I’ve been working to get a Brother QL-570 label printer working with Raspbian on a Model B Revision 2.0 Raspberry Pi.
Got CUPS installed and working fine, test page no problem.
First Issue: Long delay (around 30 seconds) to get the test page printed. I tried to address this by reconfiguring the printer setup for “Raw Printing” (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26329186/creating-a-raw-printer-queue-in-cups-host-and-adding-them-through-cups-client) but was unable to print test pages from the RPi. So I’m not sure if it worked.
Second issue: I’m trying to create a system for creating Parking Passes and Tickets for the TidySpace system at VHS. So ultimately allowing the user via a webpage to fill in HTML form values, and passes them into a template for printing on the printer.
I tried setting up https://qz.io/ to simplify things, but ran into configuration issues because JavaFX was removed from the Java8 JDK: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/jdk-8u33-arm-relnotes-2406696.html
Can anyone suggest a good approach for generating timestamped tickets with fields populated on a webpage with this hardware?