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Printing a ZPL file from a Mac

  • 23 February 2021
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We are using the Shipengine integration for shipping in Acumatica. For label printers the website teaches you to create a batch file on a windows using the below code.

 

Does anyone know the translation of this code if we were using a MAC instead of a windows?

 

 

 

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Best answer by Gabriel Michaud 26 February 2021, 15:54

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I can’t answer your question but, at my work, we solved this issue by purchasing This Mac Driver which does all the work for you. There is also a free driver but the quality is pretty bad, unusable really.

So if you can’t get the code translated this might be helpful to you.

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@Jyutrzenka these instructions were written a long time ago; the preferred way to print labels is to use Acumatica DeviceHub. Here’s an article from Acumatica MVP @brianstevens that talks about it: https://www.acumatica.com/blog/printing-custom-barcode-labels-with-acumaticas-device-hub/

DeviceHub is a Windows-only app at this time, however it doesn’t have to run on the same computer as the one you’re using to connect to Acumatica; as long as the printer is accessible through the network, DeviceHub will be able to print to it. There are sub-$200 miniature PCs running Windows 10 that you could effectively use as print servers for your organization.

Finally, given the relative simplicity of DeviceHub I think it would be possible to port it to Mac. I’m the original author of DeviceHub and would gladly volunteer to do that if I was still involved in this project, sounds like a fun Friday project 😉. I’ve been using a MacBook Pro as my primary device for years.

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