Need help on Zebra printer driver

Software technical issues not related to any of the other categories

Moderator: NiceLabel Support Team

Post Reply
-=LTi=-
Newcomer
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:06 am

Need help on Zebra printer driver

Post by -=LTi=- » Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:12 am

Good day you all.

I have downloaded and installed the
"ZEBRA_ZE500-6LH-300dpi_ZPL_zebra_v10.0.0_released_2021_10_13" printer driver.

I am trying to use WindowsAPI to print PDF files into Zebra ZPL commands, but all my attempts failed.

The printing is OK, but the generated file is not what i was expected.

If i issue "RAW" to DocInfo1.pDataType for StartDocPrinter i get the PDF file content back.
If i issue "TEXT" i get some conversation into ZPL commands but it contains a lot of binary data as well.

If i open the PDF document via AcrobatReader and print it via the Zebra driver, it creates the correct file with correct ZPL commands.

Is there anybody can help me on this?

Or do i have to use other API for this?

Thanks your help in advance.
-=LTi=-

Rainer
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 92
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Contact:

Re: Need help on Zebra printer driver

Post by Rainer » Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:13 pm

Hallo,

von welchem Programm aus benutzt du welche Windows API?

Rainer
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 92
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Contact:

Re: Need help on Zebra printer driver

Post by Rainer » Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:14 pm

Hi there,

from which program do you use which Windows API?

shawnWork
Enthusiast
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:04 pm
Location: Indianapolis

Re: Need help on Zebra printer driver

Post by shawnWork » Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:33 pm

Why are you posting about printing direct to zebra printers?

Use the Nice Label SDK.

Setup PrintEngineFactory
Initialize PrintEngine

Create label or have a label file.
Open label from file.
label.printsettings.outputfileName "<file location for output>"
label.printsettings.PrintPDF = true

label.print


Setup of Nice Label
- All dlls in exe path
- license file in exe path.

Rainer
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 92
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Contact:

Re: Need help on Zebra printer driver

Post by Rainer » Fri Oct 21, 2022 3:42 pm

Hello,
A printer driver for a Zebra printer will always generate a control from a PDF file that has converted everything into an image. That's why you see only a few ZPL commands and many unreadable characters.

kathin
Newcomer
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:08 am

Re: Need help on Zebra printer driver

Post by kathin » Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:11 am

Send PDF documents directly to Link-OS printers for immediate printing. Reduce or eliminate the need for middleware or drivers. Archiveable rending of actual document, label. On-printer app that allows Link-OS printers to directly receive and print PDFs - without drivers or middleware. I hope this will be helpful to you.

Post Reply