Convert, Download and Print Graphics to a ZPL compatible Zebra Printer

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Description

This solution describes printing graphics, & logos using ZPL files 

Applies to

ZPL compatible Zebra Printers 
Excludes the non- ZPL language printers: 2824 Series, 2844 Series, S4M (E53 Firmware Version), ZM Series (E53 Firmware), 888 DD/TT Series, MZ Series, ZQ110, EM220, EM220II, All Kiosk (except KR403)

Requirements

Zebra Setup Utility or ZebraNet Bridge (no purchase required)

Overview

Use of graphics on a label is a common practice and Zebra offers the following utilities to convert existing picture files for printer use. We recommend the Zebra Setup Utility or ZebraNet Bridge as an option for converting and downloading graphics to your Zebra printer. 

Procedure

 

Zebra Setup Utility ZebraNet Bridge
Download the Zebra Setup Utility. Read More>> Download the ZebraNet Bridge Read More>>
Converting a graphic with the ZSU Read More>> Converting a graphic with Bridge Read More>>

 

After Conversion

  1. Downloaded the converted graphic to the printer
  2. Print a list the graphic to assure it was downloaded...... If you have a printer with an LCD display choose List Graphics from the setup menu or you can send the following ZPL script to print the listing:i.e ^XA^WDE:*.GRF^FS^XZ.  This will print a listing of all graphics stored in the printer's flash memory. 
  3. Create a ZPL script to print the graphic on a label (You can use the communications window in the Setup Utility)

 

Example:

My graphics name is ZEBRALOG.GRF.

I can print this graphic on to a label with the following ZPL script: ^XA^FO50,50^XGE:ZEBRALOG.GRF^FS^XZ

 

Helpful Information

 ZPL Programming Guide Read More>>