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Barcode Label Printer Setup Instructions

Use the following instructions when you are using the Zebra  ZTC GK420t Label Printer. The process for installing the Zebra printer involves the following steps.

 

  1. Install Associated Zebra Printer and Software

  2. Reset Device

  3. Install Zebra GK420t Printer as Network Printer

  4. Configure CORESense Back Office

  5. Configure the Printer Server

  6. Design Labels With Zebra Designer Software

  7. Create New Label Format in CORESense

 

Associated Printer and Software

Install your printer and all associated software that came with it. Listed below are the resources for the Zebra Designer software and ZebraNet PinterServer II utilities.

Install the Zebra Printer Software

If you do not have the software please see the link below:

http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/products/software/zebralink_connectivity/zebranet_utilities_7_0.html

 

 

Install the Zebra Printer

Follow the steps below to connect your Zebra printer hardware.

 

Step

Action

1

Plug in the USB cable.

2

Hook up the Power cable from the printer to a power outlet.

3

Network Connection: Connect the Ethernet wire from Printer to an active Internet port. Ensure the LED status on the Ethernet Status/Activity Indicator is green.

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4

Put your label media into the Printer.

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5

Only after you have powered up and plugged in the printer to an active internet/network connection, print the Printer Configuration.

  1. Press the Feed Button two or three times to allow the printer to calibrate the printer for installed media.

  2. When the status light is solid green, press and hold the Feed button until the status light flashes once.

  3. Release the Feed button. A configuration label will print.

 

Reset Device

Customers must have a STATIC IP for the printer setup prior to beginning setup with CORESense.

ecxclamation.PNG Important: Before installing the Zebra printer, reset the device to the default settings. The main reason for doing this is to reset the IP address of the device so it can be recognized by your internal network.

 

Step

Action

1

With the printer power on and top cover closed, press and hold the Feed button for several seconds. The green status LED will flash a number of times in sequence.

2

Hold the button until the Green status light flashes 4 times.

3

The status light will turn amber for (3) seconds.

4

During that (3) seconds, Press and hold the Feed Button again. Releasing the button after the third flash sequence (three flashes). This will reset both printer and network settings.

 

 

 

Install Zebra GK420t Printer as Network Printer

Follow the steps below to install the Zebra GK420t printer (64 bit Windows compatible) as a networked printer.

 

Step

Action

1

Download this Zebra printer driver: 
https://www.zebra.com/us/en/support-downloads/eula/unrestricted-eula.-227178c9720c025483893483886ea54032da4ba1a754ef88faaff03fffc08a71d3935761544249a5d5594cfc3fba21fb79f5d9289af70baa53215bcf57d79ada5e744b82b6e1c7b.html

2

Run the downloaded Installer (zd51166465-certified.exe) which will extract the ZDesigner Windows Printer Driver files.  Make note of the location where the installer puts the files.  The default is: C:/ZD5-1-16-6465/.

3

If printer is connected to the computer: Connect the printer to the USB port of a local computer where you will be printing the FedEx Labels from & skip to step 4.

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3a. If printer is a network printer: Add printer using TCP/IP address or hostname  (follow 3b, c, d, e & f for Network printing)

3b. Select: Device Type: TCP/IP Device & enter the printer IP address.  Click Next.

3c. Select Standard: Hewlett Packard Jet Direct device type and click Next.

3d. Choose Manufacturer: ZDesigner & Printer: ZDesigner GK420t and click Next.

3e. Use the driver that is currently installed - click Next.

3f. Default printer name is: 'ZDesigner GK420t' - click Next (or change it to be named 'UPS Thermal 2844' & skip step 10 below).

4

Using the Control Panel > View Devices & Printers, find the ZDesigner GK420t printer.

5

 Right click & select 'Printer Properties' then select the 'Advanced' tab.

6

Select 'New Driver..' button, you will see the Add Printer Wizard.

7

Click Next, Have Disk.., then Browse C:/ZD5-1-16-6465/ZBRN and select ZBRN.ini. Open then OK.

8

From the A Printer Driver Selection list, select 'ZDesigner GK420t' and click Next and Finish.

9

You should now be back on the Properties screen, click Apply.

10

Now change the name of this printer to: UPS Thermal 2844 by Clicking on the 'General' tab.  Change the name and click 'Apply'.

 

 

Configure CORESense Back Office

Follow the steps below to configure the CORESense Back Office to enable the new printer. NOTE: Not needed for able connected printer.

 

Step

Action

1

Go to System Settings > Products/ Labels.

2

Set Enable Label Network Printing to ON.

3

Set Label Printer IP Address to the IP address entered in the previous step.

 

Configure the PrinterServer

These steps are required in order to print labels from the CORESense Back Office and include setting the IP address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway. It is recommended to use a static IP address for the print server.

