Setting the offset position on EPL printers - example: Jewelry Tags

Article ID: 09765790


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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Setting the offset position on EPL printers when using uniquely shaped labels

Applies To

EPL Printers experiencing problems with the print positioning on uniquely shaped labels including 2824 Series, 2844 Series, S4M (E53), 888 Series, GC Series, GK Series, GX Series, GT800, 2824 Plus Series, ZD500 Series, ZP Series, ZT200 Series, ZT400 Series, ZM Series, HC100, GK888 Series, GT888


Labels such as jewelry tags and labels with wide gaps can experience issues such as printing too high on the labels, consistently in same wrong location each time. The print may start too high or low on the label due to the wide gap or black bar location. 

Setting the EPL Q command parameters to compensate for larger gaps and marks will correct the vertical print location on the label. 

The EPL Q command is used to adjust the offset position. Qp1,p2(+/-)p3...the p3 parameter is used to set the offset value in dots.Read More>>.

Note: It is common to use black mark jewelry tags to avoid having to perform this offset adjustment. Consult with your media supplier if you have questions on media availability.

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