Tips & Tricks: Changing a Default Printer

To specify a default printer in ShipWorks, you will simply need to change the printer that your template is using. Follow the instructions below based on your printer type (standard/thermal). We started with instructions for the standard printer, so please scroll down if you need Thermal printer instructions.

Please note: Commercial invoices, packing slips, and invoices will need to use a standard (inkjet/laser) printer. Thermal labels will need to use a thermal printer.

To set a standard printer (inkjet, laser) as a default printer:

1. In ShipWorks, go to Manage > Templates.

2. Expand () the “Labels” folder.

3. Select the “Standard” template and click “Edit”.

 4. On the “Settings” tab, select “Printing” from the left-side menu.

5. From the drop-down menu, select the standard printer (laser, inkjet) you want to use. (In this example, we’ve selected the HP Officejet Pro 8500. Your printer model may be different.)

6. Click “Save” to save your changes, and click “Close”.

To set a thermal printer as a default printer:

1. In ShipWorks, go to Manage > Templates.

2. Expand (expand.png) the “Labels” folder.

3. Select the “Thermal” template and click “Edit”.

4. On the “Settings” tab, select “Printing” from the left-side menu.

5. From the drop-down menu, select the thermal printer you want to use. (In this example, we’ve selected the ZDesigner GX420. Your printer model may be different.)

6. Click “Save” to save your changes, and click “Close”.

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