Line Mode Default Left Margin for 4" printers

Article ID: 56400991


Important: If you are using an LP2844 printer that is used for or supplied by a shipping vendor (i.e. UPS or FedEx for example) DO NOT try to load standard firmware or drivers from the Zebra Website. These printers are used exclusively with the shipping vendor's driver and label application. Read More>>



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Line Mode Left Margin Details

Applies To

Printers that support Line Mode (EPL1)



For Line Mode the default Left Margin is 3 mm. It can be set to any value from 00 to 99 mm. Like almost all of the Line Mode commands it is not saved permanently. This is a carryover from the original Line Mode printers that could not save any parameters.

When entering Line Mode the margin is set to 3 mm. With the default left margin the first printed dot should be 3 mm from the left edge of the label. This assumes 4.09 inch (832 dot / 104 mm) wide labels. Since there is no Line Mode command for setting the label width narrower labels need to be compensated for by using the  Left Margin command - M.  Line Mode always assumes a 832 dot print width on a 4 inch printer. Many of the values on the config label reflect the EPL2 values (q, R, Z, etc.) and are not used in Line Mode. 

The Line Mode Programmers Manual  lists the default values on page 1-8. Read More>>

For labels narrower than 4.09 inches (104 mm) the margin adjustment is:
    (104 mm – label width in mm) / 2

So to print 1 mm from the edge of a 1.5 inch label the margin would have to be set to 33 mm. 

The Left Margin Command in EPL - LIne Mode is M.   In the about example to set the Left Margin Send: <esc>M33


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