ZebraDesigner Driver and the Send File Feature

Article ID: 33558309

Issue / Question

How do I send a file to a Zebra Printer using the ZebraDesigner Driver’s "Send File" or “Store File to Printer” feature?

Applicable To

ZebraDesigner Driver

Resolution / Answer

Overview

There is an option within the ZebraDesigner driver to Send a File to a Zebra printer. This allows you to send different types of files to your Zebra printer without having to install additional software or utilities. For Zebra Designer Driver 8, another Store File to Printer option has been added. 


Send file feature:

This feature sends the file as a printer command stream. The file is the ZPL script and file with the ZPL script header, to specify store location and file name, etc.
If you send the label print ZPL script, it will be printed.

Common files to send: Firmware files, Printer language (ZPL) files, Font files (with size and memory location already generated), etc.

 

Store file to printer feature:

  NOTE This feature is only available for Driver version 8.0 or later.


This feature stores file to specific memory [To Internal flash (E) or RAM (R)]. If you send the label print ZPL script, it will not be printed as it is stored only.

Common files to send: Template file, ZBI script, TTF font files (without converted to Zebra specific format), etc. 
 
This feature is available for several versions of the ZebraDesigner Driver. For the latest version of Zebra driver, download from Support and Downloads: Printer Support.


Procedure:

 

Procedure for Driver version 8.x or later

NOTE Instructions provided are based on Windows 10.

 

  1. Navigate to Start > Settings > Devices > Printer and Scanners. (or enter Printer from the search bar.) 
  2. Select the printer installed with ZebraDesigner driver and click Manage

  3. Select Printer Properties to open the properties dialog.
  4. Select Driver Settings and click Settings
There are options to either Send file or Send file to printer

  1. If you select Send File, enter the full path and file name in the box or click the ellipsis (…) and point to the location and name of the file you want to send. 
  2. Once the correct file name and path are entered, click Send

If your printer model has a data light and front panel display, you will see an indication that the file was received. With larger files, the data light will continue to flash until the file is complete.
 

Procedure for Driver version 5.x or later

NOTE Instructions provided are based on Windows 7.

 

  1. Navigate to Start > Settings > Devices and Printers (or Printers and Faxes for older operating systems).
  2. Right-click the ZebraDesigner printer driver installed for your printer and select Printing preferences

  3. Click Tools
     
    NOTE The same option is also available for CPCL and EPL ZebraDesigner drivers.
  4. Under the Command type, make sure Action is selected and the Send file option is available. 

  5. You could enter the full path and file name in the box or click on the ellipsis (…) and point to the location and name of the file you want to send.
Common files to send are Firmware files, Printer language (ZPL) files, Font files (with size and memory location already generated), etc.
  1. Once the correct file name and path are entered, click Send.  
If your printer model has a data light and front panel display, you will see an indication that the file was received.  With larger files, the data light will continue to flash until the file is complete.  

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