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

Pre-install Windows Printer Drivers

Zebra is changing the way you install and use your printer with your Windows-based PC systems.
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.
We recommend that, at minimum, you 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.
    Zebra Setup Utilities and Zebra Windows printer drivers are available on the CD provided with your printer. For later versions, go to the Zebra website at
  • ZebraDesigner Driver and Zebra Setup Utilities—The driver supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows OS and is Microsoft Certified.
    ZebraDesigner driver and Zebra Setup Utilities support the following G-Series 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 following the instructions in Installing the Drivers.