Issue / Question
Using the ~JK command with the Delayed Cutter feature
ZPL printers with the Cutter Option using Delayed Cutter feature added in firmware "Vxx.13.0.11A"
Resolution / Answer
The Cutter option is installed.
When the printer is in the Delayed Cut mode, it will cut the label when it receives the ~JK (Delayed Cut) command. To activate the ~JK command, the printer's PRINT MODE must be set to Delayed Cut, and there must be a label waiting to be cut. When the printer is not in the Delayed Cut mode, the printer does not cut the label when it receives the ~JK command.
Two normal modes of cutter operations are:
- Cut every label
- Cut every [x] number of label (Grouping)
The Delayed cutter setting allows user to cut only when the print job is complete.
- Create two different configuration files:
- The first file is to set the printer in Delayed Cut mode. Type the following command in a notepad, and Save the file as Delayed Cut Setting.txt.
- The second file is to instruct the printer to cut the label. When the printer is in the Delayed Cut mode, it will cut the label when it receives the ~JK (Delayed Cut) command.
Type the following command in a notepad, and Save the file as Delayed Cut Command.txt.
- Test the functionality of the Delayed Cut commands:
- Send the Delayed Cut Setting.txt file.
- Send a print job to the printer that waits to be cut. The print job must not include a ^MMT command that would set the printer back to Tear Off instead of Delayed cut.
- Send the Delayed Cut Command.txt file and the ZPL printer will cut the label on demand.
||NOTE The ~JK command must be sent in a separate file, and it cannot be sent at the end of a set of commands.