 

Step

Action

1

From your browser, Type the IP address of your printer in the browser address bar.

2

Enter Username: Admin and Password: /1234.

ecxclamation.PNG  Important: It is strongly recommended that you change this login later for security reasons.

3

Click Print Server Settings.

4

Click TCP/IP Configuration.

5

Select Permanent in the IP address configuration section.

  1. The Subnet Mask should be 10.255.255.45

  2. Gateway should be similar the printer IP address with the only difference being the last set of numbers  (i.e. 192.168.1.121)

  3.  WINS Servers should be 0.0.0.0

  4. Port should be set to 9100

 

6

Click Save.

7

Click Home.

8

Click Reset Printer.

9

Wait until the Printer completely reboots and the Status light returns to solid Green before moving on to the next section.

 

 

 

 

Design Labels With Zebra Designer Software

Follow the steps below to create labels using the Zebra Designer software.

 

Step

Action

1

Open Zebra Designer.

2

Open a previously designed label (i.e. 4_6_default_location_label.lbl) or create a new label. All labels end in the .lbl extension.

3

Add or edit a Text or Bar Code object (these are the only ones used by CORESense). Both object types can be Fixed or Variable, where Fixed is static content, and Variable displays information from the CORESense Back Office.

  • For Text objects, choose Fixed and enter the fixed content, or

  • Choose Variable and select Keyboard Input,

  • Enter all characters and enter a maximum data length (not actually enforced, but is valuable for adjusting position of fields based on what can be fit on the label).

 ecxclamation.PNG Important: Make sure you select ZEBRA 0 font. If not selected, you will be unable to export the label to the printer.

4

For Bar Code objects, perform the same as above. The only difference is that the value will be displayed as a barcode. To re-size the barcode image, do not adjust the font size, rather, click the corner of the object and re-size manually.

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5

For both objects, enter anything for the element name and prompt text. These are used for informational purposes only.

tip.PNG  Tip: It is helpful to enter the name of the variable tag you are using in CORESense.

6

Once finished, save the label, and then select File > Export to Printer. Select Internal Flash, and then click OK. This updates the internal memory of the printer.

ecxclamation.PNG Important: Verify that the label filename is less than or equal to 8 characters. Otherwise, CORESense will not be able to print the label.

7

Open Zebra Printer Homepage by browsing to your printer IP address, i.e. (http://100.12.12.12).

8

 Select the Directory Listing link on the homepage and locate the file name you exported.

9

Click on the Print On Label link to test your label. You will be prompted to enter test text for each field you have on the label.  Print.

 

 

 

Create New Label Format in CORESense

For each label designed and exported to the printer, you are required to create a separate label format in the CORESense Back Office.

 

Step

Action

1

From the desktop, go to System Settings > Products/Labels.

2

Click New Label Format.

3

Enter the Label. This is for informational purposes only.

4

Do not check the Support XML checkbox.

5

Enter the Printer Format File. This should be "E:" + "label filename w/o .lbl" + ".zpl".

For example, "E:4_6_default_location_label.zpl".

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From the drop-down box, select the Type.

  • For barcode labels, select Barcode

  • For location labels, select Location.

7

Click Edit Field Mapping. This enables you to define the mapping of the Back Office variables to the Text and Bar Code objects defined on the label you exported to the printer.

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Before you create the mappings, you are first required to enter and print the mapping example which includes the IDs of each object. To print the mapping example:

  1. Click Send Field Mapping Label Sample to Printer

  2. Click OK. This should print a sample label to the printer. If this does not happen, then something was installed incorrectly, or missed in the previous steps.

  3. If it prints you have successfully printed the mapping sample. If this does not print, please contact CORESense Support (support@coresense.com).

From the printer sample, there should be a series of numbers that display. These are sequence identifiers and will be mapped to CORESense fields in this step.

9

You can also access the field IDs from within the .zpl file. Open the file and there is a line for each field name, the ID is the number preceding the field name (see highlighted example.)

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10

To map these fields, click Add New.

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11

Enter the sequence number and select a field by clicking the magnifying glass. If you are entering a fixed label (i.e. base_price_label), enter the label name in the Fixed column.

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12

Repeat the previous step for all fields. It is recommended you periodically click Update Label Format at the top of the window to save your work. This saves the label format.

13

Once finished, update the label format and close the window.

14

To set this as your default barcode or location label, select it from the Default Barcode Label Format or Default Location Label Format system setting drop-down, and then click Apply.

15

You are now ready to perform your first test print from the Back Office. To print a test label, go to the Barcode Manager or Warehouse Manager in CORESense:

  • For the Barcode Manager, you can batch print labels from the search results or individually print from the general attributes section.

  • For the Warehouse Manager, you can batch print labels from the Navigation button after clicking Batch Options, or individually from the general attributes section of a location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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