This section provides a high-level outline of how to set up your Zebra printer which includes the hardware setup and the host system or software/driver setup.
After finding an appropriate location for the printer but BEFORE plugging in the printer to a power source, download the printer drivers on the laptop or PC that you will use to set up and manage the printer.
You will need a roll of media (labels, receipt paper, tags, etc.) to set up your first test print. Go to zebra.com/supplies or contact your reseller to help you select the right media for your use.
Place the printer in a safe location with access to a power source, and one where you can connect it to your PC, laptop, or mobile device using either interface cables or through wireless. See location considerations in Attaching Power.
Choose a method to communicate with your printer using either a wired connection—USB port, optional serial port, or optional Ethernet—or a wireless connection such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and establish the physical connection if using a cable. See Connecting your Printer to a Device and Interface Cable Requirements.