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 ZPL.

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 ZPL converter, any PCL laser or inkjet printer will be able to produce ZPL output on paper. Both labels with a resolution of 203 dpi (8 dots / mm) and labels with a resolution of 304 (12 dots / mm) 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.

The use of an inkjet or laser printer instead of a ZPL printer can be in shipping workstations, for example, where space is at a premium.

In addition, there are savings potentials through lower power consumption and ultimately the ZPL printer does not need to be purchased and maintained.

The ZPL converter is also available as gateway. This allows ZPL documents to be combined with other print output such as returns­documents to form a single print page and output together.

In the field of customs clearance there are also cases where shipping labels must be sent in advance by e-mail to the service provider or authorities. This can be easily automated with the gateway that is able to produce PDF-files from ZPL.

Detailed informationen about the ZPL-converter can be found in the convert4print-Wiki.

ZPL print sample