You first need to set a value for the Thermal Printer Port in Settings/Compatible Software/Online Shipping Tools Preferences. The Thermal Printer Port is the local port to which your thermal printer is connected, or the network path of the printer if connected via a local area network. If a local port is used, enter the name of a COM or parallel port (e.g. COM1, LPT1). If a network path is used, enter the path in UNC share format (e.g. \\PRINTERSERVER\ThermalPrinter).
Accurate specification of the Thermal Printer Port is required to successfully print UPS, FedEx, and Endicia thermal labels from your browser via Nexternal's ThermalLabelPrint Java Applet. The applet requires installation of the Java 2 Runtime Environment (J2RE), and supports only Microsoft Windows environments.
- The value of this field may be overridden on the user level when creating or editing a user.
- A USB port may not be specified as a local port in this field. If your thermal printer is connected to a USB port, share the printer and access it via a network path.