Printer Settings

Overview
This guide will explain how to configure the printing options for your shipping integration.

Table of Contents

Prerequisites

Before you can edit courier specific printer settings, you must have your shipping courier integrated with Linnworks

Accessing the Printer Options Screen

Each integration will have its own set of printer options. These are accessed by navigating to Shipping > Integrations and clicking the  Printer button for the relevant integration.

Shipping printer

Printer Overrides

Linnworks allows each user of a database to have documents print to a particular printer by using Virtual Printer Overrides. For more information on how to configure these overrides, please see this guide. Regardless of the number of users of your Linnworks system, a default option is available for courier integrations which will apply to all users unless explicitly set otherwise.

Printer Options

Whether defining printer options by a user or using the default options set, the following options can be set for each courier integration:

  • Virtual Printer: Select the default Virtual Printer for this integration
  • Template: Set the label template based on the default printer.
  • Label Formats: This is set to match the format support by the selected Virtual Printer.
  • Margins Controls how much space in inches to leave as a margin on each label

Printing Templates

With the exception of FedEx, printing options are generic for other integrations. However, some integrations only offer certain templates. The table below shows the templates available and the integrations that support those templates.

Integration Supported Templates Formats
Amazon Buy Shipping RAW

RAW ZPL

Deutsche Post

PDF, PNG

RAW
DHL Express 6x4 RAW, 6x4 ZPL, 6x4 EPL, 6x4 PDF, 8x4 RAW, 8x4 ZPL, 8x4 EPL, 8x4 PDF, 8x4 A4 RAW, 8x4 A4 PDF RAW
DHL Global Mail RAW RAW
DPD Standard 4x4 (EPL Citizen)
Standard 4x4 (ZPL Zebra)
Standard 4x4 (RAW)
EPL
ZPL
RAW
DPD Local (Interlink) Standard 4x4 (EPL Citizen)
Standard 4x4 (ZPL Zebra)
Standard 4x4 (RAW)
EPL
ZPL
RAW
FedEx A4/letter; 6x4 RAW
6x4 ZPL
6x4 EPL
6.75x4 Leading Doc tab (ZPL)
6.75x4 Leading Doc tab (EPL)
PDF
RAW
ZPL
ZPL
EPL
RAW
Endicia RAW, PDF, EPL, ZPL RAW
GFS 6x4
6x4 PDF
RAW
PDF
Hermes Corporate  PDF and RAW RAW
myHermes A4 (4 quadrants) - PDF
A4 (4 quadrants) - PNG
A4 (2 per page) - PDF
A4 (2 per page) - PNG
A4 (Single Large) - PDF
A4 (Single Large) - RAW
A4 (Multiple Large) - PDF
A4 (Multiple Large) - PNG
Thermal 4x6 - PDF
Thermal 4x6 - PNG
RAW
PNG
PDF
Parcelforce 6x4
PDF6x4
RAW
PDF
Royal Mail OBA Standard 6x4 RAW
Royal Mail Tracked Standard 6x4 RAW
UK Mail PDF and RAW RAW
UPS 6x4
6x4
6x4
RAW/PDF
EPL
ZPL
Yodel 6x4
6x4 PDF
RAW
PDF

Printing Formats

  • PDF: Linnworks will only output a PDF of the shipping label
  • RAW: RAW format can be printed using any type of printer
  • ZPL: ZPL format is designed for use with Zebra Thermal Printers
  • EPL: EPL format is designed for use with Citizen Thermal Printers

Configuring your printer

  •  Poorly defined barcodes: Please check you have "Dithering" switched off on your printer. You will need to refer to your printer documentation for how to do this
  •  Blank labels printed: If you have a thermal printer, you may need to confirm you have the correct paper size in your printer settings. There can be a slight difference between the size in inches and the size in millimetres. Make sure you select the value that matches your label stock.