The ZPL Printer add-on lets you integrate a ZPL-compatible printer (e.g. Zebra) into your ELN. Quickly print labels for samples, sample series, storage compartments, storage units, and equipment. 

ZPL (Zebra Programming Language) Label Printers offer a wide range of label types suitable for all kinds of applications, including cryo- and chemical- resistance. Connect a ZPL compatible printer to your ELN and print labels for samples, sample series, and equipment.

You may upload ZPL label templates into eLabJournal and eLabInventory for easy access. Although the option to design ZPL label templates is possible with eLabNext software, we highly recommend contacting your label vendor to provide a correctly formatted template according to your specifications.

Alternatively, you may use the free online ZPL label configurator Labelary to generate the ZPL label template.

How to get started:

Step 1) Set up the Zebra ZPL Label Printer. Install eLabPrint to allow communication between your browser and printer.

Step 2) Install the ZPL Printer add-on and activate the printer connection in the account settings.

Read the installation instructions for more information.

Supported Zebra Printers

  • ZD620/621
  • GT800
  • GK420/421
  • Altec ATP300 Pro (Windows only)

Connecting other ZPL label printers

There are other label printers on the market that work with ZPL label printers. Although these printers are not formally supported, printing labels should work.

Contact your printer vendor for more information about the compatibility of your printer.

Please note: Zebra’s printer drivers are compatible with Windows operating systems; devices running MacOS may require additional configuration.

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