Barcode Printing on Zebra LP label printer

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AS/400
Barcode
Barcode printers
I've written a program that prints barcode labels to my HP 1060 laser printer which is locally attached to my pc use the DOT4_001 port. I also have a Zebra LP 2844 label printer attached using the USB001 port. The label prints fine go to the HP 1060 printer, but it doesn't print anything when I send it to the LP 2844 printer. Not even an error. Please point me in the right direction. I'm using BosaNova TCP/IP emulation version 7.12. Thank You, Douglas L McDuffie

Software/Hardware used:
AS400

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It’s rather hard to determine what you are doing but generally the label printers require special programming which is totally different from the code to print on a laser printer. Most often these are driven through custom software like T.L. Ashford but perhaps you knew that.
Phil

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  • WoodEngineer
    Zebra bar code printers, as well as most other bar code printers, have their own print language. I think its known as ZPL for Zebra printers. In a former life I developed the program to print to a Zebra. We wrote the ZPL commands and text to a generic AS/400 print file then sent it to the Zebra printer just like any other spool file. The key is getting the ZPL commands right. T.L Ashford takes care of all of this for you. Of course, you can do it yourself with a little studying of the ZPL manual but it will take a while. Its a bit tedious doing it manually. However, if your label format seldom changes, it might be worth the effort.
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    Thank You, DLM
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