I have seen much about thermal printing but no clarity on solutions.
Here's my scenario:
Zebra Thermal Printer (LP2453) Using driver 2443 as recommended.
I have specified thermal settings in sending my shipping request to FedEx and it returned a "png" file which is actually text.
It looks like:
^FO35,112^AdN,0,0^FWN^FH^FDCity, ST 99999^FS
^FO490,31^AdN,0,0^FWN^FH^FDShip Date: 27OCT05^FS
^FO490,51^AdN,0,0^FWN^FH^FDActual Wgt: 25.0 LB^FS
^FO490,91^AdN,0,0^FWN^FH^FDAccount: S *********^FS
I have attempted to send this to the printer (including renaming it .prn and .pcl) using print and lpr from the command line. I have tried to determine what the above printer language is.
But no matter what I do, the Zebra either prints nothing OR prints out the actual Text. I've tried third party software that I'd have to pay for, but no dice and no printing. I've tried somehow to set the "PASSHTHROUGH" information but that didn't help.
I've tried printing PNG files using photoshop or Windows Printing and it prints fine, but a PNG is NOT a thermal printer. But the web (and Google) has failed me and there seems to be no clarity about what kind of a file this is or how to send it to a printer.
Can somebody out there provide for all our users, what steps are required once we've received an "image" from FedEx, to get it printed out on a Zebra?