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Many years ago I used Bartender v9.x to create a series of ZPL template files that would be manipulated by an ERP application, substituting the text in the ZPL before sending it to the printer itself.

I now need to modify some of these templates but instead of getting a series of ^FD..My Text Here..^FS  for each of the variables in the template, I get one long string after a ^GFA command which seems to encode them all as if they were images.

I've checked I am not using TrueType Fonts, all are using Zebra Triumvirate 

I feel I'm missing something obvious, can some one point me in the right direction please

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Peter Thane
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Not sure, but you could try disabling some of the caching options on the Print>Performance tab

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Steve Bradshaw
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Hi Peter

Thanks for your post, it does sound promising, at the moment that tab does not appear on my print options, looking at the help text it seems to depend on the driver that is in use. 

I have the following Zebra Zdesigner drivers install ZT411 300DPI ZPL, ZD420 203DPI ZPL &  105SL 203DPI ZPL.  None of these show that option, would you let me know which driver you are using so I can try that one.

Best wishes and again thanks
Steve

 

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Peter Thane
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Ah, that could be the issue anyway as BarTender may not be able to access all the driver features and so is sending the info out as graphics rather than ASCII ZPL commands. If you install Seagull's driver than that may get you up and running without the need to adjust any of the Performance options

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Steve Bradshaw
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Morning Peter

THANK YOU!  Yes installing the drivers from Seagull worked, further I did not have to change any of the driver settings, and as an added bonus, it upgraded the existing drivers so they too now work.

Just as an FYI, this may also explain why some third party ZPL compatible printers state they do not support printing direct from ZDesigner.

So, again let me say thank you and if you are ever in Wolverhampton, I would be delighted to by you a beer!

Cheers Steve

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Peter Thane
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I wasn't that far away yesterday as I was trundling along M42/M5 to and from another customer's site to help them with some Integration Builder/Print Portal issues.

From experience I have found that the ZDesigner drivers are okay but 9 times out of 10 installing the Seagull driver fixes whatever odd issue a customer has encountered. 

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Steve Bradshaw
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Well if you are passing, then you would be welcome any time

Regards, Brad

Steve Bradshaw

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