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.
Barcode4J is a barcode generation package. The following symbologies are currently implemented: Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, Codabar, Code 128, UPC-A and UPC-E (with supplementals), EAN-13 and EAN-8 (with supplementals), EAN-128, POSTNET, Royal Mail Customer Barcode, PDF417, and DataMatrix. Supported output formats are SVG, EPS (Encapsulated PostScript), Bitmap images (such as PNG or JPEG), and Java2D (AWT). Additional features include two APIs (XML-oriented and Bean-style), a Servlet with support for SVG, EPS, and bitmap output, a command-line interface, a demonstration applet, and extensions for Apache Xalan-J, SAXON, and Apache FOP.
TFORMer is a versatile barcode label printing and reporting program. It provides a uniform solution for creating all types of documents like labels, forms, serial letters, lists, and reports. TFORMer is used on workstations, as a server-based output system or as a report generator SDK. Documents are created with the graphical layout editor TFORMer Designer. For printing purposes, data is entered manually or imported from databases or files. Templates for compliance labeling (e.g. AIAG, VDA, DHL, GS1, etc.) reduce design efforts significantly. For software developers, the output functionality is available with TFORMer Runtime. This cross-platform reporting SDK supports all types of barcodes, direct printing, PostScript, HTML, ZPL-II, and image and PDF creation. It integrates perfectly into client and server solutions. APIs are available for .NET, DLL, COM, and Java.
CPS (Coherent Printing System) is a Foomatic/GhostScript-based print spooling system for Linux which controls printers correctly even when the same physical printer is used in several different modes under different names (e.g., draft, colour, and greyscale on the same inkjet). All spooling is handled by the central daemon which allows network job submission to work without installing the print daemon, Foomatic, or GhostScript on the client machines. Samba printing is also catered for.
foo2lava is a driver for printers that use the Zenographics LAVAFLOW wire protocol for their print data, such as the Konica Minolta magicolor 2530 DL or the Konica Minolta magicolor 2490 MF. These printers are often erroneously referred to as winprinters or GDI printers. In fact, LAVAFLOW printers are raster printers that happen to use a very efficient wire protocol that was developed by Zenographics and licensed by most major printer manufacturers for at least some of their product lines. LAVAFLOW is just one of many wire protocols that are in use today, such as Postscript, PCL, Epson, ZjStream, etc.
foo2qpdl is a printer driver for printers that use the QPDL wire protocol for their print data, such as the Samsung CLP-300, CLP-310, CLP-315 or the Samsung CLP-600, CLP-610nd, CLP-620nd. These printers are often erroneously referred to as winprinters or GDI printers. In fact, QPDL printers are raster printers which happen to use a very efficient wire protocol. QPDL is just one of many wire protocols that are in use today, such as PostScript, PCL, Epson, and ZjStream.