I have an Epson receipt printer (Model number: TM-T88V), but I cannot use it. I do not have a POS (point of sale) software that will let me do what I need to do, nor do I have the knowledge I need to understand the developers guide manual that comes with the printer.
Seen here: (https://files.support.epson.com/pdf/pos/bulk/epos-print_xml_um_en_revk.pdf)
I want to make a receipt that looks identical to a competitor company, but with my own information; e.g. different items, prices, and logo.
I have the same exact printer as them, and they use the printers default font. This font however is built into the printer and cannot be removed as a font file type to be used in other places such as illustrator or photoshop.; which would allow me to make receipts that way.
So I'm stuck on the software/development/programming path for making this receipt and I have no idea how to do this.
In short I want to be able to either;
A. Use a notepad editor to manually change the items listed in an XML document and send them to the printer (idk how to send it to the printer—so I'd be paying for this information as well).
B. Have some sort of program that lets me do this with a big shiny print button.
I cannot code.
Can I do what I'm trying to do without learning a code? Is it possible to do this with a simple markup language like HTML/CSS or XML with this specific printer?
I just want to communicate to my printer with text, and print what I communicate. That's it.