^SP
^SP

^SP

The
^SP
command allows a label to start printing at a specified point before the entire label has been completely formatted. On extremely complex labels, this command can increase the overall throughput of the print.

Start Print

The command works as follows: Specify the dot row at which the
^SP
command is to begin. This creates a label segment. Once the
^SP
command is processed, all information in that segment prints. During the printing process, all of the commands after the
^SP
continue to be received and processed by the printer.
If the segment after the
^SP
command (or the remainder of the label) is ready for printing, media motion does not stop. If the next segment is not ready, the printer stops mid-label and wait for the next segment to be completed. Precise positioning of the
^SP
command requires a trial-and-error process, as it depends primarily on print speed and label complexity.
The
^SP
command can be effectively used to determine the worst possible print quality. You can determine whether using the
^SP
command is appropriate for the particular application by using this procedure.
If you send the label format up to the first
^SP
command and then wait for printing to stop before sending the next segment, the printed label is a sample of the worst possible print quality. It drops any field that is out of order.
If the procedure above is used, the end of the label format must be:
^SP#^FS
Format:
^SPa
Parameters
Details
a =
dot row to start printing
Values:
0
to
32000
Default:
0
Example:
In this example, a label 800 dot rows in length uses
^SP500
. Segment 1 prints while commands in Segment 2 are being received and formatted.