# Is it possible to send ESC/POS commands to EPSON TM-T88IV Printer through Windows command line?

I am interested in learning more about ESC/POS commands. I have an EPSON TM-T88IV printer connected to my PC via parallel cable at port LPT1. Connected to this printer is an APG Cash Drawer. The PC is running Windows 7 Professional. I would like to know if it is possible to send ESC/POS commands to this printer through the Windows command line. If not, I would like to know what steps to take to be able to set up some sort of test environment.

• open command prompt, type COPY CON: LPT1: and type your codes away. IIRC, Ctrl+Z on a line alone ends the input. – SF. Jun 7 '17 at 9:15