We have many customers using label printers with Printix. However, to make your setup of your label printer successful, we have collected this information for you.
Label printers that are network connected and have full SNMP support are easy to setup. However, some label printers have no or only a very limited implementation of SNMP, and some label printers are not networked, but are locally attached to a computer’s USB port. Also Toner levels may not be supported for the label printers.
If the printer does not support SNMP then it will appear as Unregistered printer and from there they can be added manually. You can use SnmpWalk to test that SNMP communication is working. You can use the Printix Configurator to add the printer if it does not support SNMP.
If the printer has a limited implementation of SNMP, it may have been registered, but information about the printer model name, might be missing or be too generic, so it may not have been possible for Printix to automatically select a print driver. It might also be that the required print driver is not part of the driver store, and you first have to add the print driver.
If the printer is locally attached to a computer’s USB port, then you can use Printix Redirector to add it.
Once the printer is registered you can print to the Printix managed print queue. Printix Cloud Print API can also be used by applications that wish to push print jobs in printer native or PDF format to label printers. You can access the API documentation at printix.github.io.