Zebra Printer Installation LP2844 & LP2824

Modified on: 2017-06-22 14:29:07 -0400


Setup and Installation for the Zebra Receipt/Label Printer Model #’s LP2844 & LP2824:

 

***NOTE - If you are using the Zebra GC420d printer see the following article here.


  1. Make sure that the correct driver is installed for your version of Windows. After installing the driver*, make sure that the correct label size is selected as the printer’s default paper size. Make sure that the Code 39 Digits bar code font is installed on the computer doing the printing (this font file can be found in the Design Manager directory) or is installed by the Design Manager installation. To check, look for Code 39 Digits under Control Panel, Fonts.

    *Go to the following link to download the driver – Select your Printer Model (LP2844, LP2824) choose the ZebraDesigner Driver under Recommended Drivers.

    http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/drivers_downloads/drivers/results.html?productType=7

     

  2. The following setting must be changed in the Design Manager software if you are printing labels. It is in the Company Information window under Inventory. The “Use Label Printer” box must be checked if you are printing labels.



3.  The following setting must be changed in the Design Manager software if you are printing receipts. It is in the Company Information window under POS/Showroom. The “Use Receipt Printer” box must be checked if you are printing receipts.



4. Before printing labels with Design Manager, click the Setup button on the label print window and verify that it is set to the Zebra printer and that the correct label size is selected. Some versions of Windows do not have a default paper size and therefore the Setup button will need to be used every time labels are printed. If the computer that is used to print the labels is also used for other printing then make sure that the correct printer is selected the next time you print a non-label document.


5. Most Important: Print a couple of test labels and then test them with the Bar Code Scanner before printing a large run.


6. Printer Configuration. Please see below for the proper settings needed to print Labels or Receipts. These settings can be changed in the Start menu of your Windows operating system by selecting Printers and Faxes.


“Receipt” Printing configuration - Go to the Printers Preferences – Options tab

  1. Set Speed to 3.25

  2. Set Paper Size to match Width 4.00 x Height 5.00

  3. Set Paper Format to Inch and Portrait



Go to the Advanced Setup tab

  1. Set Media Settings to Direct Thermal

  2. Set Media Type to Continuous

  3. Click OK - Once Complete be sure to right click on the Printer again and choose Printer Properties – choose to Print a Test Page.



Print a test receipt in Design Manager. If the receipt appears to be off center, make a change to the Printers settings. Go back to Printing Preferences – Options tab. Under the Unprintable Area, change Left: 0.00 to 0.25. Choose OK and then print another test page in the Printer Properties. After the test is complete, go back into DM and print another receipt. If still off center, make further changes and tests to the unprintable area settings until it centers.

Note, to switch from Receipt printing to Label printing on the same printer, you must reset the settings by following the steps below:

  1. Click on the Printers and Faxes icon in the Windows Start menu.

  2. Right click on the Zebra printer and select Properties.

  3. Select Printing Preferences and make the appropriate changes to the settings according to the configurations listed on this page. Click Ok to save the changes and completely exit out of the Printers and Faxes window. The settings will be sent to the printer upon exiting that screen.

  4. Now open up the Printers and Faxes window again, load the printer with the proper paper and click on “Print Test Page” to make sure the new settings were initiated.

“Label” Printing configuration – Go to the Printers Preferences – Options tab

  1. Set Speed to 3.25

  2. Set Paper Size to match the size of the labels.

    Normally - Width 2.25 x Height 2.00

  3. Set Paper Format to Inch and Portrait


Go to the Advanced Setup tab

  1. Set Media Settings to Direct Thermal

  2. Set Media Type to Label with Gaps

  3. Reverse Sensor should not be Checked (note, if you are having difficulties with the page breaks, try changing this setting to the On position)
  4. Set the Position adjustment – Gap/Mark Height to 0.12 inch
  5. Click OK - Once Complete be sure to right click on Printer again and choose Printer Properties – choose to Print a Test Page.




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