But I don't want to open the file on client side, I want to give the server side generated PDf file to the client side printer directly. That means for me the file will be created and placed on server side and I want to send that file to the printer that was configured on client side without opening the file.
posted 12 years ago
If you're using a UNIX server, and if that server can access the client's printer via an Internet Printing Protocol (possible in an intranet configuration), you can use CUPS (using it's Ghostscript interface) to directly send PDF files to your client's printer.
That is how our ERP system prints graphical documents to our printer: The printers have a fixed ip address, and are reachable from our unix server. On the unix server, all our printers have their own print queue. The reporting system generates pdf files, and sends the file to the appropriate print queue on the unix server.
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