Setting the Print Speed on a EPL Desktop Printer

Article ID: 71783313


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>>


Topic or Information

Setting or changing the print speed (print rate)

Applies To

LP2844, TLP2844, TLP3842, LP2824, TLP2824


The printer operates at the selected speed in terms of inches/mm per second. Because print quality is effected by print speed, media, ribbon ( if thermal transfer ), and printer operating modes, it is important to run tests for your application to choose the optimal setting.  Slowing down the print speed can also help if the print is too light.

Setting the print speed:

    If your application is printing through the Zebra Designer Driver Read More>>

    If your application is printing through a 3rd party driver, contact that vendors technical support.

    If you are using EPL code in your application Read More>>

To check the current print speed, you can view the printer's configuration information Read More>>


+ Product Codes

  • 2824 Series Desktop Printers