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When I tried to installed the driver of the new Zebra LP 2824 Plus, I was asked to choose the Model LP 2824 Plus ZPL or LP 2824 Plus EPL So, what 's the difference between them and which one should i choose

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SOURCE: i am trying to install a lp 2824 plus zebra label

Thank you for posting to and it is my pleasure to guide you.
I have done some research on your printer. Click this link for LP 2824 Plus User Guide P980644-001 Rev A (en) Manual Part #P980644-001 Rev A 2824 Plus User Guide P980644-001 Rev A (en)&dvar3=LP 2824 Plus

If the link does not open, copy and paste it to IE, or what ever you use.

Doing a search in the manual for ZPL I found that this is the default for the printer. The printing is for a more 'fancy' label.

"EPL Line Mode printing is designed to be command compatible with EPL1 programming language used in early model LP2022 and LP2042 printers."
".. is ideal for basic retail (point of sale - POS), shipping, inventory, work
flow control, and general labeling." "The ZPL style label provides a more intuitive and functionally descriptive naming conventions.."

So, if you want just basic labels, use the EPL. To do more on the label, use the ZPL, which is the default.

Again, download the manual and that will help you decide and will guide better than I can here.

Good luck and please post back that you are successful and give thumbs up if my solution has worked for you. If I can be more helpful just reply.

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