I bumped into your software on google when I was try to research on Reading the print receipt. Can you please help me if you software can help me achieve the below?
We are building a loyalty software where by we would like to read the printed docket receipt. After reading the print file run our business logic and edit the docket by adding offers under docket or the points accumulated by the customer. So can you help us understand if your software can help us to achieve below?
1. Can I intercept the receipt docket that is being printed?
2. We do not want to stop the print. Our process should read the receipt and continue the printing process.
3. Is it possible to Edit the print receipt before it gets printed?
4. Does your software work with all kind of printers, that includes the normal desktop printer , POS receipt printers, ESPON printers, thermal printer?
Looking forward to the reply.
>>1. Can I intercept the receipt docket that is being printed?
Yes, if your printer can be supported by Windows system, our HookPrinter SDK software can intercept the data which sent to printer without any problem.
>>2. We do not want to stop the print. Our process should read the receipt and continue the printing process.
Yes, our HookPrinter SDK software doesn't stop the print, it just capture the print data, and forward the print data to original printer continue;
>>3. Is it possible to Edit the print receipt before it gets printed.
No, the current version of HookPrinter SDK software is can only capture the print data only, it can't edit the print receipt.
However, if you want edit the print receipt, we will try to add this function in the future, for example, if a user prints a document to a Windows Printer, VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK will popup a window to show captured contents on the desktop, you can edit contents in this Window, after you finish the editing, you can click "Print" button on the toolbar, you will get this document to be printed and saved to other formats at same time.
>>4. Does your software work with all kind of printers, that includes the normal desktop printer , POS receipt printers, ESPON printers , thermal printer?
Yes, our software supports all kind of printers, if your printer is supported by Windows spooling system, it will be supported by our HookPrinter SDK software automatically.
Our HookPrinter SDK software works by two methods,
You print a document to any Windows printer, HookPrinter SDK will capture the data for editing, saving and forward the print job to other printers. But this method may not support some special applications.
1. You setup a connected printer to docPrint first.
2. You print a document to docPrint, docPrint will popup a Window to allow you to edit, save and forward the print job to the connected printer continue, this method does support all applications and all Windows printers, this method is more stable than HookPrinter SDK.
You can choose either method according to your requirements.