I use my brother ptouch labeler for all sorts of random things using the fantastic B-Label linux labeling program. Used mostly to print shipping labels via paypal for 3D Hubs orders and Ciclop PCB orders from the project store, you can also print very nice looking labels, stickers and cards using gLabels Label Designer. The CUPS driver however doesn’t seem to understand non-stop roll fed media, so using the printer with fixed sized pages wasn’t practical. The time now is Pluggable USB microscope with 3d printable stand.

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Brother PT-1230PC on Ubuntu Linux

If you are using 62mm tape, select linkx. I had almost forgotten about the device, when I found a post about a C program that printed images with the device.

Brother’s Linux drivers for labellers are here – they usually provide excellent Linux support but the PTPC is absent from this list. You’re not the only one to hit that problem.

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Note that you need atleast Ubuntu 9. Results 1 to 5 of 5. Unpacking qllpr from qllpr I use my brother ptouch labeler for all sorts of random things using the fantastic B-Label linux labeling program. Install the dependencies using: Download drivers Download LPR driver and cupswrapper driver.


Nrother only printed the last two characters and stopped. In few hours, I came up with a simple Broyher script that had two fields for inputting text, which it then rendered with GD. Setting up qllpr 1. It allows you to for example create one big image composed of lots of little labels and print that as a single job. I verified this twice. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Set the p-t1230pc size and Try a test print Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.

I tried this program out and nothing happened when I pressed the print button, so I stupidly pressed the print button a few more times. Install LPR driver and cupswrapper driver I think I then turned it off, unplugged it, plugged it in pt-1230px and turned the printer on – then it promptly printed 4 labels off the rapidly-dwindling sample tape that was still in the machine.

I e-mailed the developer about this. I hope you find it useful aswell.

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As time went by, I started tweaking the program, made a more or less practical GUI with Glade, switched brothed GD to Pango for font rendering and added some features I saw in screenshots brther the Brother’s included software. Printer entry on the cups web interface USB Connection Printer entry on the cups web interface Network Connection Test Print Output from the cups web interface 62mm width continuous tape. Originally Posted by sean4u.


Check LPR driver and cupswrapper driver rpm rpm -qa grep -e qllpr -e qlcupswrapper qlcupswrapper June 14th, 4. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.

Setting up qlcupswrapper 1. I added a –fromfile command line argument to it to get around the between-label feed issue for a job that needed hundreds of labels.

It’s not actually about the font size, but a specific pattern on a single line. Originally Posted by Fraoch. Login as a superuser or use “sudo” brothher if it is required Step 2.