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Label Printer
Owner Space
Status Infrastructure
Location SlabPi
Tool Yes
Tool category General

Label Printer


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This is the label printer.

Drivers + entry in cups is on the SlabPi at the moment. Scripts in /home/labelprinter gets executed from Nurdbot. For now it's which takes an empty label and puts text in there using imagemagick which gets printed.

What hardware is this

  • Seiko SLP-650
  • 99014 Shipping Labels
  • Use 'paper size 'Shipping (SLP-SRL)

How to use

Via irc

  • Use !label

Tips for making excellent labels (tbd)

These tips are saved for posterity. For now only !label kan be used.

  • There is no grayscale, make images 1 bit color (and use floyd-steinberg (normal) dithering if needed, looks teh best :) )
  • There are a couple of previously printed labels in de homedir of user "printer" (/printerhome/ on Printer-desktop) which can easily be re-used.
  • For text only, you can use !label @ Nurdbot

Script that is called to do the printing.

# Takes arguments and puts it as text in a templated label for our labelprinter
if [[ $# -eq 0 ]] ; then
    echo 'No arguments given, exiting...'
    exit 0
echo $*
if [ "$(echo $1 | awk '{print substr($0,0,3)}')" == "0x" ] ; then
#This is a sanitised input from nurdbot.
#INPUT=$(python3 -c "print(bytes.fromhex('$1'.strip()[2:]).decode('utf8'))")
INPUT=$(python -c "print('$1'[2:].decode('hex'))")
echo $INPUT
cd /home/labelprinter/nurdbotlabelprinting/
cp empty.png output.png
convert output.png output.gif
convert output.gif -background none -font "Garuda.ttf"  -gravity Center\
 -size 744x377 caption:"$INPUT" -layers flatten output.gif

convert output.gif -rotate 90 output.gif

# lpr -PSII_SLP650 output.gif
# lp -o landscape -o fit-to-page -o media=Shipping -d SII_SLP650 output.gif

# print!
lp -d SII_SLP650 output.gif

# qiv output.gif
echo $INPUT >> label.log

#code for moving to next empty label but it's not reliable
#printf "\f" |lpr -P SLP650

PPD that seems to work

*PPD-Adobe: "4.3"
*%%%% PPD file for SLP650/SLP650SE with CUPS.
*%%%% Created by the CUPS PPD Compiler CUPS v1.5.3.
*% Seiko Instruments Inc Smart Label Printer PPD file for
*% the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS).
*% Copyright 1997-2003 by Easy Software Products.
*% These coded instructions, statements, and computer programs are the
*% property of Easy Software Products and are pr
*FormatVersion: "4.3"
*FileVersion: "13.37"
*LanguageVersion: English
*LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1
*PCFileName: "siislp650-NURD.ppd"
*Product: "(SII SLP650)"
*Manufacturer: "SII"
*ModelName: "SII SLP650/NURD"
*ShortNickName: "SII SLP650/NURD"
*NickName: "SII SLP650/NURD, 13.37"
*PSVersion: "(3010.000) 550"
*LanguageLevel: "3"
*ColorDevice: False
*DefaultColorSpace: Gray
*FileSystem: False
*Throughput: "25"
*LandscapeOrientation: Plus90
*TTRasterizer: Type42
*% Driver-defined attributes...
*APPrinterIconPath: "/Library/Printers/SII/"
*cupsVersion: 1.5
*cupsModelNumber: 294
*cupsManualCopies: False
*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-raster 0 /usr/lib/cups/filter/seikoslp.rastertolabel"
*cupsLanguages: "en"
*OpenUI *PageSize/Media Size: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *PageSize
*DefaultPageSize: Nurds
*PageSize Nurds/Nurds (SLP-NURD): "<</PageSize[153 268]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *PageSize
*OpenUI *PageRegion/Media Size: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *PageRegion
*DefaultPageRegion: Nurds
*PageRegion Nurds/Nurds (SLP-NURD): "<</PageSize[153 268]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *PageRegion
*DefaultImageableArea: Nurds
*ImageableArea Nurds/Nurds (SLP-NURD): "0 0 153.071 286.299"
*DefaultPaperDimension: Nurds
*PaperDimension Nurds/Nurds (SLP-NURD): "153.071 286.299"
*MaxMediaWidth: "153"
*MaxMediaHeight: "268"
*HWMargins: 0 0 0 0
*CustomPageSize True: "pop pop pop <</PageSize[5 -2 roll]/ImagingBBox null>>setpagedevice"
*ParamCustomPageSize Width: 1 points 36 153
*ParamCustomPageSize Height: 2 points 36 268
*ParamCustomPageSize WidthOffset: 3 points 0 0
*ParamCustomPageSize HeightOffset: 4 points 0 0
*ParamCustomPageSize Orientation: 5 int 0 0
*OpenUI *Resolution/Resolution: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *Resolution
*DefaultResolution: 300dpi
*Resolution 300dpi/300 DPI: "<</HWResolution[300 300]/cupsBitsPerColor 1/cupsRowCount 0/cupsRowFeed 0/cupsRowStep 0/cupsColorSpace 3>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *Resolution
*OpenGroup: SIISLPOptions/SIISLPOptions
*OpenUI *Density/Output Quality: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *Density
*DefaultDensity: MediumQuality
*Density LowQuality/Low: ""
*Density MediumQuality/Medium: ""
*Density HighQuality/High: ""
*CloseUI: *Density
*OpenUI *FinePrint/Fine Print: Boolean
*OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *FinePrint
*DefaultFinePrint: False
*FinePrint True/1: ""
*FinePrint False/0: ""
*CloseUI: *FinePrint
*CloseGroup: SIISLPOptions
*DefaultFont: Courier
*Font AvantGarde-Book: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-BookOblique: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-Demi: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font AvantGarde-DemiOblique: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Demi: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-DemiItalic: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-Light: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Bookman-LightItalic: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Bold: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-BoldOblique: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Courier-Oblique: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Bold: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-BoldOblique: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Helvetica-Oblique: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Bold: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Italic: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font NewCenturySchlbk-Roman: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Bold: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-BoldItalic: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Italic: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Palatino-Roman: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Symbol: Special "(001.005)" Special ROM
*Font Times-Bold: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-BoldItalic: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Italic: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font Times-Roman: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfChancery-MediumItalic: Standard "(1.05)" Standard ROM
*Font ZapfDingbats: Special "(001.005)" Special ROM
*% End of siislp650.ppd, 14340 bytes.
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