To print using Drop Zone on Mac OS X you need to make the following settings in CUPS to configure a Zebra Printer:
- Plug the printer into the USB port.
- Open Safari and type http://127.0.0.1:631 in the browser's address bar. This will open the CUPS administration interface.
- If it is the first time you access CUPS you may get an access restriction message. Open Terminal and type cupsctl WebInterface=yes and execute. Skip this step if you were able to access CUPS succesfully.
- From the CUPS home page, go to Administration and click Add Printer.
- Select from the Zebra printers from Local Printers and click Continue.
- Select the ZPL driver for the Zebra printer and click Add Printer.
- A raw queue for the Zebra printer has been created and can be seen from the CUPS administration interface under Printers.
In some cases you may need to open Terminal to create the raw queue. Open Terminal and type the following: lpadmin –p Zebra –E –v [Paste Connection field] –m raw and execute. For the example printer added in this guide, the command will look like this:
lpadmin –p Zebra –E –v usb://Zebra%20Technologies/ZTC%20GK420d?serial=28J114500467 –m raw
- Launch the Drop Zone application and go to the Printers tab.
- Click New and add the Zebra printer. It is not important which paper size is selected, since this is not used, but you must make a selection. Click Ok.
- By default, the printer type is set to A4 sized PDF. You can change this once you have added the printer by selecting the printer and clicking Advanced. In the Settings tab, select another printer type. You can also configure if the printer should be set as default for freight documents or labels. Finish by clicking OK.