Rotating / inverting the orientation of the display on the QLn Printer

Article ID: 13258141




QLn Series Mobile Printers have the ability to allow for the display to be rotated if needed in your environment

Applies To

Zebra QLn Series Mobile Printers


Communication with printer and ability to send files/commands to the printer.  Read More>>

Must have at least V68.18.7Z firmware installed.  You can download the current firmware for your printer from the printer's support page on  Read More>>


Starting with version V68.18.7Z, the QLn series printers have the ability to invert the orientation of the display by 180 degrees.   This makes it easier to read in some installations, e.g. when mounted to a wall or fork lift.  It can also be configured to automatically invert when docked in a cradle.   Please note that it is necessary to restart the printer after changing the orientation setting.


Examples illustrating this feature are shown below.

! U1 setvar "display.orientation" "normal"

! U1 setvar "display.orientation" "inverted"

! U1 setvar "display.orienation" "auto"

! U1 do "device.reset" ""

! U1 getvar "display.orientation"

Helpful Information

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+ Product Codes

  • QLn Series Healthcare Mobile Printers
  • QLn Series Mobile Printers
  • QLn220 Healthcare
  • QLn220 Mobile Printer
  • QLn320 Healthcare
  • QLn320 Mobile Printer
  • QLn420 Mobile Printer