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With a document printer connected to xentral, you can automatically print receipts or shipping labels from within xentral, or trigger a PDF download.
Administration > Settings > System > Printer or Super-Search Printer.
Note: Due to the complexity of the connection types, only two explained in this article, the two simplest bindings. The other connection types are explained in the Helpdesk, but cannot be supported by us in the setup.
PDF Download Printer
If there are not quite so many jobs and thus documents to be printed per day, we recommend the Download Printer. As long as no physical printer is connected, you should at least connect a PDF printer so that you can test workflows.
When printing a PDF download, a PDF pop-up appears, with which you can quickly open and print the document. Via the spooler you can print the files individually as a PDF or batch download as a ZIP folder or collective PDF with multiple PDFs:
You can then open the PDF in your favorite PDF reader, check it again, and conveniently print with the print option in the PDF reader to the connected printer on the PC/network.
The advantages of this variant for you are:
- The printer is set up quickly and simply
- No technical knowledge is necessary
- No additional costs due to possible print server
Simply set up the printer
In order to be able to use the PDF download printer at all, you first have to create it. This is done under Administration > Settings > System > Printer > +NEW.
Here select any name for the printer, set the options as shown in the screenshot, and save the information:
You can ignore the other settings on this page for the download printer. The PDF download printer is now ready to be set up.
Connecting a physical printer via a Mac Mini
On principle we recommend connecting a physical printer via the xentral printer spooler on a Mac Mini (if working under Windows), a Mac, or Linux device. Since this is about connecting hardware to xentral it is best to consult a technical colleague. A step-by-step guide on how to set up automatic printing via the xentral printer spooler can be found in our manual. You can download the xentral spooler here.
In xentral you need to enter the following settings, among others:
Note: The current printer spooler may have problems under some circumstances. with Apple products that have an M1 chip installed (eg MacBook Air/Pro). In such cases, the ruhr.agency offers a great alternative product.
Here's where to go Step 11 - Label Printer (optional)