ESC Sequence for Citizen receipt printer from C++ application

I am trying to print to a receipt printer. I am using the following code:

ofstream print

print.open("LPT1"); // open stream

print << "Text will print fine"

print << "\0x0c" //This will produce a form feed...and it also works. \f also produced a form feed......
//the problem is the next line where I try to use the esc command sequence to tell the receipt printer to cut the paper...
print << "\0x1B 0x50 0x01";   //I've tried this line a million different ways and I cannot get it to work.  

print.close();

For some reason it seems to ignore the escape sequence..In visual basic I can get the printer to cut when I use printer.NewPage .....How do I do this in Visual C++?

Does anyone know how to solve my problem? It would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
trstimacAsked:
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jkrCommented:
Try to open the printer in 'binary' mode, e.g.

print.open("LPT1", ios_base::out | ios_base::binary); // open stream
Jaime OlivaresSoftware ArchitectCommented:
try with this:
print << "\033\120\001";
   

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Jaime OlivaresSoftware ArchitectCommented:
Also you can try with:
print << "\0x1B\0x50\0x01";
But I think not all compilers supports these escape sequences  
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trstimacAuthor Commented:
This seems to cut the paper:  print << "\033\120\001";
But now I have another problem.

It seems to perform the command before all of the text is written.

I even tried to close the port and then reopen it and just use the cut sequence.

Jaime OlivaresSoftware ArchitectCommented:
Please detail a bit more, your last post is not so clear.
Suggestion, try to use a CR or LF after cutting:

 "\033\120\001\n"  or  "\033\120\001\r"


trstimacAuthor Commented:
My fault!!

Your code does the trick.  

The cuter is after the printer so you have to do a couple of \f (form feeds) at the end and then cut it.

Thank You for you quick response and all of your help!



Jaime OlivaresSoftware ArchitectCommented:
Appears you forgot to close this question...
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