Printing to Zebra Printers from SAP

Article ID: 42422660

Issue / Question

Printing to Zebra Printers from SAP:

Applicable To

Zebra Printers used with SAP 


Excludes: 2824 Series, 2844 Series, S4M (E53 Firmware Version), 888 DD/TT Series, MZ Series, ZQ110, EM220, EM220II, All Kiosk (except KR403)

Resolution / Answer

There are two methods directly supported by Zebra that one can use when printing to Zebra printers from an SAP System. 

NOTE Both methods provide the ability to print Unicode characters.


  1. SAP Smart Forms (or Smartforms): drivers or device types for this method are provided as part of the SAP implementation. Check these two Net Notes available from SAP and make sure you have the supported packages and kernel patches applied.


  • 75002 (4.6c or earlier)
  • 750772


  1. SAP Script upload method: You must order the Zebra Designer for mySAP software. This software can generate .itf files which include ZPL commands and SAP script. You can then upload the file into SAP.

The following SAP Knowledge Base articles are available from the Zebra website. 


  1. Printing Hungarian Characters from SAP ECC 6.0
  2. Printing Traditional Chinese from SAP ECC 6.0 
  3. Printing Korean from SAP ECC 6.0  
  4. Printing Japanese from SAP ECC 6.0 
  5. Printing Simplified Chinese from SAP ECC 6.0
  6. Adding a New System & Printer Font in SAP ECC 6.0  
  7. Mapping a font location in Smart Forms


  1. Adding a Black & White BMP logo to SAP  Read More>>
  2. 8544 - Adding a Black & White BMP logo to SAP® Smart Forms™  


  1. Adding A Custom Barcode in SAP ECC 6.0  
  2. Standard Barcodes Available When Using SAP with the Zebra Device Type Drivers


  1. Printing from SAP – ECC 6.0 Using the ITF Upload Process
  2. Duplicate Copies of Labels Printing from SAP  
  3. How to Route SAP Output to a File in Windows 
  4. Creating UCC/EAN 128 or GS1 Bar Codes with ZebraDesigner for mySAP
  5. ZebraDesigner for mySAP Does Not Work with SAP Business One
  6. Exporting Smart Forms™ & Smart Styles from SAP 
  7. Printing Methods Used with a SAP® ECC 6.0 System  
  8. Linking an ITF Form in Smart Forms
  9. Device Type Used to Print to a Zebra Printer from SAP Smart Forms  Read More>>
  10. Viewing the SAP Spooler Contents  Read More>>

Known Issues

  1. Printing A Backslash "\" Character Using ZebraDesigner For MySAP V2 
  2. Exported PDF Does Not Retain Landscape Orientation Using SAP App  

 Helpful Information

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