Printing on dot matrix printer in windows xp



Ryan
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Hi i have a printer connected to a 2003 server that is shared to the network.
I have printed to this printer from windows 98 machines using the paper sixe
us std fanfold and it prints fine. Now when i use the same settings on a
windows xp pc the totals it prints are never aligned properly in a column. I
am using the generic text only driver and have set the paper size on the
server itself. I think it may be a driver issue but no drivers are available
for this printer as it is an old nixdorf printer.

Tom Ferguson
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
I cannot locate enough detail about the printer to be able to guess
which available printer driver might match the requirements of your
unit. It would seem to be one of the dot-matrix point-of-sale units from
Wincor Nixdorf. Please let us know the model number and any other
details you have.

In the meantime, drivers worth trying (if it is not one of the ink-jet
units) might be the Generic Epson 9 pin and the IBM Graphics printer.
The IBM Graphics printer will not print using any printer-resident
fonts - TrueType or Postscript Type 1 fonts only since it prints in
graphics mode only - if it will do anything useful at all. These drivers
are on the Windows CD. Run the Add Printer wizard and de-select options
to automatically detect and install.

The present contact would seem to be:
Michael Schelzky
Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 386 43086
E-Mail: michael.schelzky@wincor-nixdorf.com


Let us know.

Tom
MSMVP
Windows Shell/User


"Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:85B3EC77-550F-47D5-BC65-306D6B6F4B21@microsoft.com...
: Hi i have a printer connected to a 2003 server that is shared to the
network.
: I have printed to this printer from windows 98 machines using the
paper sixe
: us std fanfold and it prints fine. Now when i use the same settings on
a
: windows xp pc the totals it prints are never aligned properly in a
column. I
: am using the generic text only driver and have set the paper size on
the
: server itself. I think it may be a driver issue but no drivers are
available
: for this printer as it is an old nixdorf printer.

Tom Ferguson
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
PS

I have discovered a greater ranger of printers than I first suspected:
Highprint 4818, 4915, 6001 for example.They seem to be Siemens units.
however, no joy yet as the last printer-specific drivers seem to be
Windows 9x drivers which do not work with Windows NT systems (as you
know).

Tom
MSMVP
Windows Shell/User

"Tom Ferguson" <tom@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uIfuRyDbFHA.1504@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
:I cannot locate enough detail about the printer to be able to guess
: which available printer driver might match the requirements of your
: unit. It would seem to be one of the dot-matrix point-of-sale units
from
: Wincor Nixdorf. Please let us know the model number and any other
: details you have.
:
: In the meantime, drivers worth trying (if it is not one of the ink-jet
: units) might be the Generic Epson 9 pin and the IBM Graphics printer.
: The IBM Graphics printer will not print using any printer-resident
: fonts - TrueType or Postscript Type 1 fonts only since it prints in
: graphics mode only - if it will do anything useful at all. These
drivers
: are on the Windows CD. Run the Add Printer wizard and de-select
options
: to automatically detect and install.
:
: The present contact would seem to be:
: Michael Schelzky
: Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 386 43086
: E-Mail: michael.schelzky@wincor-nixdorf.com
:
:
: Let us know.
:
: Tom
: MSMVP
: Windows Shell/User
:
:
: "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: news:85B3EC77-550F-47D5-BC65-306D6B6F4B21@microsoft.com...
:: Hi i have a printer connected to a 2003 server that is shared to the
: network.
:: I have printed to this printer from windows 98 machines using the
: paper sixe
:: us std fanfold and it prints fine. Now when i use the same settings
on
: a
:: windows xp pc the totals it prints are never aligned properly in a
: column. I
:: am using the generic text only driver and have set the paper size on
: the
:: server itself. I think it may be a driver issue but no drivers are
: available
:: for this printer as it is an old nixdorf printer.
:
:

