1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 7, 2015 10:00 AM by Robin West

    How to Print ZPL or CPCL codes directly vis USB

    Miguel Enriquez

      Hi my printer model is a Zebra TL2844 connected to a Windows 8, i am developer and print from Delphi or Visual Basic, i generate the report (labels with code bars), in print preview, of course i can send directly to printer via report (no preview) but not like me use the reporter, i think would exist a way for print directly the ZPL or CPCL codes, directly to usb printer, how to?

       

      can anyone share with me C# and Java(with a Servlet) code for test?

       

      thanks

       

      my label:

       

      <CodeBar>

      100-001

       

       

      Thanks

        • Re: How to Print ZPL or CPCL codes directly vis USB
          Robin West

          Hi Miguel,

          Do you just want to print or get full communication to the printer?  If you just want to print, you should be able to use the Windows spooler library to send data directly to the printer.  See the Microsoft article here for full C# or VB code on doing this.  We have an example java applet for printing here

           

          If you want full communication, it is harder.  Full communication requires you to find the printer via specific Windows USB and HID libraries, then essentially create a filestream to the device address.  We do have a library to help, but it is currently only available to ISV partners here

           

          Are you trying to print via a website to USB?

           

          Robin