Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How to configure the Zebra QL 320 Plus for Gap Print and ZPL mode

To set up the Zebra QL 320 Plus WiFi mobile printer (P/N Q3D-LUGA0000-00), you'll need to download Zebra's Label Vista software to configure the QL 320 Plus for wireless operation and then the Zebra Designer driver to print. If you don't already have access to a USB Mini-B (5-pin) to USB Type A Male cable, you'll need to buy one for this initial configuration.

I also had to call Zebra support to obtain instructions to configure the printer for Gap Print and ZPL mode, as described below.

The printer was initially feeding multiple labels as it printed. To fix this, I had to set it to Gap Print. In Label Vista, go to Printer -> 1 Send File and load config.sys.txt. Then power off the printer, wait a few seconds, power on the printer, and in Label Vista, go to Printer -> Read Files and verify that config.sys is loaded.

Then to change the default from CPL (which will just print blank labels) to ZPL mode, use Label Vista again, go to Printer -> 1 Send File and load zpl_calibrate_gap.txt. Then power off the printer, wait a few seconds, power on the printer, and in Label Vista, go to Printer -> Read Files and verify that zpl_calibrate_gap.txt is loaded.

6 comments:

  1. I am facing the same issue. Itried your solutions, but from where can i find these two files 1.Configuration.sys.txt 2.zpl_calibrate_gap.txt.

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  2. I'd be very interested in this two files as well. Is there any way to get them?

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  3. These files are critical to this operation working! Any chance you can share them with your readers? Thanks!

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  4. Can you share these 2 txt files please?

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  5. Hi everyone! I updated the Dropbox links in the article above so that you can download config.sys.txt and zpl_calibrate_gap.txt. I hope these still work. I have not used this printer or solution in several years, so I'm afraid I cannot help if it doesn't work.

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  6. Thank you for updating the links. I am trying to get this setup. All new software, bluetooth. Aarrrrrrrh. Zebra doesn't have label vista anymore.

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