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PDF Direct - Printer Emulation

Print PDF documents directly to Zebra Print DNA printers from ERP systems, such as Oracle and SAP, without middleware. Until now, printers have not been able to directly print PDF. Zebra has changed the game by creating PDF Direct – an on-printer emulation that allows Print DNA printers to directly receive and print PDFs - without middleware.

PDF Direct eliminates the complexity and extra steps associated with printer drivers and middleware platforms. This new approach has additional benefits:

  • By using PDF created by the ERP system, those documents can be archived for later retrieval and reprinting
  • PDF can be created at the intended print size – eliminating the need to scale documents, which can induce bar code scanning issues

Zebra regularly updates our Printer Emulations, so revisit this page to obtain updates.

The PDF Direct Printer Emulation is now available for download and use on Print DNA printers that have been updated to Link-OS® v6.3 at no charge. Link-OS v6.3 and the PDF Direct Printer Emulation can be downloaded from printer support pages by entering your printer’s model name (such as “ZT411” or “ZQ620”).