Printing or Downloading the Configuration Settings of a Zebra ZPL Compatible Printer

Article ID: 91353310



Topic or Information:

  • How do I view the printer setup or configurations
  • How can I print a configuration label
  • How can I download and view the printer setup listing
  • Print a config label 

Applies To:

Zebra ZPL Compatible Tabletop Printers 

Excludes: 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)


There are several options you can use to view the printer's current configuration settings:

From the printer:

Tabletop Printers:

  • If the printer has an LCD DIsplay - Scroll through the LCD and choose List Setup.  On the S4M this is listed as Print Out - Settings.
  • Cycle Power and hold the Cancel Button on power up  Read More>>


Desktop Printers:

  • G-Series Printers - Press and hold the Feed Button for one flash then release. Read More>>
  • ZD500 - Press and hold the Cancel Key Read More>>
  • ZD400 - Press and hold the Feed and Cancel Key Read More>>


From a Windows PC Host:  You can send and receive data using the Zebra Setup Utility Read More>>

  • Send the ZPL command ~WC to the printer. This will tell the printer to print a Configuration Label
  • Send the ZPL string ^XA^HH^XZ  to the printer to return the settings back to the host.  You will need a bi-directional application like Hyper-terminal, Tera-Term, or the Direct Communications windows of the Zebra Setup Utility to receive data back from the printer. Read More>>
  • If the printer has a ZebraNet Print Server option, you can view the printer's Web Page and choose the link View Printer Configuration from the printer's Home Page Menu.