A label printer for Linux

When Seiko Instruments said it is now offering Linux drivers for its Smart Label Printer 450 and offered to send me one to test, I was happy to hear it, because it seemed like an example of how Linux is being recognized for even non-mass-market hardware devices. While the printer does work as advertised, it is clear that Linux support is a work in progress.

The printer's Quick Start documentation outlines how to install the hardware and the drivers for Windows and Mac OS X, but makes no mention of Linux. The bundled CD also lacks Linux drivers, but a quick Google search took me to the driver download page.