Slow Printing Throughput - Hesitation Between Printing Labels

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Topic or Information    

The document link provides an explanation regarding the difference between print speed and throughput. A user may describe this as any of the following

  • Slow throughput of the printer job
  • Delay before job starts to print
  • Pause or hesitation between labels


Applies To

Zebra Printers


The printer is a command interpretation device that requires programming commands to map the image before the printing occurs  In summary, the printer must interpret the label format commands that are received from the host application. The time it takes to interpret these commands is usually unnoticed since this is done in fractions of a second or while a label print is in progress. If the application is either slow in delivering the entire label format or there is large numbers of graphic/font download (the driver renders all label content as a graphic) there may be a pause between labels. 

Throughput details Read More>>

If you are using the ZebraDesigner Driver you can try some recommended configuration settings. Read More>>

Additional Information

 Improving Throughput for Wired ZebraNet Print Servers

To improve throughput with a Wired ZebraNet Print Server disable the ZebraLink feature.

For Print Server II Read More>>

For Print Server 10/100

Note: Zebralink is the ability to view printer web pages and alerts.  These will not function with Zebralink or bi-directional communications off.  Zebralink cannot be disabled on the Xi4, ZMx00, RZx00, G Series, LP2824 Plus, and HC100 printers that have the Internal 10/100 print server. 


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