Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1000103
Zebra ZPL printers do not print bar codes without -o raw
Last modified: 2013-08-22 13:58:55 EDT
Created attachment 789277 [details]
Zebra printer bar code directives
Description of problem: Zebra printer configured via CUPS as Zebra ZPL do not print bar codes correctly unless you send the output with -o raw option. Without -o raw (or -oraw), the printer prints the ASCII control characters that are the ZPL bar code directives instead of the bar codes. Workaround is to configure the Zebra printers as raw printers, rather than Zebra ZPL models.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -qa |grep cups
Zebra .ppd files:
# ll zebra*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9568 Feb 25 11:14 zebracpl.ppd.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8340 Feb 25 11:14 zebraep1.ppd.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8920 Feb 25 11:14 zebraep2.ppd.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 18092 Feb 25 11:14 zebra.ppd.gz
How reproducible: Send the attached file to a Zebra ZPL printer with, and without -o raw option.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Send attached file to Zebra ZPL printer without -o raw: lp -d<printer> <file>
2. Compare the results with -o raw: lp -d<printer> -o raw <file>
Expected results: Zebra printers configured as Zebra ZPL printer in CUPS should print bar codes without -o raw on the lp command.
Thank you for the report, however
RHEL-5.10 (the next RHEL-5 minor release) is going to be the first production phase 2  release of RHEL-5.
I'm closing this bugzilla as WONTFIX because since phase 2 we'll be addressing only security or critical issues.