ConsignCloud supports integrated printing of item labels or price tags, sale receipts, settlement invoices, and payout checks. To learn more about how to customize and print each of these document types, see our help articles on the topic.
ConsignCloud is designed to be compatible with a wide range of hardware. If you're not sure what to use, we recommend the Star TSP100 USB Receipt Printer for printing receipts, and the DYMO LabelWriter 450 for a price tag and item label printer.
If you have another device you'd like to try, the setup steps are basically the same — ConsignCloud works with any printer that will print pdf files. Regardless of what hardware you choose, you'll have to download and install the drivers for your printer like you would when setting up any printer on your computer.
Setting up your printer with ConsignCloud
First, download and install the drivers for your printer.
The drivers for the Star TSP100 can be found here. Scroll down and find the link for the newest Lite version of futurePRNT.
If you're using a DYMO LabelWriter 450, you can find the most recent drivers here.
You know that you're finished when you can print to your printer from other programs like a word processor.
You can get started printing without doing any additional setup. By default, ConsignCloud creates .pdf files for every print job and opens them in a new window in your web browser. You can print these documents using any printer that's already been installed on your computer, just like you would print a web page.
ConsignCloud also offers a cloud printing solution, making common tasks like switching labels easier, and enabling features like automatic receipt printing. Integrating takes under two minutes:
Sign into the print client using your store's ConsignCloud login information.
Once the print client is running, return to Settings » Printing in ConsignCloud. If everything is working correctly and you have a printer connected to your computer, you'll see a list of available printers in each drop-down.
Once you're set up, printing labels is easy:
Go to Menu » Inventory and select the labels you'd like to print. Find the Actions menu and select Print Labels.
Follow the on-screen instructions. ConsignCloud will automatically select a printer, label, and paper size for you, but check to make sure they're all correct. Other settings are available for you to tweak if you need to, but usually labels print well with the default settings we've provided.
A note about paper sizes: Selecting the correct paper size is important for reliable printing results. ConsignCloud automatically detects and selects the most appropriate paper size for you based on your label design. If you get results you don't expect during printing, this is a good place to look first.
Printing from iOS
It's worth mentioning that many label and receipt printers are USB-only, and are not AirPrint compatible. This means there's no way to print directly from an iPad or iPhone for this kind of printer.
To get around this, you'll need a separate device — either a computer configured to work with the ConsignCloud Print Client as detailed above so that you can print remotely from your iOS device, or an xPrinterServer that will allow you to use AirPrint.
There are also some apps on the App Store, like Print n Share, that claim to enable printing via USB, and may be worth a try. However, these are not officially supported either by Apple, or by ConsignCloud.