php_dave - 8:31 am on Sep 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Does anyone on here have experience with using a receipt printer connected directly to a laptop or PC?
I've made a website for a shop and they want to be able to print out orders to use as receipts for the till and for the delivery guy. I will make the order appear on an otherwise blank page on the website so they can select "Print Page" but they will be printing a lot of orders so it would be highly impractical to use a normal inkjet A4 printer.
The obvious answer is a receipt printer. However, I have never worked with one and so I was wondering, do they plug into the laptop like a normal printer and just print whatever they're told to i.e. the page on display? Or will there be some complication where they only work with special POS software or something?
Anyone with any knowledge, please tell me what you know :) Thanks!