ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK for .NET Standard

Convert, Preview & Render ZPL
commands to PNG, JPG & PDF!

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Key Features

  Convert raw ZPL to PNG, JPG, PCX, GRF, EPL & PDF
  Preview ZPL commands without wasting real labels!
  High Quality & Accuracy ZPL Rendering
  ZPL Parsing from Strings, IO Streams & Files
  International Text & Barcodes Support

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ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK for .NET
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Convert, Preview & Render ZPL commands to PNG, JPG & PDF with C# & VB.NET

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK for .NET allows you to Convert, Preview and Render raw ZPL (Zebra Programming Language) commands to well known image and document formats like PNG, JPG, PDF, PCX, Zebra GRF ASCII hex, Zebra EPL Binary Graphic, Honeywell-Intermec FingerPrint Binary Graphic & EPSON ESC/POS NV Binary Graphic by writing C# or VB.NET code targeting any .NET Framework, .NET CORE, Legacy ASP.NET MVC & CORE, Xamarin, Mono & Universal Windows Platform (UWP) projects.

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Features at a Glance

 Convert ZPL to Images & Docs

Use ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK to easily convert ZPL commands to PNG, JPG, PDF, PCX, Zebra GRF ASCII hex, Zebra EPL Binary Graphic, Honeywell-Intermec FingerPrint Binary Graphic & EPSON ESC/POS NV Binary Graphic formats by writing simple C# or VB.NET code.

 Preview ZPL Commands

Need to test ZPL commands and don't have a real Zebra printer device? No problem! Use ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK to preview ZPL commands without wasting any single label!

 High Accuracy ZPL Render

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK renders ZPL commands generating high quality output by reproducing built-in and resident ZPL fonts for texts and barcodes with high accuracy. Custom Zebra Intellifont is also supported!

 Virtual ZPL Printer

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK works like a Virtual ZPL Printer device. You setup the virtual printer with basic settings like the DPI resolution and default Label Size to finally pass to it the ZPL commands to be processed.

 ZPL Parsing & Processing

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK can parse ZPL commands from a .NET string, .NET Stream or physical file. It can detect UTF-8 encoding automatically. Most of the ZPL Formatting and Control Commands are supported.

 International Text Support

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK can render ZPL commands for international text including Latin, EMEA, Asian and RTL languages like German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, and more.

 Barcode Symbologies Support

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK can generate most of the linear (1D), postal, composite, stacked and 2D barcodes shipped with real Zebra printer devices.

 Colored Label Simulation

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK can be configured to convert ZPL to PNG, JPG & PDF formats simulating a color ribbon (for label items) and a background color label. Black & White 1bpp is also supported through PCX format.

 Custom ZPL Output Rotation

Besides ZPL rotation command, ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK can be configured to rotate ZPL outputs to 90, 180 & 270 clockwise degrees.

 Custom Background Image

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK allows you to render ZPL commands on a specified Background Image (in PNG or JPG formats) which can be set from a system file path, URL, Base64 string or a binary buffer (Byte Array).

 Custom Watermark Stamp

You can specify to the ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK a custom watermark or stamp image to be rendered on top of the label output!

 Virtual Printer Storage

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK allows you to manage from code the virtual printer storage where custom fonts and graphics can be easily added, edited, updated and removed.

 Real-Time Clock Support

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK supports Real-time Clock settings throguh the related ZPL commands or by exposing them through the RTC properties.

 On-Premise Licensing

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK is licensed for Private On-Premise environments giving you full control on the infrastructure where our product will run on.

 Web API for Docker!

We also offer the ZPLPrinter Web API for Docker as a Linux image so it can be used with Any Development Platform and Programming Languages (.NET, Java, PHP, Javascript, Python, Ruby, etc.)

 Rendered ZPL Elements Tracing

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK can return the list of rendered ZPL elements based on the processed commands providing the following info: ZPL Command Name, Content, X, Y, Width & Height allowing post-rendering processing tasks like custom content replacement.

