The backbone of the modern printing infrastructure
- Types and levels of bidirectional communication
- Driver to Spooler
- Language Monitor to Port Monitor
- Language Monitor and status reports
Bidirectional printing communication is a typical underappreciated technical development. Although it is the literal backbone of any advanced printing system that leans on IT support to control printing errors and production performance, it is not well known or much talked about even in the professional printing industries.
The lack of knowledge about bidirectional communication hinders creative approaches to using its benefits in current and future solutions, and in gathering information for this white paper, the author found that even general online resources in the industry proved appallingly lacking on the topic.
This white paper aims to educate the intermediate to advanced technical reader on the basic structure of bidirectional printing communication in printing infrastructures supported by NiceLabel products. While other printing solutions that include bidirectional communication are not approached in detail, there are few (if any) differences in the basic approach to the technical structure.
The white paper will provide the reader with a birds-eye view of what bidirectional communication in labeling entails, providing a base to build upon and hopefully, a resource to draw from in the development of new and creative label printing solutions.
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