Copy config fie to Zebra printer

Hi everyone,

I'm thinking about buying my first arduino for a project I would like to do. I'm just not sure how I would go about it. I've experience with PHP programming but never wrote in C or anything like it.

This is my general idea. I would like to hook a arduino up to a Zebra printer with a LPT port and write a .zpl config file to the printer. Are there some libraries that can be used for this or do you have some other recommendations ?

C is sort of a precursor of PHP so you should be familiar quite fast

//except for the details of the libraries and the single thread concept maybe)

you might want to have a look at - http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=190948.msg1412481#msg1412481 - not finished but it almost works.

Tony0892: Hi everyone,

I'm thinking about buying my first arduino for a project I would like to do. I'm just not sure how I would go about it. I've experience with PHP programming but never wrote in C or anything like it.

This is my general idea. I would like to hook a arduino up to a Zebra printer with a LPT port and write a .zpl config file to the printer. Are there some libraries that can be used for this or do you have some other recommendations ?

if the zebra printer is the later version of the eltron printer ( ie. .zpl files being same and backward compatible with .epl files ) then its easy to write the human readable ascii chars to the printer from simple print or string classes.