessive
> games with fonts and so long as the page to be printed is not 'colorful'
> and is without images, it should be possible for the web browser to send
> it to any sort of printer without too much trouble and with a reasonable
> faithfulness to the formatting.
>
>>
>

Simply because different browsers and different printers will print the
same file different ways. HTML is, after all, only a *guide*.

If you want to ensure it prints in the way you want it to (as in an
invoice), pdf is the way to go. It doesn't suffer those problems.

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Re: printing for dot matrix printers [message #171692 is a reply to message #171684] Sat, 15 January 2011 21:16 Go to previous message
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On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 13:11:45 -0800 (PST), 24saat wrote:
> Hi
>
> I'm looking a solutions dotmatrix printer solution for php.
> I need print a form or invoice to dotmatrix printer in browser.

Not really a PHP thing. If it's supposed to print at the browser end,
it's out of PHP's control and the browser needs to handle the print
generation. If it's at the server, printing is an OS function.

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