ProForma ESC/P2 Drivers

The ProForma ESC/P2 Drivers from RWAP Software provide up to 720dpi full colour printing to ESC/P2 compatible printers (or to a modern printer if you have QPCPrint on your PC), from within LineDesign and any other ProWeSs based programs.

As well as providing high-speed output in both monochrome and full colour mode, you can choose to print using 180dpi, 360dpi or 720dpi. There is also standard colour printing and a colour replacement driver for use with LineDesign.

Rich Mellor says

"This was an interesting exercise at the time - it was actually my first foray into C programming (!) - I took the original Epson printer driver from Progs as a source and then re-wrote the C code to ignore blank lines and use TIFF binary compression to produce high speed printing; as well as adding the 720dpi mode.
It taught me a lot about Epson printers as well as C programming."

Also included in the sources is an attempt to program the 1440dpi mode - however, for some reason, this does not work - we can only assume that there was something different in how Epson printers handle this print mode.

This package was released into public domain as part of the RWAP Software 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Title: ProForma ESC/P2 Drivers
Language: C
Author: Rich Mellor
Publisher: RWAP Software
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators with min 896K and HD disk drives
Commercial Status: Commercial
Sources Available from: Download ProForma ESC/P2 Sources or Access Latest ProForma ESC/P2 Drivers Sources on Github
Latest Version available from: Sinclair QL Homepage

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