[rescue] my first big iron! and a couple of questions:

R. Lonstein ross-sunhelp at lonsteins.com
Sat Jan 3 08:11:18 CST 2004

On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 10:05:21AM +0000, Kris Kirby wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Jan 2004, Bill Bradford wrote:
> > I'm still a big fan of "INSERT 25 CENTS" on older Laserjets. 8-)
> STORY. How can I do this?

It's HP PJL, printer job language. Send the following to the printer:
 <ESC>%-12345X at PJL<CR><LF>

substitute the appropriate control codes for my abbreviations.  If
it's too long for the display it will truncate on older models and
scroll on newer ones; try to limit to 16 chars I think. Lines like
"PRINTER TIRED", "BEWARE I LIVE" (sinistar reference, btw), "KILL A
TREE", "KTNX" or "SNAFU" are good ones.

- Ross

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