These instructions are for setting up the Rollo printer on a Mac. For help setting up a Rollo in Windows, check out this article.
Rollo thermal printers are compact and very straightforward to set up on a Mac. You don't even have to use CUPS:
- Download and install the Rollo driver
- Add the Rollo to your Printers & Scanners System Preferences
- Print a test label from the driver directly
- Calibrate the Rollo printer
Download and Install the Rollo Driver
1. Download this Rollo Driver for Macs.
2. Follow the steps provided in the installer.
3. Plug your Rollo printer into the power source and connect it to your computer directly via its USB cable.
Add the Rollo to the Printers & Scanners System Preferences
1. Click on System Preferences under the Apple Menu () in the top-left corner of your computer screen.
2. Click the Printers & Scanners icon.
3. Click the + button under the Printers window. Click Add Printer or Scanner... from the drop-down menu. The Rollo will display as Printer ThermalPrinter.
4. Select Printer ThermalPrinter from the list.
5. Rename the printer in the Name field, if desired.
6. Click Select Software in the Use drop-down menu.
7. Locate and select Rollo Printer and click OK.
Print a Test Label
1. Open the Rollo-Mac app from the Applications folder.
2. Click 3. Print Sample Label and, if everything goes correctly, all the settings will be configured as shown below (paper size will be 100mm x 150mm).
Once done, your Rollo is ready to print!
TIP: If you plan to print using ShipStation Connect, please go to this article for instructions on installing ShipStation Connect on a Mac.
Calibrate the Rollo Printer
You may need to calibrate your new Rollo if your test label doesn't print correctly. Just load your labels into the Rollo printer, then click & hold the blue button on top until it beeps.
This will calibrate your label size. You can then print your test label again.