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A package to communicate with (Zebra) label printers

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Usage:

from zebra import Zebra

z = Zebra( [queue] )
  Constructor with optional printer queue

z.getqueues()
  Return a list containing available printer queues

z.setqueue( queue )
  Set the printer queue

z.setup( direct_thermal=None, label_height=None, label_width=None )
  Set up the label printer using EPL2. Parameters are not set if they are None.
  Not necessary if using AutoSense (hold feed button while powering on)
    direct_thermal - True if using direct thermal labels
    label_height   - tuple (label height, label gap) in dots
    label_width    - in dots

z.reset_default()
  Resets the printer to factory settings using EPL2

z.reset()
  Resets the printer using EPL2 - equivalent of switching off/on

z.autosense()
  Run AutoSense by sending an EPL2 command
  Get the printer to detect label and gap length and set the sensor levels

z.print_config_label()
  Send an EPL2 command to print label(s) with current config settings

z.store_graphic( name, filename )
  Store a 1 bit .PCX file on the label printer using EPL2
    name     - name to be used on printer
    filename - local filename

z.print_graphic( x, y, width, length, data, qty )
    Print a label from 1 bit data, using EPL2
      x,y    - top left coordinates of the image, in dots
      width  - width of image, in dots.  Must be a multiple of 8.
      length - length of image, in dots
      data   - raw graphical data, in bytes
      qty    - number of labels to print

z.output( commands )
  Output raw commands to the printer

z.print_config_label()
  Print label(s) containing the current printer configuration using EPL2

Note:

If you are on a Linux or MacOSX machine using CUPS, you may need to set up a printer queue using the admin panel at http://localhost:631

Changelog

0.1.0

  • class name is now ‘Zebra’ instead of ‘zebra’
  • Fix for missing win32print module in pypi
  • Drop python 2 support
  • use setuptools instead of distutils
  • improve documentation
  • Added reset(), reset_default(), autosense(), print_config_label() and print_graphic() functions

0.0.5

  • Added -oraw to lpr command to make more CUPS installations work

0.0.4 and earlier

Undocumented!

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