Placing graphics & text on printed page - jan06call.jpg (0/1)

Kevin other at
Sun Jan 15 09:32:37 EST 2006

One option is to create your page as an image file using PIL (which can
handle your text and drawing requirements, as well as any
pictures/graphics), then print it to a windows printer using my
ImagePrintWin module.

ImagePrintWin can print to any normal windows printer, and includes an
optional GUI for doing a "Printer Setup" type dialog (including preview).
It can even handle ICC profiles for your printer if you want color accuracy.

You can download ImagePrintWin (GPL'd) from my site at:

The pyCMS module for doing ICC is available also on my site at:

Kevin Cazabon.

"Michael Galvin" <michaelgalvin at> wrote in message
news:qj1ds1d5msb9l6di4oobqsc458kcl31fv2 at
> I am trying to use Python to send to the printer a calender filled
> with a mix of text and simple graphics.  I want to draw on the printed
> page something like a table with 6 rows and 7 columns to represent a
> calendar.  I want to place text precisely within those boxes on the
> printed page. I am using Python 2.4 on Windows XP
> I was  in the past able to do this within Visual Basic using its
> printer object.  Visual Basic's printer object uses a coordinate
> system to allow you to draw lines and to place text on the printed
> page precisely. I have attached a file "jan06call.jpg" to this message
> to illustrate what I am trying to do.
> Does Python have a module which would help me do this?
> To put it another way, can Python control the placement of text and
> graphics precisely on the printed page?
> I have scoured my Python programming texts,, and this
> usenet group without success.  Mark Lutz's wonderful book "Programming
> Python"  has not one reference to the word "printer" in its index.
> Surely, I must be overlooking something or thinking about this wrong.
> Michael Galvin
> Muskegon, MI

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