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Help printing receipts on Zebra Direct from Access

Help printing receipts on Zebra Direct from Access

Help printing receipts on Zebra Direct from Access

We just got a Zebra LP 2844 receipt printer. My POS system is in Access and it would be easiest if I could just print the receipt straight from Access.

It will start to do this, but then stop after three lines and give me an error message (occasionally the error message is "out of paper", even though it's a continuous roll).

The printer apparently no longer uses ZPL - tech support said this model doesn't have that.

1) Can I print directly from Access? If so, how do I get my receipts to print?
2) If not, how do I create the EPL coding to send to the printer? Won't this take a lot longer to print if I have to go through multiple programs?
3) If I have to return the printer, are there any thermal receipt printers that can even work with Access?

Thanks so much.

RE: Help printing receipts on Zebra Direct from Access

I should have put this in a different thread, sorry.

RE: Help printing receipts on Zebra Direct from Access

Ah! Despite me having saved it many times, the Zebra's Printer preferences weren't saving that my media was continuous. Now it has saved successfully, and it seems to be printing okay. (Let's hope it doesn't change its mind later!)

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