In order to print labels directly to a compatible Zebra printer from the warehouse app, Printers must be configured for the device.
Printers can be pre-configured within the Web Portal for a particular warehouse, which are then surfaced up to the warehouse mobile app directly. This means users don't have to use the printer discovery feature within the warehouse app.
Printer settings, showing a preconfigured label printer for the warehouse
Adding a printer
To add a that has not been preconfigured, tap the action menu at the top-right of the view. You will be presented with two options:
- Find Printer
- Add Printer Manually
Use the Find Printer option to automatically detect compatible printers on the same network as your device.
Tap the action menu in the shoulder and choose Find Printer.
Consignly will attempt to auto-discover any printers, and display them in a list for you to select.
Discovered network printers will appear for you to select
Simply select the printer and Consignly will add it to the list of available printers in your app.
Add printer manually
If your printer cannot be found automatically, then you may try and add your printer manually by providing the network settings directly.
Tap the action menu in the shoulder and choose Add Printer Manually.
From the next screen, enter the friendly name of the printer, the IP address, and the DPI of the printer.
Adding a printer manually by specifying the network settings directly
Once you have added your printers, you can attempt a test print to confirm that you can print to the printer correctly.
To perform a test print, ensure that your device is connected to the same network as your printer, then tap the action menu next to the printer you wish to perform a test print for. Tap the Test Print option and Consignly will attempt to print a test label to the printer.
The Test Print menu in the printer settings screen