ZPL is a programming language that is used to send commands to label printers. By sending ZPL commands to a Zebra Printer, you can print labels, barcodes and RFID tags easily and quickly with precision. In this document, we will provide an overview of how to send ZPL commands to a Zebra Printer.
Note: Before proceeding, please note that this guide has been written for users familiar with ZPL code.
Step 1: Connect to your printer
The first step to sending ZPL commands to your Zebra Printer is to connect the printer to your PC using a USB or Ethernet cable.
The Zebra ZT400 Series Printer, for example, can be connected using a USB cable. Visit the Zebra website for more information on how to do this.
If you have a Zebra printer that supports Ethernet, you can connect the printer to your local network. Visit the Zebra website for more information on how to do this.
Step 2: Run the ZPL command
Once the printer is connected, you can run the ZPL commands on the printer. There are multiple ways you can do this.
Print from a file
You can print from a file that contains the ZPL commands. This is the easiest way to get your command printed. Once you open the file, the printer can read the commands and will execute them.
Print from a program
You can also run ZPL commands from a program. This requires a program that can execute ZPL commands, such as a VBScript. Visit Zebra's website to download the correct version of your printer's driver.
How do I connect my Zebra Printer to my computer?
You can connect your Zebra Printer to your computer using either a USB or Ethernet cable. For more information, please visit the Zebra website.
What do I need to run ZPL commands?
You will need a program that can run ZPL commands like a VBScript. Visit Zebra's website to download the correct version of your printer's driver.
Can I print ZPL commands from a file?
Yes, you can print ZPL commands from a file. The printer will read the commands from the file and execute them.
What is the best way to print ZPL commands?
The best way to print ZPL commands is to print from a file. This is the easiest way to get your command printed.
Are there any other resources I can use?
Yes, Zebra's website has a lot of useful information and resources related to ZPL commands. Visit the Zebra website for more information.