[IUG] 80 column thermal printer for use at circulation desks
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- Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:01:29 -0500
- From: Doug Payne <dbp at bu dot edu>
- Subject: [IUG] 80 column thermal printer for use at circulation desks
At our circulation desks at Boston University, we have
older dot-matrix printers attached to each pc. The
staff like the option of getting "regular" [i.e. 80
column] output from them, and the ability to rip off
short printouts and not waste paper.
However, the printers are old and somewhat noisy.
So, I was delighted to find an 80-column thermal printer
that I could use as a replacement. The Citizen iDP3240
looks like a great replacement. But -- I have been unable
to get it to work correctly with Millennium. I cannot get
it to automatically push out the paper after a print job.
I am using Windows XP and Millennium 2006. I have used the
Citizen driver [which didn't have an option for sending
carriage-returns at the end of a print job], and I have
used the "Generic/Text Only" printer driver that comes
with Windows XP [the ESC codes that I added on the "printer
commands" page of the printer's "properties" pages, were
ignored by the Millennium print job], and I have tried a
few Epson drivers [they had great options, but didn't work
correctly with the Citizen printer].
I could just have the staff use the Citizen printers and use
the paper-advance button to push the paper out of the printer
after each print job, but experience tells me the continuous
pushing of the paper-advance button will cause it to break
long before the rest of the printer fails.
So -- I have two questions:
1) If anyone has the Citizen iDP3240 printer working with Millennium,
please let me know.
2) I am interested in hearing about any thermal printer that gives
an 80-column output.
Doug Payne - dbp at bu dot edu
Mugar Library / Boston University
771 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
TEL: 617-353-0602 FAX: 617-353-2084