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QL Serial --> USB

Postby genetika » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:03 am

Hi.
Could be possible to develop an USB Sinclair cable to connect an USB Printer?

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Re: QL Serial --> USB

Postby vanpeebles » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:34 am

There is the retro printer in development? :)

http://www.retroprinter.com/


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Re: QL Serial --> USB

Postby RWAP » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:37 am

Yes, the Retro-Printer is the answer (it was available until a couple of weeks ago when we realised that the factory had made a mistake).

The physical connection is not the only problem - modern printers expect the computer to do all of the hard work for them - they do not understand plain text any more!


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Re: QL Serial --> USB

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:06 pm

RWAP wrote:Yes, the Retro-Printer is the answer


What an absolutely brilliant idea. Nice one Rich.

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Re: QL Serial --> USB

Postby Artificer » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:35 pm

Hi,

Since the Retro-Printer is a hat + software for a RPi and can connect to a USB printer can it also connect to a remote printer via Wifi as the RPi can?

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Re: QL Serial --> USB

Postby RWAP » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Artificer wrote:Hi,

Since the Retro-Printer is a hat + software for a RPi and can connect to a USB printer can it also connect to a remote printer via Wifi as the RPi can?

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Of course - it just uses CUPS to do the printing :)

Connecting a remote printer to CUPS is not as simple as a USB printer, but it works.


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Re: QL Serial --> USB

Postby Artificer » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:38 pm

RWAP wrote
Connecting a remote printer to CUPS is not as simple as a USB printer, but it works.


I know and its good to know that this will still work with the retro printer RPi hat.

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Re: QL Serial --> USB

Postby Derek_Stewart » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:47 pm

Hi,

If the USB printer is connected to the the CUPS server, then a QL with a Serial to parallel converter can print to the USB printer.


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