I'm working with my programmer on the backend of my website. I need to have the functionality where I can pre-select certain printers in the warehouse due to having different types of paper size or labels for different functions of the website which would automatically print to that shared network printer when called.
Network Printer 1: Special 8.5x11 paper with stickers on the bottom.
Network Printer 2: Special 3x5 label paper roll.
Network Printer 3: Regular 8.5x11 paper.
Network Printer 4: Another printer for special 3x5 label paper roll.
I sent him a wireframe of an admin "pre-select printer" page where admin users could browse/select/save these different network printers from the computer so when these different functions are called the right network printer is used to automatically print.
However, he tells me that this isn't possible to catch local network printers from web applications; but this is why I sent him the admin "pre-select printer" page, I thought this would be a good work-around to this issue.
He also sent me the following link where someone discusses this same issue, but I see the responses are from 2008 so maybe there is something new out that could work.
Does anyone know if my admin "pre-select printer" page would work for this?
Or if anyone has any suggestion of how I can get this to work properly so I can automatically print to the right printer when a certain function is called through admin?