Connect and Print PDFs Using PDF Direct Over Bluetooth – Java – Android Studio

Article ID: 18962665

Issue / Question

Connect and Print PDFs Using PDF Direct Over Bluetooth – Java – Android Studio

Applicable To

Java, iMZ 220, iMZ 320, Connectivity, Print Output/ Formatting, ZT 200 Series, ZT 400 Series, ZT500 Series, ZT600 Series,  ZQ500 Series, ZR600 Series, ZR300 Series, ZD500, Google Android, QLn Series, ZD400 Series, PDF direct

Resolution / Answer

Zebra has changed the game by creating PDF Direct – Virtual Device that allows Link-OS™ printers to directly receive and print PDFs.


This sample application illustrates how to print a PDF on a printer with a PDF Virtual Device installed. The app allows you to select a printer connected via Bluetooth and any PDF file stored on the device.
This app, created using the Android SDK and Zebra’s Link-OS Multi-Platform SDK (version 2.11), was developed for devices running Android 4.4 or newer.
This code follows Zebra’s Best Practices, including printer status verification.

Note:  This application is provided AS-IS, for example purposes only.

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+ Applicable Products

  • QLn Series Mobile Printers
  • ZD410 Series
  • ZD420 Series
  • ZD500 Desktop Printer
  • ZD500 Desktop Printer
  • ZQ500 Series Mobile Printers
  • ZR300 Series Mobile Printers
  • ZR600 Series Mobile Printers
  • ZT200 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT400 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT500 Industrial Printers
  • ZT600 Series Industrial Printers
  • iMZ Series Mobile Printers
  • iMZ220 Mobile Printer