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Eltron 2844 CTP Printer on Ubuntu


I need to get an Eltron 2844 CTP Thermal Printer working under Ubuntu.
The actual printer model is "UPS LP2844PSAT", part no: "120625-005".

Zebra (who apparently now owns Eltron) has only Windows drivers on their site, and the printer wasn't in Ubuntu's "Foomatic" driver database.

Does anyone know how to get this working, or where I can find a .pdd file?

The printer supports usb/parellel/serial.


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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Thanks Steve,

    The driver you recommend does work for the most part. It seems to scale down the printout though. It looses about 1/8" for every inch of height. Will that adversely affect barcode reading if the barcode shrinks some?



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I got it working by selecting the Zebra manufacturer, EPL2 driver.

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