Another way to print on a POS Printer on Linux is to use the python_escpos library. It requires programming, but if you really want to get a lower level access to the printer, this is a nice solution.
All you need is to connect the printer over USB, find out the vendor and product ID via
lsusb, create a short python script using the escpos library and you can print text, images, barcodes, whatever!
This is the code I used for my Sewoo SLK-TS400 printer, identified as “0525:a700 Netchip Technology, Inc. POS PRINTER”:
from escpos.printer import Usb p = Usb(0x0525, 0xa700) p.text("Hello World\n") p.barcode('1324354657687', 'EAN13', 64, 2, '', '') p.cut()
Easy! Time to build a “Today’s News Headlines” service. Or maybe a “Error logs needing your attention” syslog service?