Ive been asked to add label printers to our machines just for the purpose of printing the quantity (in yards) of stock produced. The operator will take this sticker and attach it to his paperwork. I need a serial printer that will let me create a short message containing the quantity, and have it print. My investigation, so far, has only turned up PC driven printers. The printers i've looked at require the data stream to construct the entire label image bit by bit. This is impractical in a PLC.