the thing is the users receive fedex labels on their PC as PDF files. And
then they print those labels on the zebra printer. I have not looked into
exactly how it is done, but I assume zebra supplies a windows printer
driver.



On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Charles Wilt <charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

might start here
https://www.google.com/search?q=java+internet+printing+protocol

Should be easy to print to a printer that supports both PDF printing and
IPP.

ZPL is another story....I suppose as long as the print server support IPP,
you could get it to work since ZPL is character based. I don't recall what
it takes to do bitmaps in ZPL or if it is even possible.

Charles


On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Steve Richter <stephenrichter@xxxxxxxxx
wrote:

can java code, running on the ibm I, print direct to a network attached
printer? We have java code that creates a PDF file using iText . But to
print the PDF, the PDF file has to be emailed to the user where it is
printed using the windows printer drivers.

Does Java supply printer drivers of its own?

In this specific case we print carton labels on a zebra printer using TL
Ashford from an RPG program via the spooled file route.

I am asking if a Java program could create a bitmap file containing the
label image and print that bitmap direct to a network attached zebra
label
printer? How to do that?

Do Zebra printers only accept the zebra printer control language or will
they also print a bitmap image?

I would like to experiment with it but do not know much java. How does a
java program write to a network attached printer?

thanks,
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