Sending a print job to two separate printers using VB 6

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Visual Basic printing
I have prepared a Restaurant Software in VB 6.0 and Access 2001. I have to print a prepaid bill in two copies (one for customer and another for kitchen). One epson lq 300+ printer is attached in LPT1: port and another in USB001:port. I printed the Bill through LPT1: port and I could not print another copy through USB001 port. I have done it using API Calls. I tried it with Crystal Report. It worked successfully, but I could not stop ejecting the page after printing the bill. I just want to leave 6 lines after the bill but it ejected at least 18" in rolling paper (tractor not used). Pls anybody, who helps me to solve this question? If you have solution using API Calls or Crystal Reports - will be highly appreciated. Jeebnath Uprety jnuprety@gmail.com Kathmandu, Nepal

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There are actually a few methods to do this:

One, you could have the document print to a file. Then a batch file runs and sends it to two different printers.

Two, you could use a print server, which would simultaneously drive all printers. (probably my favorite and most reliable option)

Hope this helps!

-Schmidtw

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