^BY Command parameter causes a position shift of the QR Code Barcode

Article ID: 21639732



Topic or Information

Why is the QR Barcode mis-positioned on the label

The QR Barcode is not in the correct location on the label

The QR Barcode is in the wrong place on the label

Applies To

Printing a QR Barcode with a ZPL Printer

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)


When using a ^BY command height parameter the QR Code placement is affected. 

QR Code Example:
(the third parameter "100" causes the QR Barcode to shift)

User-added image

Avoid using the Height parameter in the ^BY command.

QR Code Example:


Also, if you have additional barcode types on your label, include the height setting in the specific barcode field delimiter.

Code 128 Example:



Steve S.