Setting the print width on an EPL desktop printer

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Setting the Print Width on a Desktop Printer

Applies To

LP/TLP2844, TLP3842




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>>


The print width is typically set to match the actual physical width of the label. If the Print Width is set incorrectly you may experience a shifting of the printer (left or right when looking at the label from the front)

Note: Software or driver settings can override printer settings for Print Width, Label Length, etc. If the printer setup appears correct and then changes when you send your label request then check your driver of software for a mis-matched configuration. 

The Print Width is controlled through software/driver settings or through the printer's native language EPL. 

  • 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 see Read More>>

Helpful Information

The current print width value ( q ) can be seen on the printer's configuration settings.  Read More>>


+ Product Codes

  • 2824 Series Desktop Printers