How-to Install drivers for my Zebra printer?

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Start by Following the steps below to install the new printer driver for your label printer.

1. Go to www.zebra.com/us/en/support-downloads.html to find updated driver. You will be prompted to enter your Product Names or Mode Number. You’ll be taken to a page specifically made for your printer model and you’ll find Links to “How-to Videos”, “Drivers”, “Firmware” and more.

  • ZebraDesigner driver 32/64 bit. Certified for Windows 10, Windows 7, Server 2016, Windows 8.1, (Version 5.1.16.6854) – here
  • Zebra Setup Utilities – Windows 2003, Windows XP – here
  • ZebraDesigner driver 32/64 bit. Certified for Windows 2003, Windows XP, (Version 2.7.0.3.16) – here

2. Install driver before connecting USB. Install driver with Network and then use settings while driver is installing to
configure IP address.

3. If driver is not communicating try using a different connection cable.

4. Driver installed under devices and printers on your PC should come online or a new driver will install automatically.

5. Test Print.

 

 

Find more information on printer drivers from Zebra Technologies here.

Purchase Zebra Extended Service Contracts here.

Zebra Printer Profile Manager

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Find out more on how Zebra’s Profile Manager can work for you. Whether your printers are in a single location, in multiple buildings throughout a campus environment or in multiple facilities across the country or around the world, if your technicians need physical access to configure, update or troubleshoot your printers, printer management becomes a very costly and time-consuming effort. And crucial new security configurations can take days or even weeks to complete, leaving your sensitive information vulnerable. Now, with Printer Profile Manager Enterprise from Zebra, you can manage all your networked Link-OS® printers from a single location, no matter where in the world they are located. You get the most fully featured remote printer management solution in this class, with convenient browser-based anywhere, anytime printer management. Minimize management time and cost and maximize up-time for your printers with Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, only from Zebra.

Want to minimize printer management time and cost and maximize printer uptime? With Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, you can. You get the most fully featured remote printer management solution in this class, allowing you to easily manage all your Zebra Link-OS® printers from a single location, no matter where they are located.

With the simple-to-use self-installer, setup is fast and easy. Every Link-OS printer on the network is easily discovered and connected to the management console – time workers used to spend walking throughout your facility to locate, configure and troubleshoot printers can now be spent on more crucial tasks. No matter how complex your configuration needs may be, the intuitive interface makes it easy to navigate through over 300 settings to quickly and easily create your printer configurations with just a handful of ‘clicks’. You’re in complete charge of when your printers are updated — automatically when the printer is powered up and first discovered or on a specific date and time to minimize business disruption. And a direct encrypted connection provides the built-in enterprise security you need to protect your sensitive data — and comply with standard IT practices.

See it live: 

Run Printer Profile Manager Enterprise (Cloud-based instance)
User name: demo
Password: Password1&

Watch the printers live as you interact with them in Profile Manager Enterprise.
(Requires Chrome Browser version 50 or later)

Download Profile Manager PDF

Find out more on using Zebra Printers using Profile Manager Enterprise.

Manufacturer Link: Zebra Technologies
Places-to-buy: Barcodefactory for Zebra Printers

RFID Country Code not selected Error Message

When a ZD500r is taken new out of the box for the first time and powered on, it is normal for it to display the “RFID COUNTRY CODE NOT SELECTED” error message as shown below:

To set this please refer to the “rfid.country_code” command in the RFID Programming Guide available on the printer’s Support & Downloads page.

**Important WARNING – Please note that this is a one-time setting and it cannot be changed once set**

For example, if the printer is being used in Europe, send the below command string:-

! U1 setvar “rfid.country_code” “europe”

  • For example, if the printer is being used in USA or Canada, send the below command string:-

! U1 setvar “rfid.country_code” “usa/canada”

Other Available Values:
not selected, no region code, usa/canada, argentina, bolivia, brazil, chile, colombia, costa rica, dominican republic, el salvador, ecuador, guatemala, honduras, mexico, nicaragua, peru, puerto rico, uruguay, venezuela, europe (all EU member states and EFTA), albania, bosnia, croatia, georgia, russia, turkey, ukraine, australia/nz, bangladesh, hong kong, india, indonesia, japan, malaysia, pakistan, china, philippines, singapore, korea, taiwan, thailand, vietnam, israel, saudi arabia, south africa, uae

You can then send the following command string to make sure the correct setting has been saved.

 

Looking for more help or other resources regarding RFID technology please visit the Zebra RFID page here.

Getting the “Cut Error” on the LCD Display of your ZT600 or ZT500 series printer?

If your printer is displaying the Cut Error, Cycle Completely or does not detect a complete cutting cycle then you would first need to inspect the Cutter for debris or contamination. Try cleaning the cutter following this procedure.

Download the full Guide zt600_Cutter_Maint PDF.

If this does not fix the issue then please contact an authorized service technician.

Honeywell EZConfig – How to download

EZConfig is Honeywell’s free scanner configuration software. It is a great solution and here is where you can find and download the tool.

Option 1: Use Online Version of EZConfig

If you would prefer to use the online EZConfig version go here and set up an account:  https://www.honeywellaidc.com/products/software/device-management/ezconfig-cloud-for-scanning

The “Register for free access now!” is mid-way down the screen.

Option 2: Download EZConfig

If you’d rather download EZConfig and work on it offline follow the below process:

  • You will be taken to this screen to enter the info needed to set up the account.

  • Once complete you will see this screen telling you an email has been sent to the email address just entered.

