Setting Custom Label Size

Using Driver: v3.95, v3.98, v3.99, Zebra Universal Driver

If you are using Win 95,98,ME the custom label size is at the extreme left or right side of the paper size scroll window.

If you are on NT or above use the following:

  1. Go to Start ---> Settings ---> Printers.
  2. Highlight the printer driver.
  3. Go to file and select Server Properties.
  4. Check create new form and put in your width and height. For form description but in your label size. Click OK.

Depending on what Windows operating system you are using follow the instructions below.

Windows 2000 and XP User's:

  1. Go to Start ---> Settings ---> Printers.
  2. Right click on the eltron/Zebra printer driver and go to ---> "Printing Preferences"
  3. Then select Advance and select the custom label size that you just created.

Windows 2000 issue, see note*

Windows NT 4.0 User's:

  1. Go to Start ---> Settings ---> Printers.
  2. Right click on the eltron/Zebra printer driver and go to ---> "Document Defaults" and select the custom label size that you just created.

Using Zebra Universal Windows Printer Driver:

  1. Go to Start ---> Settings ---> Printers.
  2. Right click on the Zebra printer driver and go to ---> "Printing Preferences"
  3. Expand the menu Paper/Output and click on Paper Size, then Customize.
  4. Enter the label size your using.
  5. Click on OK to save. Then OK on the next window to close.

Using EPL: (download manual here)

The label size is set up using the "q" and "Q" commands.

The "q" command:

The "q" command sets the Label Width.

Syntax: qp1

Parameters:

p1 = The width of the label measured in dots.

Example for 4" wide label on a 203 dpi printer:

q812

The "Q" command:

The "Q" command sets the Label Length the gap size, sets reflective sense mode (if installed) and offset.

Syntax: Qp1,p2+/-p3

Parameters:

p1 = Label length measured in dots.

p2 = Gap length or thickness of black line, enables reflective sensor if installed, and continuous mode if labels are not gapped, notched, or marked.

p3 = Offset length measured in dots.  This command is used for black mark media if the perforation is not over the mark, if the label is odd sized, such as a rat-tail tag, or butterfly tag.

#1 Example for 1" tall label, black mark, with mark 24 dots tall on the perforation:

Q203,B24+12

Click here for step by step example for black mark

#2 Example for 1" tall label with standard gap:

Q203,24

Click here for step by step example for gap sensing (non-continuous web)

#3 Example for continuous media**:

Q10,0

** In continuous mode, the p1 value sets the feed distance between the end of one form and the beginning of the next (the amount of label to feed after the last line of printing).

Click here for step by step example for continuous media.

 

NOTE*If you create several custom print forms on a print server and use a custom form for default printing, the form that is used for default printing may not be the form that you expect if you change a form parameter.

If you think this issue applies to you, see Microsoft's Knowledge Base Article Q310842

If you are not sure if this issue applies to you, contact your system administrator or Microsoft for clarification.