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Does anyone know how or even if it is possible to check for such errors using the Java Comm API concerning the printer, such as if there is a paper jam, or if the printer is online and so forth. It seems like the only checking is concerning the comm port. If it makes it that far, it's good.

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Would this be a case of sending a status request from Java to the printer via the com port and reading what was sent back?
 
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