ZPL Rendered Elements Sample 1
ZPL Rendered Elements Sample 1

ZPL Commands Support

ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK rendering engine supports most of the ZPL formatting and control commands. The following table lists the supported commands. Not listed or unsupported commands will be skipped in the parsing stage.

Barcode symbols, particularly 2D-type like QR Code, Data Matrix, Aztec Code, Maxicode..., might look different to the one printed by a real printer because ZPLPrinter Emulator SDK leverages on its own barcode encoder. However, this does not mean that the rendered barcodes will not be readable at all.
Status ZPL Command Notes
^A Scalable/Bitmapped Font
^A@ Use Font Name to Call Font.FNT extension is not supported
^B0 Aztec Bar Code ParametersECICs and Structured Appended format are not supported
^B1 Code 11 Bar Code
^B2 Interleaved 2 of 5 Bar Code
^B3 Code 39 Bar Code
^B4 Code 49Starting mode is not supported
^B5 Planet Code bar code
^B7 PDF417 Bar Code
^B8 EAN-8 Bar Code
^B9 UPC-E Bar Code
^BA Code 93 Bar Code
^BB CodablockCodablock-F supported only
^BC Code 128 Bar Code (Subsets A, B, and C)
^BD UPS MaxiCode Bar Code
^BE EAN-13 Bar Code
^BF MicroPDF417 Bar Code
^BI Industrial 2 of 5 Bar Codes
^BJ Standard 2 of 5 Bar Code
^BK ANSI Codabar Bar Code
^BM MSI Bar Code
^BO Aztec Bar Code ParametersECICs and Structured Appended format are not supported
^BP Plessey Bar Code
^BQ QR Code Bar CodeModel 1 and Data Encoding Switches are not supported
^BR GS1 Databar
^BS UPC/EAN Extensions
^BU UPC-A Bar Code
^BX Data Matrix Bar CodeQuality Level < 200 is not supported
^BY Bar Code Field Default
^CC Change Caret
^CD Change Delimiter
^CF Change Alphanumeric Default Font
^CI Change International Font/EncodingCharacter remapping is not supported
^CT Change Tilde
^CW Font Identifier
~DB Download Bitmap Font
^DF Download Format
~DG Download Graphics
~DU Download Unbounded TrueType Font
~DY Download ObjectsAR-compressed format and bitmap, .pcx, .nrd, .pac, .wml, .htm, .get extensions are not supported
~EG Erase Download Graphics
^FA Field Allocate
^FB Field Block
^FC Field Clock
^FD Field Data
^FH Field Hexadecimal Indicator
^FM Multiple Field Origin Locations
^FN Field Number
^FO Field Origin
^FP Field Parameter
^FR Field Reverse Print
^FS Field Separator
^FT Field Typeset
^FV Field Variable
^FW Field Orientation
^FX Comment
^GB Graphic Box
^GC Graphic Circle
^GD Graphic Diagonal Line
^GE Graphic Ellipse
^GF Graphic Field
^GS Graphic Symbol
^ID Object Delete
^IL Image Load
^IM Image Move
^IS Image Save
~JR Power On Reset
^LH Label Home
^LL Label Length
^LR Label Reverse Print
^LS Label Shift
^LT Label Top
^MC Map Clear
^MU Set Units of Measurement
^PA Advanced Text Properties
^PM Printing Mirror Image of Label
^PO Print Orientation
^PQ Print Quantity
^PW Print Width
^RF Read or Write RFID FormatOnly Write mode is supported
^RQ Quick Write EPC Data and Passwords
^SF Serialization Field
^SL Set Mode and Language (for Real-Time Clock)
^SN Serialization Data
^SO Set Offset (for Real-Time Clock)
^ST Set Date and Time (for Real-Time Clock)
^TB Text Blocks
^TO Transfer Object
~WC Print Configuration Label
^XA Start Format
^XF Recall Format
^XG Recall Graphic
^XZ End Format
^WF Encode AFI or DSFID Byte
^WT Write (Encode) Tag