How to Restore Factory Settings on a Zebra Thermal Printer

Updated February 21, 2017

Zebra thermal printers are used for printing specialised bar codes and labels. After altering the printer's settings, it is sometimes hard to remember the default factory settings. You could probably guess the original settings and come close, but with the push of a button you can easily reset your Zebra thermal printer to the original settings that it had when it was first purchased.

Turn your Zebra thermal printer on and make sure the top cover is closed.

Press and hold the "Feed" button.

Release the "Feed" button after it has flashed four successive times. Your Zebra thermal printer has been reset to its factory default settings.


After you restore your printer to its default factory settings, it will perform a calibration.

Things You'll Need

  • Zebra thermal printer
  • Power source for printer
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Kenyor Rogers started writing short stories and sports articles in 1998. His short stories have appeared in the "Home and School" newsletter and an economics article he co-wrote appeared in the "Tiger Times." His expertise ranges from electronics to simple home repairs. Rogers is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in economics from Clemson University.