I have a (cheap Chinese) thermal printer with USB connection with Windows and Linux drivers. I tested installing the Linux driver PPD with Gutenprint and usbtb at first without any luck.
So I would like to be able to send text-only direct to the printer. I can't see any virtual device under /dev/ that seems to correspond to the printer.
The output from System Information looks like this:
Generic Bulk Device: Product ID: 0x5011 Vendor ID: 0x0416 (Winbond Electronics Corp.) Version: 3.00 Serial Number: 1234567890 Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec Manufacturer: Generic Location ID: 0x14100000 / 1 Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA): 100 1284 Device ID: print00
Is there a way to send text (ASCII) to the printer?
When Mac OS X tries to identify the printer it manages to send PostScript code that the printer outputs verbatim so at least some parts of the communication with printer works. If I just could avoid sending PostScript code and instead just send ordinary text.