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How to print to a thermal printer from Android

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by OM2, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. OM2

    OM2 Well-Known Member
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    Has anyone here used a thermal printer to print from Android?

    The paper is of a specific size.
    If I get what I want to print to be the same size, is it then a simple case of choosing to print?

    I will be wanting to print from the web and/or gmail.

    On PC: it's JUST not that simple.
    You can't install the printer driver and send ANY print job.
    You have to jump through 10 different hoops - someone designed it to be like this.
    I make the correct paper size... I send the print job... and only 2/3rd of the paper can be printed onto.
    That was using a zebra printer.

    There's loads of bluetooth printers out there that are for Android.
    I want to get one and try. But thought I would ask here first just incase.


  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Not that I'd seen a thread about.
  3. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    On my PCs, they'd detect the printer, automatically install its drivers, configure it, test it, and be printing in minutes. Of course, my PCs run Linux. :)

    As for Android, I have no experience relevant to your situation, but it seems like it should be doable. What about asking manufacturers of various thermal printers how to print from Android? Maybe they have their own apps. You could choose a printer based on its ease of use with Android.
    Davdi likes this.

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