Retail | Printing Labels Using a Zebra Printer via USB (Mac)

Connecting your Zebra to your Mac for printing labels through the Web.

 

NOTE:  Bluetooth printing is not supported.

NOTE:  For Zebra printers, make sure you have the 203DPI model


Download QZ Tray

1. Navigate to qz.io

2. Upper Left click "Download"

3. Download QZ Tray (Latest Version) 

NOTE: Java may be required in order to download the QZ Tray. It will prompt you to download it if you have not done so already

Setting Up A Raw Printer in MacOS

Follow the steps listed:

1. Open a Terminal window: ⌘(Option)+space 

2. Type in search > Terminal

3. Copy/Paste: "cupsctl WebInterface=yes" in your Terminal and Enter
* This will return a single line code. Continue to step 4.

4. Click link http://localhost:631 to load the CUPS web interface.

*Enter your username and password or the root username and password to access this page.

Note: username and password can be found by going to:
- System Preferences 
- Users & Groups
- Current user's name on the top left and the password for your computer.

5. Click the Administration tab > Add Printer

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6. Select AppSocket/HP JetDirect > Continue

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7. Connect the Printer USB to your computer.

Copy > lpinfo -v |grep usb
Paste >  into the Terminal

The terminal should respond with something like >
usb://Zebra%20Technologies/ZTC%20ZD410-203dpi%20ZPL?serial=50J184304685 

8. Copy and paste this response into the Connection field.

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9. Add Printer 

  • Name the printer ZDesigner 
  • Enter ZebraZD410 in the description field
  • Enter MacBook or Mac in the Location field
  • NOTE: Leave the "Share This Printer" box unchecked and hit Continue.

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10. Make: Raw > Continue > Add Printer

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11. Starting Banner: None 
      Ending Banner: None
      Click Set Default Options

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Adding a Printer Class 
Adding a printer class allows the raw device to be listed in the System Preferences

1. Administration > Add Class

Name: must differ from the raw printer name chosen previously.
Description: This is what you will read in your system preferences printer name.
Location: Computer (Mac)
Members: Select the printer name you added previously. 
Add Class

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2. Go to System Preferences and click on Printers & Scanners
      - Select the printer is defined by the Class Name. 

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3. Now you can Navigate to BLAZE > Inventory > Print Labels

      - Add a Querry
      - 
Be sure your Layout is set to Zebra Labels
      - Generate
 and then select Connect to Zebra (see pic below)
      - Allow 
then you will see "Success Printer Connected"
      - Print Zebra

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Troubleshooting

Go to your QZ Tray up at the top of your Navigation Bar (Green Box) and click Reload.

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