I am writing a system to take vector files out of programs like illustrator and process them into Gcode to be sent to a laser printer.
I need this because my users are used to a "print to file" workflow, and have asked me to support that. I have been researching how to register a virtual device into Windows and send the data into my program but I've come up with very little. Does anyone know anything about this?
Two important pieces of info I have discovered are:
- A port monitor is not needed past windows 10 because it supports a virtual device directly using postscript
- a user claims it’s possible to use postscript to create a virtual printer and redirect print file data to his program. claims he used a sample windows postscript file to achieve this.