Installing a USB Printer (Mac)

Last Updated: Jun 08, 2017 08:27PM BST

Installing your USB Printer (MAC)


  • Mac 10.6 or later

  • The latest version of Java. For Mac 10.6, go to the Apple Menu --> Software Update. For Mac 10.7 or later, it can be downloaded here:


The following steps will have to be completed TWICE — once for the Barcode printer, and once for the Address printer.
  • In your browser (Mozilla Firefox), type in http://localhost:631/admin​

  • Sometimes, your computer will not be configured to open this page and the above warning will come up.

  • In this case, to allow the page to load search for the Terminal application on your computer and copy/paste the following text:  cupsctl WebInterface=yes.  Press enter and reload your browser, the page should download now.

  • Click on "Add Printer".

  • To access this page, you will need a username / password with Admin rights.

  • If you do not know which username you're logged in under, click on the Apple Menu and scroll to the bottom to see what your Username is.

  • Select "Zebra Technologies TLP2824 Plus" for the Barcode label printer or "Zebra Technologies GK420d" for the Address label printer.

  • Name your printer and fill in the same for Description and leave the rest blank. You can name the printer as you wish, we recommend using the printer model (TLP2824 for Barcode and GK420d for Address.) Uncheck "Share This Printer". Click Continue.

  • First select "Zebra EPL2 Label Printer" and then click on "Select Another Make/Manufacturer".

  • Select "Raw" and click Continue.

  • Select "Add Printer".

  • Select "Set Default Options".

  • Click on the "Administration" header at the top of the page.

  • Click "Add Class".

  • Enter "Barcode" or "Address" in the Name and Description fields. Select your printer from the "Members" menu. Click "Add Class".

Once you've installed your printer on your computer, you're ready to connect it to GPS Samples. 

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