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Connect Printers to Infoplus

Easily set up your printers to connect to Infoplus by installing a widget called LocalConnect.

Once you have installed Infoplus LocalConnect and the application is running, connect your printers to Infoplus. This step tells Infoplus which printers to use for different types of paper (i.e., 4 x 8 labels).

How to Connect Printers to Infoplus

  1. Access the "Printer" table. Two ways:
    From the Dashboard: Click the “Warehouse Operations” tab, click the “Equipment Setup” App, then click the “Printer” Table.
    From the Quick Actions shortcut: Press a dot (period) on your keyboard, then select "Printer” from the list of Quick Actions.
  2. Click the Create New button in the top right. The Setup step in the Create Printer process appears.

  3. Click the drop-down menu next to the Printer field. All printers found by Infoplus LocalConnect will appear in the drop-down menu. Select the printer to set up. NOTE: Any printers that have already been set up will not appear in the drop-down menu.
  4. In the Name field, give the Printer a name (i.e., 4 x 8 label printer).
  5. In the Stock Type field, select the paper type used by the printer (i.e., 8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 11 integrated, 4 x 6 label, 4 x 8 label).
  6. (Optional), in the Warehouse field, select the Warehouse for the printer. This field is for categorization of printers only (i.e., to search for all printers for a particular warehouse).
  7. Click Next. The Review step in the process appears.

  8. If no errors or warnings occurred in the Setup step, click Submit. The Confirmation step in the process appears.

  9. The printer was created and now displays in the "Printer" table. If you would like to print a test page, see the section below.

  1. NOTE: This step made the printer available from this computer in Infoplus, but it is not yet set up for auto printing. To set up the computer to automatically print to this printer (i.e., when printing parcel labels from the Shipping Station Mobile Floor App), Turn on Auto Print in your User Profile

How to Print a Test Page

  1. Access the "Printer" table. Two ways:
    From the Dashboard: Click the “Warehouse Operations” tab, click the “Equipment Setup” App, then click the “Printer” Table.
    From the Quick Actions shortcut: Press a dot (period) on your keyboard, then select "Printer” from the list of Quick Actions.
  2. Click the checkbox next to the printer you want to test.
  3. Click the Actions menu, and select Print Test Page. The Review step of the "Print Test Page" process appears.
  4. Review the planned results, and then click Submit. A test page will be sent to the printer, and the Confirmation step in the process appears.
    1. NOTE: If a test page did not print, confirm Infoplus LocalConnect is running. Also check the printer setup in the Printer table in Infoplus.
  5. Click OK. You will return to the Printer table. Printer setup is complete, but to tell Infoplus to automatically print, you must Turn On Auto Print in your User Profile.

Print Size Issues

Sometimes users have issues where the labels being printed are too big or too small.  There is a field on the printers that are created in Infoplus called "Custom Stock".  In there, users can add the custom stock sizes that are added to their Printer in the printer settings. 

Where to find stock types for a Zebra Printer: 


Where to find the stock settings on a Windows computer: 


Here is a screenshot of where this will be placed in Infoplus: 

Print Size Issues between 4" x 6" and 4" x 8" Labels

Another way to mitigate printer size issues is to go into the Printing Preferences on your computer where the device is setup, like the example below:

Then click on the "Stocks" tab for the printer and then click "New" or "Define Stock" (name will depend on the printer).

Next, name this new stock "Infoplus" and the dimensions 4" wide, 8" height.

Then, click on "Ok" and then on the next screen, go to the Options tab, select the new stock you have created which is named "Infoplus" and click "Apply".

You then head back into the Infoplus site and enter the stock name "Infoplus" in the blank text box for Custom Stock for that specific printer. 

This process helps alleviate issues between the 4"x6" labels and 4"x8" labels printing with either too little or too much space on a 4"x8" printer. 

Lastly, you can set your Printer to "Size to Fit" if this is an option within your Printing Preferences. This is not always an option on all printers but another path to eliminate white space when printing labels. 

Print Quality Issues

Sometimes users have questions about or issues with the quality of print from their Zebra printers when trying to use them with Infoplus.  If this is the case, we recommend following the advice provided in the following guide: