Follow the steps below to connect a label printer to your network and print compliant package labels and barcode labels from your computer.
Before you begin
- Check your Internet connection
- Make sure you have all the necessary hardware (see below)
- Make sure you have unit-based inventory items to print labels for. Labels for weight-based items are printed from the Register or from the Weigh Station
- Make sure you have an available Ethernet connection on your router or network switch
Checklist of hardware
- Zebra label printer model ZD410, LP 2824, or GX420d (Nevada only)
- Label printer power cord
- Ethernet cable
- Personal computer
1. Connect the printer to power
Using the power cord that came with your printer, connect to any available outlet or power strip (LP 2824 shown).
2. Load labels
3. Connect the printer to your network with an Ethernet cable
Do not connect the Ethernet cable to the computer that you use for Green Bits Back Office.
Connect an Ethernet cable to the port on the back of your printer. Connect the other end of the cable to an available LAN port on your router, network switch, or Wi-Fi extender. Typically these ports will be labeled "LAN" and/or numbered. Make sure not to connect to any port labeled "WAN" or "Internet".
5. Access the Back Office using Google Chrome
6. Install and open the Label Printing App
In Back Office, select the Settings gear > Label Printer. Select Install Label Printing App, then Add To Chrome
Note: You must use a desktop or laptop computer. You will not be able to install this app on your iPad or another tablet device. The label printing app is a Chrome extension and is compatible with Windows and Mac.
Once installed, select Launch the App from your Chrome Extensions menu, or Launch Printer Config from the Label Printer page in Back Office.
A Label Printers pop-up window will display. If your computer and printer are connected to the same network, the printer's IP address will be automatically shown in the Label Printers pop-up window. Otherwise, click here for troubleshooting steps.
7. Click Test Print to verify the connection
A successful test print label will have a barcode with *1234567812345678* below it.
Once you've successfully connected your printer to your computer, you're ready to start printing labels!