Printing from SAP® System

SAP® Printing Using b-PAC

By integrating the powerful features of Brother's b-PAC SDK with SAP® ABAP applications, text, barcodes and images can all be printed onto high-quality Brother labels when required.

  • Send a print command from SAP® GUI, then control the b-PAC component on a client PC to print by OLE Application of SAP® R/3 program.
  • You must have the b-PAC software development kit, the printer driver and the label design file on the Client PC.
  • The Label printer is connected to a Client PC which has SAP® GUI and b-PAC installed.
SAP® Printing Using b-PAC

Supported models

b-PAC supported models are supported.

Advantage and disadvantage

Advantage

  • Possible to create various designs with pictures and artwork.

Disadvantage

  • Need to install b-PAC, printer driver and the layout file on the dedicated client PC.
    (Printer should be connected on dedicated client PC.)

Recommended environment

  • Print volume is low.
  • The complicated layout design, including image data etc.
    e.g)Asset management label

Manual

SAP® Printing Using ESC/P Command

SAP® R/3 uses the command to print the data, so we must use an emulation like ESC/P.
To use the ESC/P command, create the special device type on SAP® R/3.
It is possible to print the data from the SAP® system through a Network.

SAP® Printing Using ESC/P Command

Supported models

Printers supporting the ESC/P commands are supported.

Since R/3 performs character-based printing, an emulation like ESC/P needs to be used for printing. To control the label printer with an applicable ESC/P command, a device type needs to be created on the R/3 server. (Independent of client's environment)

Advantage and disadvantage

Advantage

  • Possible to print to a printer on the network from any of the client/server PC's.

Disadvantage

  • Simple layout design (Limitation of the font type and ruled line. )

Recommended environment

  • Print volume is high.
  • The design layout is simple like only text and barcode data.
    e.g)Shipping label

Manual

For Developers

  • Choose from Purposes

    Label printing, printer setup and management information.

  • b-PAC

    Information on application development tools for Windows

  • Mobile SDK

    Information on application development tools for mobile terminals

  • Command Reference

    Information on control command reference for label printers and mobile printers

  • Choose from Models

    Introduction of Brother tools applicable to your model

  • Video Library

    Videos showing how to use SDK and other information

  • Contact Us

    Fill out the contact us form if you have questions about Brother developer tool.

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