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Setting Up Printers

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Learn how to add, modify and test your label printers in Jazva.

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Overview

A printer can be either a physical printer (such as a label printer) or a digital printer that allows you to convert labels into PDFs for later printing.

Check out our Recommended Equipment article to ensure you have the best printers to make most of your Jazva experience.

Configuring Additional Printers or Changing Your Settings

Jazva will provide you with a print server, which will pre-populate the settings below.

  1. From the main menu, navigate to Setup and select Shipping > Printers.
  2. Here you will see a list of existing printers, including default printers we have set up.
  3. Review or complete the following fields:

    Field Description
    Name Enter the name of this printer
    Host Enter the host for the print server
    Port Enter the printer port
    Default Labels Select Yes if this is the default printer for printing labels
    Default Docs Select Yes if this is the default printer for printing documents
    Default Barcodes Select Yes if this is the default printer for printing barcodes
    Password Enter the password of the print server
    W" Enter the page width for this printer (most common is 4)
    H" Enter the page height for this printer (most common is 6)
    Paper Align Select the correct alignment for this printer. "Center" is most common
    Format Select the printer format. For newer Zebra printers, select ZPL. For older Zebra printers, use EPL. To print to a PDF, select GIF.

  4. Click Submit to save this printer.
  5. You can now test this printer by clicking the print icon (). 

Testing a Printer

Learn how to test your printers after they have been set up and connected to the Jazva Print Server.

  1. From the main menu, click Setup and then select Shipping > Printers.
  2. Here you will see a list of your existing printers. To test print, click the print icon () under the Test column, and your printer should start printing.
  3. If your printer did not start printing, please review your settings to ensure that your printer was configured correctly. If you need additional help with your print servers, please contact Jazva support.

Connecting Your Print Server

You can print shipping and barcode labels onto stickered thermal labels directly from Jazva using your printer. However, configuring printers to connect with devices (such as your Jazva server) can be a challenge, depending on your printer, often requiring that you access their configuration menus from a browser and entering a series of IP addresses and network settings.

To make this process simpler and easier, Jazva provides a print server device specially configured for you. The print server is a compact, lightweight plug-and-play device, so all you need to do is make a few connections and you’ll be printing labels in no time.

To connect and test your printer:

  1. Connect the print server to a power outlet using its power adaptor.
  2. Connect the print server to your network using an ethernet cable.
  3. Connect the printer to a USB slot of the print server. You may connect as many printers as you’d like to the print server using its multiple USB slots.
  4. In Jazva, navigate to Setup > Shipping and select Printers.
  5. Click the test print icons for the print server device. The name of the device is displayed in the sticker attached to it.

Test labels should print out from the printers connected to the appropriate USB slots. You may also connect the print server via Wi-Fi using a Wi-Fi card configured by Jazva. To acquire one, kindly contact our support@jazva.com. 

Using Alternative Thermal Label Printers

You can also designate specific printers for particular thermal label picklist print jobs, without the need to change your default printer settings. This also lets you to print multiple batches simultaneously without having to wait for one job to finish.

To use this feature, you will need to enable "small picklists" under Global Settings > Shipping. Next time you process a batch, click on the Print drop-down menu and your alternative printers should appear.

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