I am working on an Argox printer using PPLB command set. What I need is to see the commands sent to the printer when I click "Print Test Page" button of the printer properties panel. Saving to a .prn file would be perfect. Thanks for any help.
Open Printer Properties (not Printing Preferences) and go to the Ports tab.
Note down the default output port.
- Select the
- Click Apply (or OK).
When you print, you should get a "Save Print Output As" dialog. This will allow you to save as a
.prnfile. This should work with the "Print Test Page" button (that's where I got the screenshot).
Don't forget to change your Port back to the original setting so you can print again!
You can pause the printer and spool the document, to capture the spool file in
C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS, or you can just select the option to
Keep printed documentsin Printer Properties (remember to uncheck it when you're done testing).
You can use wireshark to look at the USB packets being sent to the printer.