28xx/38xx - Setting Printer to Factory Default Settings

Article ID: 86153217


Important: If you are using an LP2844 printer that is used for or supplied by a shipping vendor (i.e. UPS or FedEx for example) DO NOT try to load standard firmware or drivers from the Zebra Website. These printers are used exclusively with the shipping vendor's driver and label application. Read More>>

Topic or Information

Resetting a printer to factory defaults

Applies To

TLP/LP2844, TLP3842


Defaulting EPL2 Printer to Factory Defaults 

  • Firmware version 4.39 or higher must be loaded in order to default printer. The current version is V4.70 available from the Zebra Website. Read More>>
  • The "^default" command will set the printer back to factory settings as long as the printer is in Page mode. This command is not supported in Line mode and the command is case sensitive.
  • The Zebra Setup Utiltiy can be used to send the command direclty to the printer, Read More>>
  • The command can be sent to the printer via parallel or serial port via a DOS command:  Read More>>


Additional Information

The Zebra Setup Utility can be used to default the printer. See the Action Tab on the utility Read More>>

+ Product Codes

  • 2824 Series Desktop Printers