Managing the ZPL Printer Configuration
Managing the ZPL Printer Configuration

Managing the ZPL Printer Configuration

This describes how settings are saved and updated.
The ZPL printer is designed to allow you to change printer settings dynamically for a fast first label out of the printing. Printer parameters that are persistent will be retained for future format 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 resetting the printer to factory defaults. 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 the printer.
ZPL stores all parameters at once with a single command mentioned above. The legacy EPL programming language (supported by this printer) changes and saves individual commands immediately. Most printer 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.
A printer Configuration Report is available to assist the developer. The Configuration Report lists operating parameters, sensor settings, and printer status. The Zebra Setup Utility and the ZebraDesigner Windows driver also print this report and other printer reports to help you manage the printer.