[Coco] Using A Receipt Printer With The CoCo/MC-10

George Ramsower georgera at gvtc.com
Thu Aug 18 18:34:49 EDT 2016

  When I was in radio broadcasting, I liked the thermal printers running 
from the news reporting agencies. They were quiet and the print outs 
lasted long enough to read out loud on the radio station and then were 
tossed into the trash. Otherwise, junk stuff. Even today, the thermal 
printouts don't last unless in a controlled environment. Too much 
trouble for me.

George R.

On 08/18/2016 04:17 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Thursday 18 August 2016 10:33:28 John W. Linville wrote:
>> http://retrotinker.blogspot.com/2016/08/using-receipt-printer-with-coc
>> omc-10.html
>> I wrote-up a little discussion of using a CoCo or MC-10 to drive a
>> modern-ish thermal receipt printer equipped with an RS-232 interface
>> using Color BASIC. The discussion involves not only the basic serial
>> cabling, but also use of a RAM hook to make Color BASIC add the
>> proper line endings to keep the printer happy. Assembly and Color
>> BASIC sources are shown as well.
> I did that same thing on a z-80 board, till I found out you can't use the
> word archival and thermal paper in the same year when talking to the FCC
> about automatically kept logs.  Since we (the radio stations I was the
> CE for at the time) didn't own another printer that was capable of
> making an archival quality record and could be spared, that got dropped.
> And I didn't even bother to make me a tape of the code.
>> Enjoy!
>> John
>> --
>> John W. Linville		Someday the world will need a hero, and you
>> linville at tuxdriver.com			might be all we have.  Be ready.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett

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