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[Not Solved] Automatic print Customer Order on thermal Printer format

#1 kittip Offline Junior Member
Is there any feature to print the customer order on thermal printer format automatically?
#2 anth Offline Member
We use an ink jet but I guess it's the same idea. At present we use thunderbird mail client with an adon and when we recieve the email to say there's an order it automatically prints to the ink jet. If the thermal printer shows up as a printer it woukd do the same. You woukd probably have to create the mail template in simple text. Please let me know how you get on with a thermal printer as we are tempted with that idea.
#3 kittip Offline Junior Member
Thanks Anth for your reply, i have used before with other online application by attaching order to email and print the attachement automatically. I am also looking the functionality that can be printed on GPRS thermal receipt printer? I hope this feature is available.
#4 makanmakan Offline Junior Member
Have a look at this article about another system that connects with Google Cloud Print.

http://support.opendining.net/article/31...loud-print

(04 Mar, 01:33 PM)anth Wrote: We use an ink jet but I guess it's the same idea. At present we use thunderbird mail client with an adon and when we recieve the email to say there's an order it automatically prints to the ink jet. If the thermal printer shows up as a printer it woukd do the same. You woukd probably have to create the mail template in simple text. Please let me know how you get on with a thermal printer as we are tempted with that idea.

What's the name of the Thunderbird plugin? Sounds very useful
#5 anth Offline Member
(12 May, 09:59 AM)makanmakan Wrote: Have a look at this article about another system that connects with Google Cloud Print.

http://support.opendining.net/article/31...loud-print

(04 Mar, 01:33 PM)anth Wrote: We use an ink jet but I guess it's the same idea. At present we use thunderbird mail client with an adon and when we recieve the email to say there's an order it automatically prints to the ink jet. If the thermal printer shows up as a printer it woukd do the same. You woukd probably have to create the mail template in simple text. Please let me know how you get on with a thermal printer as we are tempted with that idea.

What's the name of the Thunderbird plugin? Sounds very useful

Not 100% sure on its name, a google search brought me the answer. I then installed another plugin to remove the headings on the email so you literally just get the body text - it works great for us, using a thermal printer now too.
#6 edlin22 Offline Newbie
(12 May, 10:03 AM)anth Wrote:
(12 May, 09:59 AM)makanmakan Wrote: Have a look at this article about another system that connects with Google Cloud Print.

http://support.opendining.net/article/31...loud-print

(04 Mar, 01:33 PM)anth Wrote: We use an ink jet but I guess it's the same idea. At present we use thunderbird mail client with an adon and when we recieve the email to say there's an order it automatically prints to the ink jet. If the thermal printer shows up as a printer it woukd do the same. You woukd probably have to create the mail template in simple text. Please let me know how you get on with a thermal printer as we are tempted with that idea.

What's the name of the Thunderbird plugin? Sounds very useful

Not 100% sure on its name, a google search brought me the answer. I then installed another plugin to remove the headings on the email so you literally just get the body text - it works great for us, using a thermal printer now too.

One solution is to use Automatic Email Manager offered by this company http://www.automatic-email-manager.com/o...nager.aspx. It seems to work fine with my take out restaurant. Upon setting up all the details, no further human intervention required to print orders coming through emails. Hope this help in your search for a solution.  Edward
#7 makanmakan Offline Junior Member
Thanks @edlne22, very useful.

I note that it's possible to setup automatic printing in Outlook and Thunderbird using flters.

see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/993558
Another thunderbird extension can change how emails look when printed so you can minimise the unnecessary information: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunder...tingtools/
#8 argy Offline Newbie
I'm very keen to understand more about this if anyone can help please.

I installed filtaquilla and can succesfully print the body (and header etc) of an email on my thermal printer (Citizen CT-S2000) using 80mm plain paper.

The problem that I'm facing is that the print is tiny and can't be read.

I tried to create a dummy email with "HUGE" font size but that was no better.

The subject came out at a decent size but not the important stuff.

May I ask what success you have had and how you achieved it if you did manage to print out a legible order?

Thanks in anticipation
Argy
#9 anth Offline Member
Try modifying your email template? Its what we had to do to fit onto the 80mm paper
#10 keenoldharry Offline Newbie
you might find a generic thermal printer such as the http://www.able-systems.com/product-solu...rs/ap1600/ would work just the same as a usb/serial connection (if you have bluetooth).

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