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Re: using Brother QL-570 printer with Perl
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No, I don't expect the Monks to do my research for me. When I have had experience with something and see a question I often take the time to share my experience or give a suggestion or two. Often a "try this" or "I don't think you are looking at this the right way" can be very helpful.
I have spent about 30 minutes doing a Google search and so far have only found "use this Windows program" types of solutions. Trying to use custom written Perl code under Linux I have not found anything helpful.
Brother does not seem to have a phone number to call for these types of questions. I have posted a question on their web site. The web site states that it often takes 3 days to get a response. Since I will probably get a "use Windows software" answer from the India contact center I am looking for answers elsewhere.
I will do a little more searching on Perl support of barcodes but if I can't talk to the printer it will be a waste of time. I don't have a clue if sending data to a USB connected barcode printer is easy or not. So far getting information is not easy and getting help is not working out too well. I'm pretty sure I can "roll my own" barcodes with about 2 hours of programming. It often takes me more than 2 hours to take the "easy" path of downloading something and then trying to get it to work.
Once again I am faced with the question authoring problems. If I ask a short question I get attacked for not doing my own work. If I ask a long question with lots of details and demonstration of work I bore people and give some lots to shoot at. When I go for the middle ground it doesn't seem to work well either. The engineering Q&A sites seem to have the same problem so I guess that is the way it has to be.