How to create a PDF ESC/POS virtual printer to make some tests? Is the PosBox needed to print directly from POS?
I need to send the tickets directly from the Point of Sale to an ESC/POS printer.
I was wondering if the only chance to print in a ESC/POS printer is to use the [PosBox](https://www.odoo.com/shop/product/pos-point-of-sale-posbox-312) to print tickets directly from Odoo or if there is another way.
> The PosBox is a little hardware box based on a Raspberry-Pi that will handle all the peripherals' drivers and setup in a very easy way
So my questions are:
How could I create a Virtual ESC/POS Printer? I would like to use something similar to the Virtual PDF printer, in order to print the tickets to PDF and make some test while I am programming. Is that possible?
What is there in the PosBox image ("Raspberry Pi Image") to make it work everything out of the box?
If I have the ESC/POS printer correctly installed and connected to a computer with Windows System. The Odoo Server is accessed remotely from this computer. I have installed the module [hw_escpos](https://www.odoo.com/apps/modules/8.0/hw_escpos/). Could this work or the use of the PosBox is mandatory?