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Conditions for Bidirectional Communication

Bidirectional communication allows information about paper settings to be automatically sent from the printer. Bidirectional communication allows you to check the status of the printer from your computer.

To support bidirectional communication, the following conditions must be met:

When connected via a network

The printer must be connected via a standard TCP/IP port, and the default port name must not be changed.

When connected via USB

The printer must be connected to the computer's USB port using a USB interface cable.

The computer must support bidirectional communication.

Bidirectional communication must be enabled in the printer properties.


  • The PS3 printer driver does not support bidirectional communication. You can update printer status manually.