Pre-install Windows Printer Drivers
Pre-install Windows Printer Drivers

Pre-install Windows Printer Drivers

After you have set up the printer and verified that it can print a configuration label, you are ready to connect the printer to your device (such as a computer, phone, or tablet) and install the drivers.
At minimum, pre-install the ZebraDesigner Windows driver to avail of the ease-of-use and simplicity advancements in Windows operating systems (OS) higher than Windows XP OS version SP2.
Zebra provides the following:
  • Zebra Setup Utilities (ZSU)—A suite of Zebra printer drivers, utilities, and communications and installation tools deployable on most Windows PC operating systems. ZSU and Zebra Windows printer drivers are available on the CD provided with your printer. For the latest versions, go to the Zebra website at
  • ZebraDesigner Driver and ZSU—The driver supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows OS. It is Microsoft Certified. For a list of operating systems that the software supports. ZebraDesigner Driver and ZSU support the following printer communication interfaces:
    • USB port
    • Parallel port
    • Serial port
    • Wired and wireless Ethernet
    • Bluetooth (using a virtual Bluetooth printer port)
Wait to apply power to the printer until after you have installed the drivers on the PC.
To install the drivers:
  1. Connect the printer to a PC that is running a Windows OS that the Zebra driver supports.
  2. Install the Zebra Setup Utilities. The utility will prompt you to apply power to the printer.
  3. Continue following the on-screen instructions to complete your printer installation.