Ryan
07-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Hi Tom
Thanks for your help
The Printer is a Nixdorf Computer and the Badge on the side states its a
Zeilendrukker Lpm 600.
Thats the only info i can find
Thanks
Ryan

"Tom Ferguson" wrote:

> PS
>
> I have discovered a greater ranger of printers than I first suspected:
> Highprint 4818, 4915, 6001 for example.They seem to be Siemens units.
> however, no joy yet as the last printer-specific drivers seem to be
> Windows 9x drivers which do not work with Windows NT systems (as you
> know).
>
> Tom
> MSMVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> "Tom Ferguson" <tom@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uIfuRyDbFHA.1504@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> :I cannot locate enough detail about the printer to be able to guess
> : which available printer driver might match the requirements of your
> : unit. It would seem to be one of the dot-matrix point-of-sale units
> from
> : Wincor Nixdorf. Please let us know the model number and any other
> : details you have.
> :
> : In the meantime, drivers worth trying (if it is not one of the ink-jet
> : units) might be the Generic Epson 9 pin and the IBM Graphics printer.
> : The IBM Graphics printer will not print using any printer-resident
> : fonts - TrueType or Postscript Type 1 fonts only since it prints in
> : graphics mode only - if it will do anything useful at all. These
> drivers
> : are on the Windows CD. Run the Add Printer wizard and de-select
> options
> : to automatically detect and install.
> :
> : The present contact would seem to be:
> : Michael Schelzky
> : Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 386 43086
> : E-Mail: michael.schelzky@wincor-nixdorf.com
> :
> :
> : Let us know.
> :
> : Tom
> : MSMVP
> : Windows Shell/User
> :
> :
> : "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : news:85B3EC77-550F-47D5-BC65-306D6B6F4B21@microsoft.com...
> :: Hi i have a printer connected to a 2003 server that is shared to the
> : network.
> :: I have printed to this printer from windows 98 machines using the
> : paper sixe
> :: us std fanfold and it prints fine. Now when i use the same settings
> on
> : a
> :: windows xp pc the totals it prints are never aligned properly in a
> : column. I
> :: am using the generic text only driver and have set the paper size on
> : the
> :: server itself. I think it may be a driver issue but no drivers are
> : available
> :: for this printer as it is an old nixdorf printer.
> :
> :
>
>
>

stev1tb
07-09-2005, 10:31 PM
"Ryan65" wrote:
> Hi i have a printer connected to a 2003 server that is shared
> to the network.
> I have printed to this printer from windows 98 machines using
> the paper sixe
> us std fanfold and it prints fine. Now when i use the same
> settings on a
> windows xp pc the totals it prints are never aligned properly
> in a column. I
> am using the generic text only driver and have set the paper
> size on the
> server itself. I think it may be a driver issue but no drivers
> are available
> for this printer as it is an old nixdorf printer.

Hi Guys. Can you pls tell me if you have resolved this already as i am
sitting with the same problem. The only difference is that i am
printing to an epson fx2190. It works fine through the actuall driver,
but is not recommended as it prints very slow and the fonts are too
small as well. I have been searching for a different generic driver,
but no luck. Can you pls help me.

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Box134
07-09-2005, 10:31 PM
If it's printing too slow, usually it means you have the dots-per-inch
setting too high. On my Epson I can choose 360x360, 360x180, or 180x180. I
always use 360x180 because it's a good compromise between resolution and
speed. 360x360 is painfully slow and I only use it for resumes or the like
when I want the best quality.

Now, if you could use the resident printer fonts with a Generic Printer
driver you could really smoke.


"stev1tb" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi Guys. Can you pls tell me if you have resolved this already as i am
> sitting with the same problem. The only difference is that i am
> printing to an epson fx2190. It works fine through the actuall driver,
> but is not recommended as it prints very slow and the fonts are too
> small as well. I have been searching for a different generic driver,
> but no luck. Can you pls help me.


Printing on dot matrix printer in windows xp