Using One Windows USB Queue for multiple printers of the same type

Article ID: 47730209


Topic or Information

Can one Windows USB driver be used for multiple printers of the same type? 

Applies To

 Link OS Printers using USB connectivity


This is possible with the SGD command: usb.device.device_unique_id

This command sets the USB Unique Device ID setting. The identifier that makes any printer unique is set by the "usb.device.serial_string" command which is reported to the USB driver.

By default "usb.device.serial_string" reports the printer’s serial number. If "usb.device_unique_id" is set to "off" the printer will report the usb.device.serial_string parameter as its product family (e.g. ZT230, etc). When subsequent printers of the same model, with "usb.device_unique_id" parameter to "off", are connected via USB, the host computer will not treat them as a new Plug and Play events, nor require new driver installations.

See the ZPL Guide for details



Maurits K

+ Applicable Products

  • QLn Series Healthcare Mobile Printers
  • QLn Series Mobile Printers
  • QLn220 Healthcare
  • QLn220 Mobile Printer
  • QLn320 Healthcare
  • QLn320 Mobile Printer
  • QLn420 Mobile Printer
  • ZD420 Series
  • ZD420-HC
  • ZD420C
  • ZD500 Desktop Printer
  • ZD500 Desktop Printer
  • ZD500R RFID Printers
  • ZD500R RFID Printers
  • ZQ500 Series Mobile Printers
  • ZQ510 Mobile Printer
  • ZQ520 Mobile Printer
  • ZR600 Series Healthcare Mobile Printers
  • ZR600 Series Mobile Printers
  • ZR628
  • ZT200 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT210 Industrial Printer
  • ZT220 Industrial Printer
  • ZT230 Industrial Printer
  • ZT400 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT400 Series RFID Printers
  • ZT410 Industrial Printer
  • ZT410 RFID Industrial Printer
  • ZT420 Industrial Printer
  • ZT420 RFID Industrial Printer
  • ZT500 Industrial Printers
  • ZT510 Industrial Printer
  • ZT600 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT610 Industrial Printer
  • ZT620 Industrial Printer
  • iMZ Series Mobile Printers
  • iMZ220 Mobile Printer
  • iMZ320 Mobile Printer