Choose Dot Matrix, InkJet, Laser, Thermal BarCode and Label Printers, Specialty Printers.
Here are some guidelines for qualifying a printer:

The printer must use Centronics  parallel:     or            RS232Serial Interface:
                    
     * Parallel: 36 Pins                                                              * Serial: 25 Pins
     * Also includes IEEE-1284 Centronics interface                  * 9600 Baud, 8 Bits, No Parity, 1 Stop Bit

Printers may include:
* Plain Text Printers (Generic Text) eg. Impact Printers (eg. Genicom, Printronix, Dataproducts)
* PCL Emulation Printers (widely used by Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Kyocera)
* DOS Printers (Generic Text) and Linux Compatible Printers (Generic Text)
* Epson Emulation Printers used by Epson, Fujitsu, Panasonic
* BarCode Printers (You may use it's programmers manual to print barcodes using escape sequences).
* Ticket and Receipt Printers (Generic Text, or special language ASCII commands, eg, ESCPOS).

A General Test For Compatibility:
You can make a quick test of printer compatibility by sending a plain text print job to your printer using the
computers LPT or COM port. For example, create a Windows Notepad document and send it to the printer
using Generic Print Driver. This print driver is available on the Windows CD, or as a download from Microsoft.
If your Notepad document prints successfully, then printer compatibility will probably be true. This test is
not suited for barcode or label printers that may need a special language involving escape sequences. The
barcode printer may still be compatible.

Print Drivers Not Really Required:
You are able to send escape sequences and control characters to the printer from the software application
you develop. So there is great freedom to control your own print formatting. With PCL emulation printers you
can program margins, bolding, font selection, font size, pitch. eg. printstring = "ESC +
&k2S" sets compressed
pitch on a PCL emulation printer. By doing your own formatting, you do not require any print driver, therefore
you can use various printers without a common emulation, such as Zebra label printers or Datamax label
printers which each use a different language. Use their programmers manual to write your print code.

INCOMPATIBLE PRINTERS:
The printer must not be the "GDI" or "PPA" interface type which uses a bidirectional proprietary protocol to
receive and place a rasterized print image in the print engine. These printers are also called "winprinters"
(devices that originally runs over the WPS Windows printing system). These printers do not have a character
interface. Example:. Samsung SCX-1150F Copier/Fax/Scanner/Printer. Some of these printers are also called
"PPA printers" (Printing Performance Architecture) by Hewlett-Packard. Some PPA printers that cannot be
used are: Hewlett-Packard PPA or host-based printers:

SOME INCOMPATIBLE PRINTERS:

 

HP Deskjet 710c printer

HP Deskjet 1000c, 1000Cxi, and 1000Cse printers series

HP Deskjet 712c printer

HP Deskjet 3800 printer series

HP Deskjet 720c printer

HP Original Photosmart photo printer (C3804A)

HP Deskjet 722c printer

HP Photosmart P1000, 1000, 1215 and 1215vm printers

HP Deskjet 820Cxi and 820Cse printers

HP LaserJet 3100 printer series

HP Deskjet 825c

HP LaserJet 1000 printer series

Please feel free to inquire about a printer's compatibility to: Rick Hoffman email rhoffman@sympatico.ca

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Choosing A Printer:

Many printers are compatible with the Model SR Adapter !