Zebra Zpl Label Printer Driver

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  2. Zebra 500 Zpl Driver
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Select the printer driver you just installed, such as Zebra ZP 500 (ZPL), and click OK. Click OK to exit System Settings. To verify that the printer is properly configured, select Printer. Zebra drivers don't really render a bitmap, but ZPL that the printer understands. Also drivers aren't bi-directional, so there is no way to get an image from the printer with it. There is an alternative though. 'Print Speed' is the rate of label movement when the printer is printing the label. The Zebra printer 'Print Speed' is determined by the ZPL command ^PR. The minimum print speed is typically 2' per second and can be as high as 12' per second depending on the printer model you are using. Find information on Zebra S4M Industrial Printer drivers, software. S4M Industrial Printer Support. Programming Guide for ZPL II, ZBI 2, Set-Get-Do, Mirror. However, we may still offer drivers, firmware, and manuals for your convenience. If you require additional support for a discontinued printer, please contact a Zebra Authorized Service Provider. Discontinued Card Printers. Not all characters printed on Zebra (ZPL) label. Information about ZPL-II printer driver for SmartForms. I did download the data stream that was sent to the. Download drivers for the Zebra S4M Driver. Home › Barcode Printing › Barcode Printer › Zebra S4M › Zebra S4M Driver. Zebra S4M Label.

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Typically, when I plug in my Zebra LP 2844-Z to the USB port, the computer sees it as a printer and I can print to it from notepad like any other generic printer. However, my application has some bar code features. My application parses some input and generates an in-memory string of ZPL. How would I send this ZPL data to my USB device?

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I found the answer.. or at least, the easiest answer (if there are multiple). When I installed the printer, I renamed it to 'ICS Label Printer'. Here's how to change the options to allow pass-through ZPL commands:

  1. Right-click on the 'ICS Label Printer' and choose 'Properties'.
  2. On the 'General' tab, click on the 'Printing Preferences..' button.
  3. On the 'Advanced Setup' tab, click on the 'Other' button.
  4. Make sure there is a check in the box labeled 'Enable Passthrough Mode'.
  5. Make sure the 'Start sequence:' is '${'.
  6. Make sure the 'End sequence:' is '}$'.
  7. Click on the 'Close' button.
  8. Click on the 'OK' button.
  9. Click on the 'OK' button.

In my code, I just have to add '${' to the beginning of my ZPL and '}$' to the end and print it as plain text. This is with the 'Windows driver for ZDesigner LP 2844-Z printer Version 2.6.42 (Build 2382)'. Works like a charm!

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I've found yet an easier way to write to a Zebra printer over a COM port. I went to the Windows control panel and added a new printer. For the port, I chose COM1 (the port the printer was plugged in to). I used a 'Generic / Text Only' printer driver. I disabled the print spooler (a standard option in the printer preferences) as well as all advanced printing options. Now, I can just print any string to that printer and if the string contains ZPL, the printer renders the ZPL just fine! No need for special 'start sequences' or funky stuff like that. Yay for simplicity!


Zebra Zpl Label Printer

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Visual Studio C# solution (found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322091)

Step 1.) Create class RawPrinterHelper..

Step 2.) Create a form with text box and button (text box will hold the ZPL to send in this example). In button click event add code..

With this solution, you can tweak to meet specific requirements. Perhaps hardcode the specific printer. Perhaps derive the ZPL text dynamically rather than from a text box. Whatever. Perhaps you don't need a graphical interface, but this shows how to send the ZPL. Your use depends on your needs.

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You haven't mentioned a language, so I'm going to give you some some hints how to do it with the straight Windows API in C.

First, open a connection to the printer with OpenPrinter. Next, start a document with StartDocPrinter having the pDatatype field of the DOC_INFO_1 structure set to 'RAW' - this tells the printer driver not to encode anything going to the printer, but to pass it along unchanged. Use StartPagePrinter to indicate the first page, WritePrinter to send the data to the printer, and close it with EndPagePrinter, EndDocPrinter and ClosePrinter when done.

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ZPL is the correct way to go. In most cases it is correct to use a driver that abstracts to GDI commands; however Zebra label printers are a special case. The best way to print to a Zebra printer is to generate ZPL directly. Note that the actual printer driver for a Zebra printer is a 'plain text' printer - there is not a 'driver' that could be updated or changed in the sense we think of most printers having drivers. It's just a driver in the absolute minimalist sense.


I spent 8 hours to do that.It is simple..

You shoud have a code like that:

Change that variable content from 3 (open file already exist) to 1 (create a new file).It'll work at Windows 7 and XP.

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Install an share your printer: localhostzebraSend ZPL as text, try with copy first:

copy file.zpl localhostzebra

very simple, almost no coding.


You can use COM, or P/Invoke from .Net, to open the Winspool.drv driver and send bytes directly to devices. Canon fax b160 user guide. But you don't want to do that; this typically works only for the one device on the one version of the one driver you test with, and breaks on everything else. Take this from long, painful, personal experience.

What you want to do is get a barcode font or library that draws barcodes using plain old GDI or GDI+ commands; there's one for .Net here. This works on all devices, even after Zebra changes the driver.

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