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Using Pre-loaded Fonts in ZebraDesigner

Article ID: 01623061

Issue / Question

-Why is the selected font generating different characters to the input character which is graphic image data?

-How to increase processing speed using ZebraDesigner?

Applicable To

ZebraDesigner label software

Resolution / Answer

From ZebraDesigner a user has the option to use fonts from Windows or fonts that are loaded in the printer.

A user can toggle on or off which fonts can be seen in ZebraDesigner using these buttons:

Windows Fonts

Printer Fonts

When both fonts can be used in ZebraDesigner it is likely a user will select a "Windows" font as the selection is much greater.
Fonts with a "T" logo identify as Windows fonts.

However, as these fonts are not loaded in the memory of the printer; ZebraDesigner will convert the text into a graphic and send this to the printer at "print time"

Below is a ZPL example of the graphic image data which is totally different from the input "Hello World"  



Thus, a user who is using the graphic image data will not print as fast as when using the ZPL font command which is the case when selecting a resident printer font.


Fonts with a printer logo identify as pre-loaded fonts


The generated ZPL scripts will be providing output as below which is using the pre-loaded font for the input "Hello World"


Benefits of using pre-loaded fonts of ZebraDesigner
1. Faster processing speed
2. Printed characters will be tidy and clear to read
3. Able to modify the input from generated ZPL scripts

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+ Applicable Products

  • Printer Fonts
  • ZebraDesigner
  • ZebraDesigner;ZebraDesigner Series