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printing .zpl from DOS

printing .zpl from DOS

printing .zpl from DOS

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Summary:
Zebra 105SL label printer
Network shared
Attached to jetdirect box (if that makes any diff)
O/S:  Windows 2000

Hi, I have a client with a Zebra 105SL label printer which is network shared.

I need submit a print to it via an executed DOS 'copy' or 'print' copy from a 3rd party app or even DOS itself.
I can submit my .zpl files to print successfuly from within Windows, eg notepad etc but not from direct from DOS or my 3rd party Windows program that executes a dos copy or print command.  The activity light flickers for a moment so I know the printer receives the data stream but then a great big nothing, zip, nada.   This is I presume because from a Windows print it picks up the correct drivers from the network
whereas a DOS comamnd does not.  I am guessing here.

I know the extension needs be .zpl but I am at a loss as to how to get the DOS printing working.   

I have tried mapping my lpt1 port tot he network share via the command:   Net use  LPT1 \\myserver\myprinter  /persistent:Yes       but I still get no output.   

Time is running out for me to resolve now and I would appreciate any help.  Thanks

RE: printing .zpl from DOS

If the printer is shared, try...

copy /b zplfile \\servername\printersharename

The filename extension shouldn't matter.

Use the /b option as shown to force a binary copy.

Jim Asman
http://www.spectracolorservices.com

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