You can configure a 3" mobile printer to print Pepperi orders from your device.
We have tested and recommend using the Zebra Technologies 3" printer model Zebra iMZ320. This article will guide you on how to configure printing on this model.
We have also tested the Brother RJ-3150 model. Instructions for this model are here: Mobile Printing with Brother RJ-3150 3 inch printer.
To configure mobile printing you need to load a PDF template customized for 3" printers to your Pepperi configuration (provided by Pepperi, attached to this article) and install MobiPrint app on your device. Follow the detailed instructions below to complete these tasks.
Load the 3" printing PDF template
You will need to load the attached Pepperi Configuration File "PDF_Zebra.xslt" in the Web Admin.
This file formats the PDF so that it will look good on a 3" format. The format provided is a standard format showing the company logo, company information, customer name, list of line items, the total and a text comment at the bottom (which you can modify - see below).
There are some standard changes you need to make to the template such as entering your own company logo and company name/address, and currency. These are explained below.
Please note: If you want to further customize the template and add more fields you can. Keep in mind that ***any field that is displayed in the template must be in either the PDF Header or Footer of the Transaction Type configuration***.
If you customize the XSLT template with more fields, make sure you add any additional fields to the PDF Header or Footer of the Transaction so Pepperi can reference them.
The following fields are used in the standard PDF template provided, and you need to make sure they are in your PDF Header:
|Sales Rep Name||AgentName|
To configure the PDF Header go to the Views and Forms tab of the Transaction, open the Header section and Edit the "Header PDF".
You can always first start with the Standard template attached here, make sure the printing works well, and then decide if you need to add more fields.
Standard changes you need to make to the attached XSLT file
First change the "headUrl" at the top of the file to a link to your company logo.
Change the currency to your currency (the default listed in the file is $):
Change the company information that will appear at the top of the print out to your company name, address, etc. (the default is Pepperi).
Edit (or remove) the text on the bottom of the file, per your needs:
Save the file.
Loading the file to Pepperi
Go to Settings - > Configuration -> Configuration Files
Click "Add new file"
File type: Sales Transaction PDF Template
File Name: PDF Zebra
File Description: <write a description>
Upload the attached XSLT file
In your Sales Order Transaction go to the Menu settings and edit the Transaction Menu.
Add the "PDF Zebra" to the Transaction Menu layout. This will allow you to access the PDF layout for 3" mobile printing from the Pepperi shopping cart.
Install and configure the MobiPrint app on your device
In order to print from, your smartphone or tablet needs to be paired to the printer via Bluetooth.
You need to install the MobiPrint app on your device. (Please note that the first 15 prints are free, and then you must purchase a printing package from MobiPrint. See their packages for details.)
Enable Bluetooth on both devices.
In MobiPrint app go to "Printer Setup", select the printer and tap "Pair". Your printer will be connected to your device.
(for Android devices you will need to go to Settings and add the printer manually and then you will pair it within the MobiPrint app)
In MobiPrint app go to "Printer Utilities" and select the following settings as shown in the screenshot below. After each setting tap "Send" to send the setting to your printer.
Printer Language: Auto
Printer Media type: continuous
Friendly name: iMZ320
Media sense: gap
In MobiPrint app go to "Print" and select the following settings as shown in the screenshot below.
Auto return to source app: On
Number of copies: 1
Printer Setup: iMZ320
Format selected: Mobi.zpl
Resize graphics to fit on page: OFF
Page size: 3"
Invert PDF/image (ZPL only): On
Now that your printing is setup, in the Pepperi shopping cart select "Zebra PDF" from the menu and then "Print with MobiPrint"