Seiko Instruments USA Inc. has released a beta version of the
Mac Software Development Kit (SDK) for its line of Smart Label Printers. With the SDK in hand, Mac developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) can integrate support for the Smart Label Printer series into their applications. The SDK includes documentation and works in Mac OS X v10.2 and 10.3, and works with either Carbon or Cocoa-based applications.
Smart Label Printers are speciality printers designed to create labels for envelopes, media storage, bar code printing and other applications. With the SDK in hand, developers can create applications that don’t make calls to the printing system, don’t affect default printer settings, and avoid page setup commands. A final shipping SDK is expected for release this summer.