4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2018 7:01 AM by Robin West

    Blank label after printed label ZQ 320

    Sviatlana Shulzhytskaya

      Hi,

       

      I'm implementing a software that prints black marks labels with Zebra ZQ320. With pattern of the label everything is OK. I have difficulties with calibration. Because it prints all time a black label after.

       

      So, Here my configurations:

       

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      I've found here commands for printer's calibration:

       

      ^XA

      ^MNM

      ^XZ

      ~JC

      ^XA

      ^JUS

      ^XZ

       

      Then, I'm trying to print my label:

       

      ^XA

      ^PON    (print orientation)

      ^MNM    (specify media type, M - mark)

      ^XZ

      ^XA

      ^FO0,35^GB560,300,2^FS

      ^FO150,100^ADN,18,10^FD TEST TEST TEST

      ^FS

      ^XZ

       

      Also, I configured language to ZPL and media handling to TEAR OFF

       

      ! U1 setvar "device.languages" "zpl"

      ! U1 setvar "media.printmode" "tear off"

       

      Issue here, that after printed label I have all time a blank label and I can't find a solution how to print label without blank labels. What am I doing wrong?

       

      I seems, that printer didn't see length of the label. It's 2 inches. But ~LL doesn't work with non-continuous mode..

       

      And here information about "media" and length of a label:

       

      ! U1 setvar "zpl.label_length"  gets "404"

       

      ! U1 getvar "media":

       

      media.status : ok

      media.sense_mode : bar , Choices: bar,gap

      media.tof : 0 , Choices: -400.0-400.0

      media.type : label , Choices: label,journal

      media.bar_location : front , Choices: front

      media.width_sense.

      media.width_sense.enable : off , Choices: off

      media.width_sense.in_mm : 72.1

      media.width_sense.in_cm : 7.21

      media.width_sense.in_dots : 576

      media.width_sense.in_inches : 2.837

      media.printmode : tear off , Choices: tear off,peel off,rewind,cutter,delayed cut,linerless peel,linerless rewind,linerless tear,applicator,linerless cut,linerless dly cut

      media.speed : 4.8 , Choices: 1.0-5.0

       

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      Message was edited by: Sviatlana Shulzhytskaya

        • Re: Blank label after printed label ZQ 320
          Robin West

          Hi Sviatlana,

          Try just doing the following:

          1. Run your calibration script:

          ^XA

          ^MNM

          ^XZ

          ~JC

          ^XA

          ^JUS

          ^XZ

          2. Verify only 1-3 labels were fed during the calibration.

          3. Send the following (followed by a carriage return).  The response SHOULD be slightly over 400 as the ZQ printers are 203 dots per inch or 8 dots per mm. The media_type should be "mark".

          ! U1 getvar "zpl.label_length"

          ! U1 getvar "ezpl.media_type"

          4. Send your label.

          ^XA

          ^PON  

          ^FO0,35^GB560,300,2^FS

          ^FO150,100^ADN,18,10^FD TEST TEST TEST

          ^FS^PQ1

          ^XZ

           

          Let me know if this still feeds multiple labels.