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davemc
November 25th, 2008, 10:15 AM
I have a Zebra LP-2844Z label printer.

The Z suffix indicates it runs ZPL language. The non-Z models run EPL II language from Eltron, which Zebra aquired.

I find I get mangled print with CUPS 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4. The zebra.ppd doesn't seem to have changed through these versions.

I use a 4"x4" label, 101.6mm x 101.6mm.

The page layout seems to be wrong, it's trying to put the output in the wrong place, gets the pagination wrong, then trips out stopping at a non-label boundary, and flashing the red light on the printer.

So I took zebra.ppd and hacked out all the other paper sizes, so the only paper size was the one I have installed, and likewise the imagable area and defaults. I then used system settings/printers to install, and changed the margins to custom margins of 0 in all angles.

Presto, it works. I get full sized labels from OpenOffice writer (using a custom paper size of 4x4).

zebra4.ppd file attached, should anyone find it useful.
:)
David
McPond

vpaul
December 9th, 2009, 08:28 PM
I See references to resolution in the file and am wondering if I can get a 300dpi Zebra model TLP3844-Z to print correctly using this? When I print the label comes out small unless I print to a model 2844-Z. Can the resolution be added for 300dpi? I need a 4 x 6 inch 300dpi label. THANKS.

amidala3
December 28th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Sorry, your driver didn't work for me... i used the variant in the attachement;
Maybe it helps someone...
Amidala

llargotuejar
May 27th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Sorry, your driver didn't work for me... i used the variant in the attachement;
Maybe it helps someone...
Amidala

I love you.

2 days with a Zebra TLP 2844 and Ubuntu 10.04 triying generic-printer-driver and 1000 of combinations. ˇFinally with this ppd file it is printing!
Very, very thanks.

Best regards from Spain.

appostroff
November 29th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Me too ! I have TLP 2844-Z and with this ppd file works fine.

clone2046
February 3rd, 2011, 07:51 AM
just to further the information on this post... the zebraep2.ppd cups file worked for my LP2844
:p



[^^]@88:~$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 10.10 \n \l
GNOME 2.32.0

pagomez1983
May 19th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Gracias funciono perfecto! :D