EPL Line Mode printing is designed to be command compatible with the EPL1 programming language used in early model LP2022 and LP2042 printers. The Zebra 2800 series direct thermal printers also included Line Mode printer language support. The Link-OS 4 inch Desktop continues Zebra’s support of Line Mode.
Line mode printing is ideal for basic retail (point of sale - POS), shipping, inventory, workflow control, and general labeling. EPL printers with Line Mode, are versatile and are capable of printing a wide range of media and bar codes.
Line Mode printing only prints single lines the height of the largest element present in the line of text and data - bar code, text, a logo, or simple vertical lines. Line mode has many limitations due to the single line of print: no fine element placement, no overlapping elements, and no horizontal (ladder) bar codes.
Line Mode printer operation is entered by sending the printer the EPL
command. See the EPL Programmer's Guide (Page Mode) or the EPL Line Mode Programmer's Guide.
Line Mode printer operation is exited by sending the printer the
Line Mode command. See the EPL Line Mode Programmers Guide.
With Line Mode active, ZPL and EPL (EPL2) Page Mode programming will be processed as Line Mode programming and data.
With the default ZPL and EPL (EPL2) Page Mode active, Line Mode programming will be processed as ZPL and/or EPL programming and data.
Verify printer programming modes by printing out a printer configuration.