Native bind printers on POSIX and Windows OS from Node.js, electron and node-webkit.
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I was involved in a project where I need to print from Node.JS. This is the reason why I created this project and I want to share my code with others.
- no dependecies;
- native method wrappers from Windows and POSIX (which uses CUPS 1.4/MAC OS X 10.6) APIs;
- compatible with node v0.8.x, 0.9.x and v0.11.x (with 0.11.9 and 0.11.13);
- compatible with node-webkit v0.8.x and 0.9.2;
getPrinters()to enumerate all installed printers with current jobs and statuses;
getPrinter(printerName)to get a specific/default printer info with current jobs and statuses;
getPrinterDriverOptions(printerName)(POSIX only) to get a specific/default printer driver options such as supported paper size and other info
getSelectedPaperSize(printerName)(POSIX only) to get a specific/default printer default paper size from its driver options
getDefaultPrinterName()return the default printer name;
printDirect(options)to send a job to a specific/default printer, now supports CUPS options passed in the form of a JS object (see
cancelJob.jsexample). To print a PDF from windows it is possible by using node-pdfium module to convert a PDF format into EMF and after to send to printer as EMF;
printFile(options)(POSIX only) to print a file;
getSupportedPrintFormats()to get all possible print formats for printDirect method which depends on OS.
TEXTare supported from all OS-es;
getJob(printerName, jobId)to get a specific job info including job status;
setJob(printerName, jobId, command)to send a command to a job (e.g.
'CANCEL'to cancel the job);
getSupportedJobCommands()to get supported job commands for setJob() depends on OS.
'CANCEL'command is supported from all OS-es.
How to install:
npm install printer
How to use:
- Ion Lupascu, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thiago Lugli, @thiagoelg
- Eko Eryanto, @ekoeryanto
Feel free to download, test and propose new futures