The Printer Configuration allows you to advise MachShip the number and type of the labels that need to be printed but also what events to make the print call on.
How to set this up is all outlined in the video and step by step documentation below.
Create the Printer Configuration
Navigate to the Printers Page:
- Go to Admin and Other Options.
- Under the Advanced section select Printers or Printer Configuration.
- In the top right-hand corner select Add Printer Configuration.
Alternatively, go to the following link.
Create the Printer Configuration:
The Printer Configuration will tell MachShip what labels to print and where to print them. The configuration requires:
It is suggested you be as detailed as possible to identify these.
Choose what Company this configuration will apply to. This company name will define what printers you have access to but also when this configuration will be used. For example: If the company is Acme Broker then this configuration will be used when consignments or manifests are created for Acme Broker.
- Select the Printer
Based on the company selected if you type in the printer you are accessing, the list of applicable printers will appear. Select the relevant one.
- Choose the Event Trigger:
This will tell MachShip under what conditions to prompt automated printing.
The options are:
- Consignment Creation
- Consignment Edit
To set the event simply set the trigger to be Yes.
- Select the type of document and the number of copies of the document.
Click the flags of the relevant labels to print and the number of copies.
Note that you can select more than one set of labels to print out. For example, I could print both the consignment note and the Dangerous Goods Document with the setup below:
Each Printer Configuration will relate to one Printer. So if you were looking to print the following:
- Item Labels to a thermal label printer
- Consignment note and DG Transport Document to an A4 Printer
- Manifest to an A4 Printer
You would need to have 3 printer configurations as you have 2 different events (Consignment and Manifest) and then the 2 different printer options (A4 and thermal label).
Please note that A4 Item labels are 4 item labels configured to fit on an A4 sheet. If you wish to have 1 item label per A4 sheet then select the Print Item Label option and select an A4 Printer.
- Select Save Printer Configuration.
If you need to configure the printing to occur under a certain event or evaluation being true please continue and set up a Printer Configuration Evaluation, otherwise, the automated printing will be set up to print at the event specified.