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-flash routine. See FEED Button Modes. 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.
The printer can be made to output a Printer Configuration Label which lists operating parameters and settings. See Printing a Test (Printer Configuration) Label. You can also use Zebra Setup Utilities and ZebraDesigner Windows driver to print this label and other printer status labels that will help you manage your printer.