  • Go to your email and click on the below link in the email:

  • You will then be asked to log back into the software download site:

  • You will then see this screen – but there is still one more very important step.  You will need to download and install Honeywell’s Software Download Manager.  To start the process click on the link on the screen.  See below:

  • If you don’t download this software, and you try to download any software on the site without it in place, you’ll see this:

  • Once all this is done, downloading software is a snap.  You won’t have to log in or do anything special.
  • Just go here: https://hsmftp.honeywell.com/ and click here

  • Which will take you to the software download screen.  Then find EZConfig and download and install it.

Determining which labels you need for a new labeling application can be confusing. You don’t want to get it wrong and find the label does not meet weather or chemical exposure requirements. Here are some simple questions you can start with to determine the right label.

1. What is the printer make & model these will be printed in, (if any)? (Or roll OD and core size or sheet size)

2. Does your label require a ribbon to print or not? Is your printer capable of using a ribbon? Your label is either Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer.

3.  What resistance does it require? (Moisture, oil, grease, alcohol, abrasion)

4.  In what environment will it exist?  (Outdoors, outdoors covered, indoors)

5.  What surface will it stick to? (Corrugate, paper, packaging rims, plastic, metal, glass, rough surface, curved surface, moist surface)

6. Does it need to come off at any given point with little or no residue?

7. Is there any pre-printing needed, on front of label, back of labels or on label liner.

8. What size do you need? Width x Length (length measurement increases as the roll is unwound)

Answering these questions will eliminate many headaches, greatly reduce your cost and provide you with the best possible label. There are hundreds of different types of labels that will meet your requirements.

Other factors that determine how your label will print:

  • Ribbon Type
  • Print head DPI
  • Size of Text
  • Amount of Copy on the Label
  • Amount of Detail on the Label

Other specific details you will need to know:

  • Core Size .75″, 1″, 1.5″, 2″, 3
  • Label Width and Length
  • Quantity (Quantity per Roll)
  • Do you need perforations between each label
  • Outer Diameter (will it fit in your printer?)
  • Annual usage (how many labels per day?)

Hint: Bigger is Better  If your printer only holds a 5″ Outer Diameter Roll, consider buying a Roll Holder that accommodates an 8″ Roll. This inexpensive attachment, sits behind the printer and feeds labels in through the open feed slot. Larger O.D. labels are less expensive than smaller ones!

Hint: Cases Quantities  It is always less expensive per roll to purchase case quantities of labels (and thermal ribbon)! Many suppliers also offer buyer loyalty discounts fro annual purchases. Great distributors will even hold onto your labels in their warehouse until you need them. Just make the call.

Best Hint: Call a Great Supplier!  Buying labels is not like buying vitamins online! You can save yourself a lot or work by finding a good supplier and sticking with them. Don;t just go on their website and try it alone, CALL THEM! They can answer every question and you will have the opportunity to get a better price!

The labeling industry is a multi-billion dollar business and regardless of your application, there is a label material out there that will meet your needs.

Still Handwriting Food Prep Labels?

Answer 3 quick questions to find out how much your can save using the AccuDate 9700

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Find out more on the AccuDate 9700 Food Rotation Labeling System here

Start by entering the number of labels you prepare, or the time spent preparing labels each day or week. Then enter the number of locations you have followed by the hourly rate you pay. transact food prep label savings calculatorThe results will tell you how many hours spent per year; time spent handwriting your prep labels that can be used to do more important things around the restaurant. Labor wages per year; which is the equivalent of that time in actual cost savings based on the wages. Visit the link to use the SAVINGS CALCULATOR tool.

Looking for great pricing on food prep labels? Call the BarcodeFactory at 888.237.8525 Mon-Fri 8am-8pm EST.

MANUFACTURER: Transact

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Adjusting Thermal Printer Speed and Darkness for Optimum Results

In this video we’ll show you how you can achieve optimum results for your thermal barcode printer by simply adjusting the speed and darkness settings. We start by making sure your print speed and darkness levels are balanced for printing labels that are legible. Finally making sure your speed is fast enough to meet job deadlines, your barcodes are clear and the text is dark enough to read.

Not sure if your Thermal Printhead needs replaced? Click the link here or simply call 888.237.8525 today to speak with a printer expert!

How to Serialize with BarTender Software

Assigning sequential numbers using serialization to assign unique identifiers to items.

Example: Suppose that you want your serialization to increment (or decrement) by specific numbers, letters, or characters, rather than a simple consistent interval. You enter the following sequence in the Sequence field: 1862730. If you set the sequence to increment by 1, your serialization sequence would look like this: 1, 8, 6, 2, 7, 3, 0, 11, 18, 16, 12, 17, etc.

 

MANUFACTURER: Seagull Scientific

PLACES-TO-BUY: BarTender Software

Tips on how you can Deploy your RFID Solution Successfuly

Many companies are benefiting from implementing RFID solutions to streamline inventory processes, track high value company assets and improve the customer experience. Before you begin your RFID deployment, check out our tips for deploying your solution.

This e-book provides:

  • 11 steps for successful deployment
  • Concrete ways to get your project’s ROI
  • Deployment checklist

A Solution provider will be your greatest asset for developing your RFID Architecture. Don’t be that company taking risks without doing your research. Knowing your provider can help you avoid the pitfalls like being aware of your local regulations governing the use of RFID equipment operating in the UHF spectrum. End users must understand RFID regulatory standards, or they could end up throwing money away on equipment they cannot use. Learn more about developing your RFID Solution by filling out the form on this page or simply by calling 888.237.8525 M-F 8am-8pm EST and speaking with an RFID expert today!

 

MANUFACTURER: Impinj RFID

PLACES-TO-BUY: RFID Experts!