^MD
^MD

^MD

The
^MD
command adjusts the darkness relative to the current darkness setting.

Media Darkness

Format:
^MDa
Parameters
Details
a =
media darkness level
Values:
-30
to
30
, depending on current value
Initial Value at Power Up:
0
If no value is entered, this command is ignored.
Example:
These examples show setting the printer to different darkness levels:
  • If the current value (value on configuration label) is 16, entering the command
    ^MD-9
    decreases the value to 7.
  • If the current value (value on configuration label) is 1, entering the command
    ^MD15
    increases the value to 16.
  • If the current value (value on configuration label) is 25, entering the command
    ^MD10
    increases only the value to 30, which is the maximum value allowed.
Each
^MD
command is treated separately in relation to the current value as printed on the configuration label.
On Zebra G-Series™ printers the value set with the
^MD
command is persistent across power cycles.
The darkness setting range for the
&XiIIIPlus;
, Xi4, and RXi4 is 0 to 30 in increments of 0.1. The firmware is setup so that the ^MD and ~SD commands (ZPL darkness commands) accepts that range of settings.
Example:
These are examples of the
XiIIIPlus
, Xi4, and RXi4 Darkness Setting:
^MD8.3
~SD8.3
Example:
For example, this is what would happen if two
^MD
commands were received:
Assume the current value is 15. An
^MD-6
command is received that changes the current value to 9. Another command,
^MD2
, is received. The current value changes to 17.
The two
^MD
commands are treated individually in relation to the current value of 15.
Comments:
The
~SD
command value, if applicable, is added to the
^MD
command.