JasperStarter is a commandline launcher and batch compiler for JasperReports. It can run any JasperReport that needs a JDBC, CSV, or empty data source, use any database for which a JDBC driver is available, execute reports that need runtime parameters, print directly to the system default or a given printer, optionally show a printer dialog to choose a printer, optionally show a print preview, export to file in the PDF, RTF, .docx, .odt, and HTML formats, export multiple formats in one commanding call, print and export in one commanding call, and integrate in non-Java applications (for example PHP, Python) A binary executable is available for Windows. JapserStarter is able to prompt for report parameters. Any parameter whose class has a string constructor is accepted. Additionally, the following types are supported or have special handlers: date, image (see usage), and locale.
printformPdf is a wrapper for the TCPDF class that allows you to documents from a PDF template by populating it with user data. It has features for printing "data grids" and repeating data on the page (which is useful for business cards, for example) and drawing bar codes, QR codes, polygons, and images from source picture files etc. Data priniting parameters (position, font name/size, color, rotation) can be saved in an XML configuration file.
Bidwell (named for Shelford Bidwell, the inventor of the first true fax machine way back in the late 1800s) is a set of Perl scripts that are designed to run as a cron job on a Unix-like system to download emails from a POP3 account and send their contents to a CUPS or lpr printer.
DynamicReports is a Java reporting library based on JasperReports. It allows you to create dynamic report designs and it doesn't need a visual report designer. You can very quickly create reports and produce documents that can be displayed, printed, or exported into many popular formats such as PDF, Excel, Word, and others.
jZebra is a Java applet which allows you to print barcodes, receipts, and more from a Web page to your industry printer. It sends raw print commands and basic HTML and PDFs to your raw, PostScript, or LaserJet printer. It has been tested with Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Opera. It supports parallel, serial, USB, and network printers.
Print Release System provides Web-based management of System V printing. It sits between Samba and the System V printing system. It ought to be relatively easy to make it work with other printing systems. After the job is printed, the user needs to consult a Web page that shows their queued jobs, which can be selected and released for printing (or canceled). A record is maintained for each job and, once the user reaches a quota, they can't release any further jobs to the printer.