Zebra Technologies Corporation equipped its label printers from the outset with its own printer language, which was optimized for the generation and output of labels. Over the years, this language has been expanded with the appearance of new printer models, and now has a booth called ZPL2.

In addition to supporting the output of fonts, lines and images, these label printers are characterized by the ability to output a wide range of linear and now 2d-barcodes.

Using the ZPL2 converter, any PCL laser or inkjet printer will be able to produce ZPL2 output on paper. Both labels with a resolution of 203 dpi and labels with a resolution of 300 dpi are supported. Thanks to convert4print, users can choose the printer that best meets their requirements and budget from a wide range of printers.

Features of the real printer used can be adapted to the usual conditions via an adjustment area (e.g. sequences of input and output trays). Additional equipment such as stapling, punching or folding units can also be used in this way.

Part of the converter is also the emulation of a flash memory. Labels and fonts can be stored there without the application programs having to load these labels or fonts. If the converter recognizes commands that reference these labels or fonts, they are loaded into the printer.

In addition, the converter has a programmable filter that allows changes to be made to the received data stream. This filter function can be used to modify control sequences for specific printers, enabling even the oldest, possibly incomplete or even faulty labels to be converted.

The ZPL converter is also available as a gateway. This allows ZPL documents to be combined with other print outputs such as return documents to form a printed page, for example, and output together, archive or sent by e-mail.

ZPL print sample