I Use a Brother Mfc-J870DW Type of Printer for my ticket Printing Purposes. Its not a POS Printer but a normal Inkjet Printer. It works fine under Windows Printer Mode but I need a better looking bill therefore i tried reformatting it into a Html version. But since i have choosed html mode the printer doesnt seem to print it.
Hmmm, am not at the desk at the moment but sure I have used HTML printer with my laser printer.
Can you send a screenshot of your;
Printer settings for that printer
The action which fires the print job
The rule which contains the action for the print job.
However if it prints fine as Windows Printer (as in from samba set as windows printer not printing from windows) might be an issue with your printer accepting HTML.
Thanks for the replies guys ! @JTRTech I am making the screenshots for you, But as far as I know i didnt change anything in Print automations and the program is in original status. @Jesse I have no changed anything in the original given template which i found under this tutorial [New 4.1.18] HTML Printer Improvements
May be its a Problem with my printer accepting html as you said JTRTech.
Looking back I did try a different template on my laser printer and it seemed to ignore anything inside the html divs,
Will experiment a little more but got to head out so won’t be till tomorrow.
I know html worked fine when I tried a brother label printer html was fine but it was a while ago and I thought I was using html formatting code in windows printer option -but like I said it was a fair few weeks ago and am probably wrong.
If selecting html printer what actually gets sent to the printer? Does samba output?
That sounds like what happened to me with the laser printer.
Maybe the printer does not like the div tags.
Thinking back I think for the label printer I didn’t use div tags but just style tags.
What were you trying to achieve with the div tags?
Looking at your template there is nothing that needs divs and could be done with simple style tags
I know that’s not a solution/answer but try it.
I was first trying to test it and then start styling ,anyway I thought of buying a printer anyway. Do you have any good recommendation for a printer that I could use HTML styling with. Much appreciated.
Sorry, no recommendations from me yet.
Would also be interested.
I have a preference for small hp mono lasers like the 1010 as toner is dirt cheap on eBay easy to change and transfer drum is part of toner cart so replaced with each cart. They are small and workhorses, ideal for invoices but not sure on html, have one so will try.
Am interested to use an a4 printer for more invoice type receipts and account statements to suite a hotel room bill or retail environment.
Havent finished the template yet, I was focused on making the printer works out. As far as i checked, the output looks fine an as expected. I will post a screenshot when I am done with the template. Thank you for your comment