Get label printer vendors onboard

Get label printer vendors onboard
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 Mar 02 2021
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Looking into it

Label printing is super critical for warehouse applications. 

 

We need rugged devices from Zebra.

Alternatively Dymo, Brother(who has joined).

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Regular Visitor

Seconding support for RAW printing (ZPL). Would be great!

Regular Visitor

Would be nice if Dymo labelwriters are supported. 

New Contributor

In here as well. We are using around 150 Labelprinter worldwide, of which around 8 are essential for our production and built into machines and the likes.

New Contributor

I am very surprised label printers are not already supported. This is an essential business requirement for so many companies.

Regular Visitor

If you install the Print Connecter I guess everything is supported.

Hardware support out-of-the-box would be great.

 

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But with the pricing, I cant see why we would go this way.

We can print just fine using our own devices or one of the many, many print connectors.

 

It dawns on me that Universal Print is meant as a cash-cow.

So whatever :)

Perhaps someone creates an open protocol at some point.

New Contributor

@JSN00 at least for us it is not done with having just the print connector:

1) Some of those printers will get their print commands "directly" but still over the print queue. Possibly we could connect them to the servers directly, but we prefer to have all printers connected via one channel. Otherwise no one would no where to look.

2) Currently there is no support for custom paper sizes on UP.

New Contributor

Same here. I've installed a Zebra label printer on the print connector with the latest ZDesigner driver and tried to map it on my client. It doesn't work. Windows says: Status not available. Printer is connected to the network and accessable over the webinterface. Or do I have a missconfiguration?

Regular Visitor

Over a year after this came up: I know several companies waiting on this feature, including mines. Please escalate this topic.

Occasional Visitor

Also looking for Dymo support as we only need UP for non-standard printers labels and plotters.

Occasional Visitor

Is there an update with regard on this request?
We are also looking for Dymo support

Occasional Visitor

We would also need Brother label printer. 

Greetings Daniel

Visitor

Almost 2 years and still nothing?!? Comon Microsoft, do something...

It seems this awaited feature is critical for many business around the world... (one more over here).

 

I have Zebra ZT411 that I can connect to the connector, but forget about making it work properly, dosen't respect paper size settings.

We also have a couple of old SATO CL408e that I was able to make it works just fine with UP (except for many very little margins that I don't want, but hey I can at least print some labels).

Really wish there is something coming up to cover this...

Senior Member

SDI supports wide-format plotters and well-log printers across Universal Print.

We can pretty easily add any label printer to Universal Print as a registered printer, and we can support any size document - well outside Microsoft's limited list of page sizes.

We can plot to multi-roll wide-format plotters any size (36", 42", 60" - doesn't matter).
We can print Oil & Gas well logs continuously, easily up to 100 feet. I think we have some 500 foot logs.

I would love to talk to Microsoft, but I would also be happy to talk with anyone seeking a Label solution.

Microsoft Universal Print connector in Azure cloud (sdicgm.com)