Managing the ZPL Printer Configuration
Managing the ZPL Printer Configuration

Managing the ZPL Printer Configuration

The ZPL printer is designed to allow you to change printer settings dynamically for fast first label out printing. Printer parameters that are persistent, will be retained for the following formats to use.
Those settings will remain in effect until they are changed by subsequent commands, the printer is reset, power is cycled, or when you restore a parameter that has a factory default by using the
Button Mode four (4) flash routine. The ZPL Configuration Update command (
) saves and restores printer configurations to initialize (or re-initialize) the printer with pre-configured settings.
  • To keep settings after a power cycle or printer reset, a
    can be sent to the printer to save all current persistent settings.
  • The values are recalled with a
    command to restore the last saved values to your printer.
ZPL stores all parameters at once with a single command discussed above. The legacy EPL programming language (supported by this printer) changes and saves individual commands immediately. Most configurations and settings are shared between ZPL and EPL. For example, changing the speed setting with EPL will also change the speed set for ZPL operations. The changed EPL setting will persist even after a power cycle or reset issued by either printer language.
To assist the developer, the printer has a listing of the operating parameters, a Printer Configuration Label. It can be accessed by using the printer’s
button and the Printing a Test (Printer Configuration) Label. The Zebra Setup Utility and the ZebraDesigner Windows driver also print this label and other printer status labels to help you manage your printer.