Barcode printer installation

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applies to version: 8.2.x, author: Kamil Nędza
Installed on Windows 10

WEBCON BPS works with many different types of barcode printers. Their common trait is that they suport EPL2 and ZPL languages. We can recommend ZDesigner (Zebra) printers.

Installing the ZDesigner TLP-2824 barcode printer on Windows 10:

  1. Plug the printer into the computer and power supply. Turn on the printer.
  2. The printer should isntall itself automatically
  3. In the Control panel, go to Devices and printers.
  4. Right click the printer and select Printer properties.
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  5. Set a name for the printer:
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  6. In the Sharing tab select Share this printer and enter a name for the shared device.:
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  7. The printer is now ready!

The installation process for other printers and different Windows operating systems should be conducted in a similar fashion. If you encounter unexpected errors please contact: office@webcon.pl

 

Adding an entry point WEBCON BPS Studio:

There are two ways of defining who may use the printer:

  • By connecting the printer with a specific station via IP address. Everyone using said computer will be allowed to print stuff.
  • By connecting the printer with a specific domain user login. The specified user(s) will be able to print from any computer in the network.

Regardless of which method is chosen, it will always be necessary to define a Main printer, i.e. the location of the configured printer. In general, the location is given as the name of the computer, to which the printer is plugged into, followed by the name of the printer. Like so:

\\computer_name\printer_name

Configuring the printer using the first method may look something like this:

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The computer with the IP address of 10.222.220.82 will be able to print using the configured printer, regardless of who is currently logged in on it.

On the other hand, the second method might look like this:

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In this case, only the user WEBCON\k.nedza will be able to print anything with the printer, regardless of which machine of the network he/she is currently logged in on. Every additional user will need their own separate entry in the Computer terminals section.

Troubleshooting:

Sometimes, even though the printer was correctly installed, some printing errors will occur. For example: a fragment of the barcode may be cut off. One of the first things to try in such a case is to update the general Windows drivers. Go to the Device manager and Update Driver Software.

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Next, select: Browse my computer for driver software and then select: Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. When the window with available drivers appears, select: Generic -> Generic / Text only and confirm.

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