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 setup on a Mac. You don't even have to go into CUPS! This article goes over the following steps to setup your Rollo:
- Download and install the Rollo driver
- Add the Rollo to your Printers & Scanners System Preferences
- Printing a test label from the driver directly
- Calibrating the Rollo printer
Download and install the Rollo Driver
First, download this Rollo Driver for Macs.
Follow the steps provided in the installer.
Then, plug in your Rollo printer to the power source and connect it to your computer directly via its USB cable.
Add the Rollo to the Printers & Scanners System Preferences
Click on System Preferences under the Apple Menu () in the top left corner of your computer screen.
Then click the Printers & Scanners icon.
Next, click the + button under the Printers window. From the dropdown, click Add Printer or Scanner...
The Rollo will display as Printer ThermalPrinter. Select it from the list.
If desired, rename the printer in the Name field.
Then, in the Use dropdown, click Select Software.
Locate and select Rollo Printer and click OK.
Print a test label
Now, the driver also gives you the option to print a sample label.
From the Rollo-Mac app, click 3. Print Sample Label and, if everything goes correctly, all the settings will be configured as such.
Once done, your Rollo is ready to print!
If you plan to print using ShipStation Connect, please go to this article for instructions on installing ShipStation Connect on a Mac.
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 (4"x6"). You can then print your test label again.