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Hi , We're trying to print the file to TLP 2844 using DOS commend : copy test.txt LPT1 , but the printer does not response . We installed the out-box driver and make the driver pointed to LPT1, It works well when we try to print in Windows Notepad . Have no idea what's the problem would be ? Thanks Nick Zeng

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The only thing I see missing is the ":" after lpt1
ie - command should be copy test.txt lpt1:
you could also try using print test.txt
or type test.txt > lpt1:

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HI Les1810,

You should be printing faster with Zebra fonts.
Which driver are you using? Version?
I strongly recommend the Zebra Designer V1.3.08, available at Zebra.com

To isolate the problem, capture the output to a file.
Define a local port as C:\output.txt and set that as the port in driver properties.
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Send c:\output.txt directly to your printer.
For LPT1, use the DOS copy command to send the file. (Copy C:\output.txt LPT1)
For serial connections, use Hyperterm to send the file.
For network connections, use ftp.
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Does this print faster than printing the original document from Word through the driver?
If yes, then update your driver.
If no, debug your communication to the printer (LPT1, serial, network, etc.)

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