Proper ZPL sequence to lock and unlock RFID tags

Article ID: 50610622

Issue / Question

Is there a proper sequence of ZPL commands to lock and unlock RFID tags?

Applicable To

RFID printers

Resolution / Answer

To unlock a tag, the order for ZPL should be:
1)    ^RF command with tag password
2)    ^RL command to do unlock
3)    ^RF command(s) to write data

To lock a tag, the ^RL command has to come after all associated ^RF commands.

For details on the RFID Programming Guide see this article: RFID Programming Guide for Zebra Printers

+ Applicable Products

  • All Surface RFID Label Solution
  • R110Xi4 RFID Printer
  • RP4T RFID Printers
  • RZ400
  • RZ600
  • ZD500R RFID Printers
  • ZE500R RFID Print Engine
  • ZQ520 RFID
  • ZQ520 RFID
  • ZT410 RFID Industrial Printer
  • ZT420 RFID Industrial Printer
  • ZT610 RFID Industrial Printer
  • ZT620 RFID Industrial Printer