Using The ~JK Command for Delayed Cutter Operations.

Using The ~JK Command for Delayed Cutter Operations.

Article ID: 02720137

 

Issue / Question

This procedure provides details on using the ~JK command with the Delayed Cutter feature.

Applicable To

ZPL printers with the Cutter Option using Delayed Cutter feature added in firmware "Vxx.13.0.11A "

Resolution / Answer

Required 

Cutter Option Installed


Overview

Delayed cutter — When the printer is in the Delayed Cut PRINT 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 PRINT MODE, the printer will not cut the label when it receives the ~JK command.

Two normal mode of cutter operation are
1. Cut every label 
2. Cut every [x] number of label (Grouping) 
 
Delayed cutter setting allow user want to cut only when the print job is complete 


Procedure

  1. 1. User need to create 2 different configuration files
    2. The first file is to set the printer in Delayed Cut mode 
    Type the following command in a notepad
    ^XA^MMD^XZ
    
    Save the file as Delayed Cut Setting.txt 
    3. The second file is to instruct the printer to cut the label
    When the printer is in the Delayed Cut PRINT MODE, it will cut the label when it receives 
    the ~JK (Delayed Cut) command.  
    ~JK need to be send in a separate file - it cannot be sent at the end of a set of
    commands.

    Type the following command in a notepad 
    ~JK
    
    Save the file as Delayed Cut Command.txt 
     
    4. Navigate to Control Panel > Devices & Printers > Right click on your printer driver >
    Printing Preferences > Custom Commands Tab 
    5. Change the 'Start' Position to file and select Delayed Cut Setting.txt file
    This file will be sent to the printer prior to sending the print job
    This will set the printer in Delayed Cut Mode 
    6. Change the 'End' Position to file and select Delayed Cut Command.txt file
    This file will be send out at the end of the print job to instruct the printer to Cut  

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