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A script to print a page every day?

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January 11, 2005 2:50:30 AM

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Since the ink nozzles on my Epson R300 seem to plug up all
the time I thought that printing a colour page daily would
help to prevent this. Is there any way I can program my
computer to print a basic colour patter daily? Lets say a
small jpeg image or even the test pattern supplied with the
printer software.

Thanks,
Andrew

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Anonymous
January 11, 2005 9:59:12 AM

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On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 23:50:30 GMT, Andrew <andreweXXremoveXX@shaw.ca>
wrote:

>Since the ink nozzles on my Epson R300 seem to plug up all
>the time I thought that printing a colour page daily would
>help to prevent this. Is there any way I can program my
>computer to print a basic colour patter daily? Lets say a
>small jpeg image or even the test pattern supplied with the
>printer software.
>
>Thanks,
>Andrew

Put a sticky note on your monitor.
January 11, 2005 1:08:20 PM

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On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 23:50:30 GMT, in comp.periphs.printers, Andrew
<andreweXXremoveXX@shaw.ca> wrote:

>Since the ink nozzles on my Epson R300 seem to plug up all
>the time I thought that printing a colour page daily would
>help to prevent this. Is there any way I can program my
>computer to print a basic colour patter daily? Lets say a
>small jpeg image or even the test pattern supplied with the
>printer software.

Print the job you want to repeat to a file (ie redirect printer output to
a file) then use Task manager and a batch./script file to copy that file
to the printer port on a daily basis.

eg.

copy /b file.prn lpt1:

I'm assuming you are using Windows since you posting with the Windows
version of Thunderbird. The principle should be the same whatever the OS
you use. eg a cron job under *nix. Not sure about Macs but there should
be something.

Dave

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xtalsinger@yahoo.com is a valid reply-to address but I don't check it every day.
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January 12, 2005 12:27:35 AM

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Excellent! Thanks for the help Dave.

Andrew

Dave wrote:
> Print the job you want to repeat to a file (ie redirect printer output to
> a file) then use Task manager and a batch./script file to copy that file
> to the printer port on a daily basis.
>
> eg.
>
> copy /b file.prn lpt1:
>
> I'm assuming you are using Windows since you posting with the Windows
> version of Thunderbird. The principle should be the same whatever the OS
> you use. eg a cron job under *nix. Not sure about Macs but there should
> be something.
>
> Dave
>
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 10:57:39 PM

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anyone4tennis@hotmail.com wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 23:50:30 GMT, Andrew <andreweXXremoveXX@shaw.ca>
> wrote:
>
>> Since the ink nozzles on my Epson R300 seem to plug up all
>> the time I thought that printing a colour page daily would
>> help to prevent this. Is there any way I can program my
>> computer to print a basic colour patter daily? Lets say a
>> small jpeg image or even the test pattern supplied with the
>> printer software.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Andrew
>
> Put a sticky note on your monitor.
>
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