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spongmonkey (IS/IT--Management)
23 Feb 06 4:25
Hi chaps, I need a bit of advice. We have 2 Zebra Z4M printers in our warehouse. they print tags 3''*3'' with barcodes and text

1 printer is connected to a PC via a parallel cable and is reasonably fast, the other is an identical printer, connected via a 10mbps RJ45 cable into a zebra print server, and this printer is very slow compared to the other one. It pauses between tags and just generally takes it's time. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm thinking i need to try this printer with a parallel connection, but surely the 10mbps connection is more than adequate?

The only thing I can think of is that the PC with the parallel connection is handling the truetype fonts better than the processor in the print server on the other machine?

Andy
danieluc (IS/IT--Management)
21 Mar 06 15:38
Do you check the Print Rate, in the form the print rate is the command ^PRp,s,b where p is the print speed (2-9 in Zebra S600), s is the slew print (2-12 in Zebra S600) and b is the backfeed speed (2-8 in Zebra S600).

If you haven't access to the format disconnect the cable from the Z4M and connect to a matrix printer and print a 3" x 3"! label. Then search in the text printed for the command ^PR and check the speed configured. You can make this in the Z4M that print faster and compare this parameter.

Reset the printer

Daniel Urbina
e-mail: danieluc@ec-red.com
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