Equipment/WASP WPL305E

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Barcode printer
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Model WASP WPL-305e
Sub-category Office equipment
Status Good working order
Last updated 24 May 2021 21:55:15
Consumables labels and ink
Accessories Unknown
Training requirement yes
Training link Unknown
ACnode no
Owner LHS
Origin Unknown
Location In the kiosk, printing labels

Has usb, serial and parallel connections.

Works

Prints onto stickey labels.

http://www.waspbarcode.com/printers/wpl305_barcode_printer.asp

All-in-one firmware, includes: WPL, WPLE (Eltron emulation) and WPLZ (Zebra emulation)

8 alpha-numeric bitmap fonts, one true type font

BARCODES 1D barcode: Code 39, Code 39C, Code 93, Code128UCC, Code128 subsets A.B.C, Codabar, Interleave 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN and UPC 2(5) digits add-on, MSI, PLESSEY, POSTNET, China Post, ITF 14, EAN 14

2D barcode: PDF-417, Maxicode, DataMatrix, QR code

Afaict has no docs for the printer language or open source drivers :(

WPL programming docs:

http://support.waspbarcode.com/MRcgi/MRTicketPage.pl?USER=&MRP=0&MAJOR_MODE=DETAILS&MAXMININC=&MRNUMBERLIST=21429%2C25365%2C21228%2C21230%2C48264%2C21232%2C23874%2C27641%2C24243%2C23455%2C24822%2C122063%2C52662%2C25054%2C25211%2C24708%2C24730%2C24691%2C24692%2C24693&LASTID=47876&ABN=&GRPDETAIL=&HISTORYKEY=&CUSTM=&MR=21232&PROJECTID=1

cups supports the Zebra protocol (ZPL), but i've not got it to work reliably.


repo

Some code here:

https://github.com/londonhackspace/wasp-label-printer

status

Working, the current labels we have for it are 2.abit inches x .75 in

New stickers:

http://www.waspbarcode.co.uk/barcode_printers/wpl305_printer_supplies.asp

http://www.misco.co.uk/product/105309/WASP-WPL305-Quad-Pack-4inch-X-2inch-LABELS-TT-5inchOD

works out as ~£40 for a pack of 4.

Our existing Do Not Hack stickers are roughly 3.75in x 3.75in.