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How do I setup a Zebra thermal printer on Windows?

Posted on 3rd Aug 2014 in Support

To install a Zebra thermal printer (such as the Zebra LP 2844) on your Windows machine, simply follow the instructions below. If you need help installing the printer on your Mac, please read this article.

We have found the following driver to work best with the LP 2844 printer. Please download and install this driver.

Please do not connect the printer until the driver has been installed. Follow the instructions and make sure to choose the driver for the Zebra 2844.

After the driver has been installed, you can connect your printer. The computer will recognize the printer and automatically install the printer driver.

Now that the driver has been successfully installed go to your Devices and Printers folder from the Start Menu:

The Devices and Printers folder should look like the picture below. If you do not find the folder in your Start menu, go to the Control Panel and look for it there.

In the Devices and Printers folder, look for the Zebra LP2844 that you just have installed. Right click on the printer Icon and choose Printing Preferences.

Then go to the Page Setup tab to change the Thermal paper size also called the Stock. Please choose the 4 X 6 paper size by clicking on the drop down menu arrow like the picture below.

Then click on the Graphics tab and select None.

Then click on the Options tab and uncheck the Use Current Printer settings and increase the Darkness to 13. On Speed Settings, uncheck the Use Current Printer Settings and click on the drop down menu to choose the 2.00 in/sec.

 

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