Printing from the Shipium Console Application

Printing labels from the console

If you are in an FC situation in which you need to print labels directly from the console, there are options to do so that will automatically push labels to a local zebra printer.

There are two common cases for printing labels from the Shipium Console:

  1. Re-printing of labels that had been previously printed on FC equipment.
  2. Printing of labels that were created by the Print Labels tool.

For either of these cases, there are two basic options for printing. Option number one is to download the ZPL, PNG or PDF files locally and then print them from the computer on which they were downloaded. The second option is to use Shipium's built-in support for QZ Tray, which is an application that sits on your local computer and allows direct printing from the Shipium Console to an attached printer.

Installing QZ Tray

On the computer on which you would like install QZ Tray (and on which a Zebra compatible printer is installed), go to QZ's application page and download the correct application for that computer.

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Corporate Managed Computers

Just a note that if you are trying to print labels from a company-managed computer, you may need to work with your company's IT in order to get the QZ tray software installed and configured on your FC's workstations.

Configuring the printer

The first time that you configure a workstation and click on print from a shipment or the Print Labels tool, you will be prompted to configure a printer for use from the workstation. Select the appropriate ZPL printer associated with this workstation and you should be ready to go!

Default ZPL Printer DialogDefault ZPL Printer Dialog

Default ZPL Printer Dialog

Re-printing a label

When you are viewing a particular label, you can print it again by using the toolbar that is next to the label and clicking the "Print" button. This will feed the ZPL for the label directly to your printer and you should get a label.

If for some reason, there has been a problem configuring the printer OR you don't want to configure it, you can also always download the ZPL and print it directly from the computer's desktop.

Printing from the Print Labels tool

Once you have used the Print Labels tool to print a label, you can immediately print by using the toolbar that is next to the label and clicking the "Print" button. This will feed the ZPL for the label directly to your printer and you should get a label.

If for some reason, there has been a problem configuring the printer OR you don't want to configure it, you can also always download the ZPL and print it directly from the computer's desktop.


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