Rotating a Label to Landscape

Customer is working off a print template which has been designed to print a label in portrait mode.  They desire to rotate the label to landscape; however, they have no control over the environment, chosen for this function.  Thus, the code cannot be altered to include the rotation per element or a ^FWx (assuming no rotation specified) without incurring a "huge" expense!!!

 

I suspect the ZPL code has the Barcode and Text elements with the orientation included.  Is there way of having the printer default to the 90 degree rotation?  Thus if  a "^BEN" or a "^A0N" is encountered, the printer will automatically rotate the label.

Gregory Pawlik
Hi Don,The printer by default

Hi Don,

The printer by default is unable to interpret ZPL commands as other ones.

There would need to some short of modification on the printer if the customer cannot change the ZPL they are sending down to the printer.

It may require either custom firmware or a ZBI Script running on the printer to interpret the incoming ZPL commands into a landscape format.

 

For the development of such a solution, you should reach out to Zebra Development Services.

Greg

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Don Khan
Greg, thanks for the response

Greg, thanks for the response.  Do you know if the new ZD420 has the ability to rotate a label, not considering the original portrait or landscape design?

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Gregory Pawlik
Hi Don,The ZD420 will behave

Hi Don,

The ZD420 will behave the same as previous ZPL printers.

In ZPL, you can rotate the orientation of a label 180 degrees by just using the ^POI command.

But rotating a label 90 degrees will require that all the ZPL fields in the label be modified.

Greg

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