Printing Labels

During the export process, ArchForm will generate a PDF with codes that match each model, allowing the ArchMill to identify and trim each model.

Setting Up the Label Printer

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We currently recommend using Windows with the Zebra GK420d that we supply with the ArchMill, as it is not directly compatible with macOS at this time.

Follow these steps to set up your label printer quickly and easily:

  1. Install the Zebra Label Printer software appropriate for your operating system.
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      Do take note to always load the driver before attempting to connect the printer.

      Windows 10 and newer:

    2. Download the Zebra GK420d Printer Driver from the manufacturer’s website.
    3. Install the driver by proceeding through the install wizard prompts, following the instructions from the heading Installing the ZDesigner Driver Version 5 on the Zebra Support page Install Zebra Printer Using Driver v5
  2. Connect the round power connector to the label printer plug the power cord into a suitable power outlet, and switch on the power.
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  4. Connect the USB cable to computer and to the port on the back of your Zebra printer.
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  6. Load the included roll of labels onto the self-centering holder of the Zebra printer.
  7. Open the Windows Start menu and, either by using the search function or by opening Settings and navigating to Bluetooth & Devices, navigate to Printers & Scanners and select the Zebra GK420d Printer.
  8. Go to Printer Properties.
  9. Choose the Settings option.
  10. Download and select the settings file located below
  11. ArchMillZebraSettings.drs2.5KB
  12. Select the Import Settings button and select the settings file we previously downloaded.
  13. Click on the Calibrate button.
  14. Click OK.
  15. Download and open the example PDF file in Adobe Acrobat.
  16. Example.QRCode.pdf24.9KB
  17. Print the example label and check to ensure that it appears correct and all information is on the label, without it being cut off.
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    2. If the label looks good, your printer is configured and ready to be used.
    3. If it looks bad, please contact us for assistance.

Troubleshooting

If the computer does not recognize the printer and add it to Printers & Settings in Windows Settings, or if the following steps do not print a label, as expected, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start Menu and type Printers & Settings into the search box. Click on the result by the same name.
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  3. If a GK420d printer is listed here, then click on it and press the Remove button to remove the non-functioning printer entry.
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  5. Click Add device, and if the system automatically shows an entry for the GK420d printer, click the Add device button next to that entry.
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  7. If you are successfully able to add the printer, go back to step 4 and complete the printer setup process. If not, proceed to the next step.
  8. Press the Add manually button.
  9. Ensure that the first option, My printer is a little older. Help me find it., is selected and click Next.
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  11. After Windows begins searching, a device will pop up. Select this device.
  12. Follow the rest of the steps, choosing the Zebra make and GK420d model when prompted.
  13. If you are successfully able to add the printer, go back to step 4 and complete the printer setup process.

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