Locking the Printer Display using the ZPL Mode Protect Command

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Topic or Information

The ZPL Mode Protect Command is used to restrict users from changing select or all settings via the display.
How to disable the front panel on the printer.
How do I prevent users from changing the printer settings from the front panel display.(LCD)
Lock out the front panel buttons

Applies To

All industrial tabletop printers except the ZT400 and ZT200 Series. (The ZT400 supports WML scripts for custom LCD Configurations) 


The ZPL Mode Protect Command can be used to lock select individual settings or all settings as decribed in the ZPL Manual ^MP Mode Protect Read More>> 

Example: To lock out all settings and require a password send the following ZPL Commands



Change the XXXX to a 4 digit number wanted to unlock front panel.

Additional Information

See the ZPL Manual for command details Read More>>

WML details from the ZPL Manual Read More>>


Giovani R

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