A simple Golang package for handling Epson ESC-POS printer commands. It also provides a simple TM-Intelligent/ePOS-XML server implementation.
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About escpos

This is a simple Golang package that provides ESC-POS library functions to help with sending control codes to a ESC-POS capable printer such as an Epson TM-T82 or similar.

These printers are often used in retail environments in conjunction with a point-of-sale (POS) system.

Installation

Install the package via the following:

go get -u github.com/knq/escpos

Example epos-server

An example EPOS server implementation is available in the epos-server subdirectory of this project. This example server is more or less compatible with Epson TM-Intelligent printers and print server implementations.

Usage

The escpos package can be used similarly to the following:

package main

import (
    "bufio"
    "os"

    "github.com/knq/escpos"
)

func main() {
    f, err := os.Open("/dev/usb/lp3")
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }
    defer f.Close()

    w := bufio.NewWriter(f)
    p := escpos.New(w)

    p.Init()
    p.SetSmooth(1)
    p.SetFontSize(2, 3)
    p.SetFont("A")
    p.Write("test ")
    p.SetFont("B")
    p.Write("test2 ")
    p.SetFont("C")
    p.Write("test3 ")
    p.Formfeed()

    p.SetFont("B")
    p.SetFontSize(1, 1)

    p.SetEmphasize(1)
    p.Write("halle")
    p.Formfeed()

    p.SetUnderline(1)
    p.SetFontSize(4, 4)
    p.Write("halle")

    p.SetReverse(1)
    p.SetFontSize(2, 4)
    p.Write("halle")
    p.Formfeed()

    p.SetFont("C")
    p.SetFontSize(8, 8)
    p.Write("halle")
    p.FormfeedN(5)

    p.Cut()
    p.End()

    w.Flush()
}

TODO

  • Fix barcode/image support
  • Update code to be idiomatic Go
  • Fix example server implementation