Question about Zebra TLP 2844-Z Thermal Label Printer
I'm trying to set up a Zebra TLP 2844-z on a serial port. When connected through LPT1 it works fine. I removed it and tried to connect it using a serial port (NOT usb). But Install Wizard doesn't seem to detect the printer on either COM port (6 ports listed). At startup windows detects the new hardware and launches the install Wizard, it "sucesfully" installs the printer but when information is sent to print through Zebra Design Pro it does nothing.
What should I be doing then?
Two possibilities are the port configuration and the type of serial cable.
The printer has a feature that will try to match itself to the PC's configuration. Press and hold the feed button until the green status led flashes three times. While the led flashes send a ZPL format to the printer (hopefully you can do this through Design Pro by trying to adjust the printer or print labels, but the labels will not print). When the printer and PC are synchonized, the led changes to solid green.
If you can synchonize but still can't print, the problem might be the serial cable; not all serial cables will work. You should use a full null model cable (all pins connected except 1 and 8).
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