Printing with Externally-Mounted Roll Media
Printing with Externally-Mounted Roll Media

Printing with Externally-Mounted Roll Media

Your printer accommodates externally-mounted roll media (as it does for fanfold media). Itr requires a media-roll-and-stand combination to ensure low (initial) inertia when pulling the media off the roll.
Make note of these considerations when using externally-mounted roll media:
  • The media should ideally enter the printer from directly behind the printer and pass through the fanfold media slot in the rear of the printer. (For media loading instructions, see Printing on Fanfold Media. )
  • For ZD230 models, use the default print speed of 102 mm/sec (4 ips). (See your ZPL Programming Guide for instructions on setting the print speed using the Print Rate or
    ^PR
    command.)
  • The media should move smoothly and freely. It should not slip, skip, jerk, bind and then move, etc. when mounted on your media stand.
  • The movement of the media roll should not be impeded by contact with any printer or other surfaces.
  • The printer should be placed such that it may slip or lift up away from its operating surface while printing.