Printing Shipping Labels on a Thermal Label Printer, Thermal Labels, Thermal Printing, Zebra, Eltron
How do I configure the system to print to a thermal label printer?
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 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, GSO, and Endicia thermal labels. You must install the Java 2 Runtime Environment (J2RE). Thermal printing in Nexternal is only available for Microsoft Windows environments.
If you are using multiple thermal printers within your location, or if you have multiple shipping locations with different thermal printers, you may override the value of this field on the user level.
Edit the record of a User printing to a different thermal printer, and specify a different thermal printing path.
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.