Printing labels is, undeniably, the most important reason you use ShipStation! Configuring ShipStation to print to your specific device on your specific workstation requires your printer hardware, printer software, and ShipStation to all work together. This process includes a number of steps*:
- Connecting your printer and installing the correct printer driver
- Configuring the printer preferences within your OS (Mac or Windows)
- Installing and configuring ShipStation Connect
- Configuring your print settings within ShipStation
*The exact series of steps will differ based on your specific printer, operating system, and printing needs.
Once you are configured, however, ShipStation can send documents to your printer(s) either through ShipStation Connect or through your PDF viewer, whether that's your browser or another external PDF viewer, like Adobe Reader.
This directory of articles is a comprehensive list to help you locate the specific resource you need to configure your hardware and software for either method.
PRINTER HARDWARE SETUP
Articles to assist in configuring your printer hardware and printer specific preferences.
Which thermal printers are compatible with ShipStation?
How do I setup my DYMO LabelWriter 4XL thermal printer on Windows?
How do I set up my DYMO LabelWriter 4XL thermal printer on my Mac?
How do I setup a Zebra thermal printer on Windows?
How do I set up a Zebra thermal printer on my Mac?
How do I set up a Rollo printer (Windows)?
How do I set up a Rollo printer (Mac)?
How do I change my default print settings on Mac OSX using CUPS?
How do I adjust my DYMO LabelWriter 4XL paper size (Windows)?
PRINTER SETTINGS CONFIGURATION
ShipStation specific printer settings
How can ShipStation print directly to my printer?
How do I change my label format?
How can I change the order by which my labels print?
How do I set default printing methods for different types of documents?
Why are packing slips printed in between my labels?
SHIPSTATION CONNECT (INSTALL & USE)
ShipStation Connect specific articles
How do I install ShipStation Connect on Windows?
How do I install ShipStation Connect on a Mac?
How do I use ShipStation Connect to print to another workstation?
MOBILE APP PRINTING
How do I print with ShipStation Mobile?
Articles to help troubleshoot printing related issues... Stay tuned for a separate "Troubleshooting Overview" article for printing!
What should I do if I can't print?
ShipStation Connect isn't working. What do I do?
Why is ShipStation Connect not communicating to my printer? (Windows)
Why is ShipStation Connect not communicating to my printer? (Mac)
Why are connected devices disappearing from ShipStation Connect (Windows)?
Why is my shipping label printing out too small/big? (Windows)
Why is my shipping label printing out too small/big? (Mac)
My shipping labels look grainy, misaligned, and/or mis-sized. How can I troubleshoot?
How can I print labels and packing slips from different printers?
Is there a specific type of label I should use to print with?
How do I create and print a test label?
How can I re-print a label without creating a new one?
How can I automatically print my labels?
How do I preview labels prior to printing or print them via PDF?
Can I print a label with foreign characters on it?
How can I control label position for integrated labels?
How do I print out my lists of Barcode Scan Actions?
How do I print a UPS "End of Day" SCAN Form?