Question about Zebra A300 Thermal Printer
A300 thermal printer connected via serial to USB converter won't print. Test page is sending but nothing happens.
you need to increase the baud rate of the serial port on the printer and pc, the default baud rate of the serial port is 9600kbp which is heaps slower then the LPT port which can rate atleast 100 times faster.
the reason why it is taking 45sec before printing is because the pc is sending a lot of graphics data to the printer, this can be cause by two main things
1) you could be printing a lot of logos or graphics .
2) you are printing using a nonhardware font so the driver has to convert all of the text into graphics. you can fix this by selecting a hardware font (has a printer logo next to it's name in word). also outputting EPL (the printers native command language) would be extreamly quick.
you could also download ZebraDesigner which includes drivers.
i would also recommend not updating the firmware as it can do more harm then good, and if you make a mistake you kill the printer and it voids the warranty
best of luck
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
This printer requires special software to print labels with. It uses a unique PCL language to work with. Thats why when you use these printers with Fedex or UPS software, it typically downloads forms first before working.
Zebra used to see a label designer program to work with it. You might want to check with them to see if they still carry it.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
Go into the printer driver and select print a test page, does it print out?
If so then try printing from your label software, it should work, if not then it is your software that is at fault.
If the test page does not print out then check all the settings in the print driver, so they are the same as the physical label.
If non of this helps then go to www.lancerlabels.co.uk and do a live chat to Michael.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
try this--open the control panel then open system & maint then admin tools. open services then find the print spooler svc and right click then restart. close all jobs and print windows first then try again
Posted on May 15, 2009
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