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Let's play, find a printer

Brian Gregory

Joined: Mar 05, 2003
Posts: 1
Howdy, this is my first time working with the Print API's in Java (javax.print). I haven't really found much information on it. Can I find a specific printer and then monitor it's job queque to see what it is printing? If so can someone give me a clue as how to get started? I'm printing labels and while we have 10 printers in the network, only one printer can print these labels. Thanks.

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Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
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For the most part the printing API just hooks into your operating systems handling of printing. If you use a PrinterJob the OS's standard printer dialog will pop-up and let you select the printer that you want to use.

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