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How do I code Tear-off in ZPL II?

ZPLprogrammer (Programmer) (OP)
19 Jul 06 17:55
Can't seem to get the cutter to move to desired position.  Can set printer config. manually but want to include the tear-off as part of the label format.  Trying the TA but not having any success.  Any ideas?
jlasman (TechnicalUser)
19 Jul 06 19:39
It the ~TA command isn't working for you, do you perhaps have the ^XB command in force that suppresses backfeed?

If so try removing ^XB and see if your problems go away.

Jim Asman

ZPLprogrammer (Programmer) (OP)
20 Jul 06 9:16
No, no XB present.  Here's the code I'm trying to no avail.  Note the TA+56.  

¬FO0021,0411¬A0N,0041,0051¬FDSize :¬FS    
¬FO0000,0000¬AAN,0000,0000¬FD ¬FS                         
¬FO0021,0195¬A0N,0041,0051¬FDDB-142 SMART XX¬FS           
¬FO0018,0234¬A0N,0041,0051¬FDBLUE CHECK PATT¬FS           
¬FO0138,0411¬A0N,0041,0051¬FD16.5 34¬FS                   
jlasman (TechnicalUser)
20 Jul 06 9:56
I'm not sure what the punctuation character is before each command as displayed here. Make sure you are using ~TA with a tilde in the real file.

The only thing that comes to mind is that you may have to pad the distance with a 0 to make it 3 digits, So try...




Maybe it doesn't like the "+"

Jim Asman

jlasman (TechnicalUser)
20 Jul 06 10:53
I just tried ~TA056 on my printer and it advanced the label about 1/4 inch.

Jim Asman

ZPLprogrammer (Programmer) (OP)
20 Jul 06 10:58
For some reason, our label software (TL Ashford) replaces the carat with that other character.  I'd actually discovered that I needed a tilde for the TA prior to your reply.

But it was the 3 digits that did the trick.  I just assumed that it was a max of 3 digits, not a requirement.  I saw that other commands worked that way.  But as long as it works, I'm happy.

The resolution was:


Thanks for your help.  You're a genuis!

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