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Configuring printers

Important

If you use the legacy printer management framework in Associate App, see Configuring printers using the legacy framework .

Configure NewStore Associate App to manage the printers that you use in your store during the checkout process.

Technical configuration
The following section involves working with technical configurations and APIs. Contact your IT support team for more information.

To enable the new printer management framework in Associate App:

  1. Go to the Associate App configuration API.
  2. Set release_toggles > new_printer_management to true.

You can use any type of printer to print labels or receipt documents in the store with the new printer management framework in Associate App. To begin setting up a printer in the store, see this section .

note

You can only use the Zebra printers (with LAN or WiFi connectivity) to print product barcodes or hang tags in the store. For more information, see Hardware and software support .

If your store operates in a country where fiscal regulations apply, you can also add a fiscal printer to print documents to comply with fiscalization requirements.

To enable adding fiscal printers to your store via Associate App programmatically, see Configuring fiscal documents to print via NewStore Associate App .

Setting up a printer

Set up a printer to be able to print sales receipts:

  1. Tap

    > Configure Printers.

  2. In the Printer Management screen, tap Add Printer.

  3. Select the manufacturer or model of the printer, such as AirPrint, Star or Zebra printers.

    The app scans your network to find AirPrint or other printers. To learn how to configure your AirPrint printer, refer to the Apple guide.

  4. Select the printer from the list of printers that appears.

  5. In the New Printer screen:

    • Verify the Model name

    • Specify an (optional) name for the printer, such as Ground Floor Printer

    • Specify the document types that can be printed using the printer, such as Packing Slip, Invoice, Sales Receipt, and tap Done.

      Important
      • You must select at least 1 document type to be able to add the printer to the app.
      • For a Zebra printer, you must specify the IP address of the printer to be able to connect to it.
      • For an AirPrint printer, you must select a model to print on. You can also select the option to specify a printer every time you print. This provides an experience similar to the AirPrint only mode, in which you can select additional options to print documents, such as double-sided printing or selecting a specific tray to print from.

    Tap Add.

  6. The printer is added to the list of available printers in the store.

    If you are using a Zebra printer, you can test your printer by tapping Test Print.

  7. Tap the printer to manage it. See Managing printers .

Managing printers

  1. Tap

    > Configure Printers.

  2. In the Printer Management screen, tap the printer you want to manage.

  3. You can update the name of the printer or change the list of document types that can be printed using the printer.

    Tap Save after you made the required changes to the printer.

  4. (Optional) To delete the printer, tap Delete and in the dialog box that appears, tap Delete again.

(Optional) Using only Airprint-enabled printers

Associates can use the AirPrint only option to print documents, which removes the need to set up specific printers in Associate App. All you need is an AirPrint compatible printer that is paired with the app.

This also increases possible options to print documents via Airprint compatible printers, such as double-sided printing or selecting a specific tray to print from.

Important

When this option is enabled, you cannot use Star or Zebra printers to print documents, as these models do not communicate with the app via AirPrint.

  1. Go to the Associate App configuration API.

  2. Set capabilities > printer_management > air_print to true.

(Optional) Setting up a fiscal printer

If your store operates in a country where hardware fiscal regulations apply, you will need to set up a fiscal printer to print fiscal documents such as sales receipts and X or Z reports.

To set up a fiscal printer to print fiscal documents:

  1. Ensure that the printer is using the same Wi-Fi network as NewStore Associate App.

  2. Tap

    > Configure Printers.

  3. In the Printer Management screen, tap Add Printer.

  4. Select the manufacturer or model of the fiscal printer, such as Epson in Italy or Posnet in Poland.

  5. In the New Printer screen:

    • Select the Printer Model.

      For example, if you are operating in Poland, select Posnet Thermal XL2 Online.

    • Specify a name for the fiscal printer, such as Ground Floor Fiscal Printer.

    • Specify the IP Address of the fiscal printer.

      Important

      The fiscal printer must be configured with a static IP address. If you assign a dynamic IP address, you have to reconfigure the fiscal printer every time the IP address changes.

    • Specify the Port of the fiscal printer.

  6. Tap Save.

    If there are issues connecting to the printer, ensure that Associate App is able to access the configured ports of the printer and try again.

  7. The fiscal printer is now added to the list of available printers in the store.

  8. Tap the printer to manage it. See (Optional) Managing fiscal printers .

note

When you add an Epson fiscal printer to the NewStore platform, certain printer parameters, such as the VAT and department tables, are configured automatically.

The configuration of VAT tables and departments is only possible if the printer is not in Day Opened state. If the printer is in Day Opened state, the fiscal printer will automatically generate a Z-report, and will configure the VAT and department tables.

Important

Fiscal printers must meet the following conditions before being added to the NewStore platform in test mode:

  • The Epson RT fiscal printers should be in training mode.
  • The Posnet Online fiscal printers should not be fiscalized.

Ensure that you have a backup fiscal printer in the store, as Associate App will block a sale if it cannot connect to the fiscal printer.

(Optional) Managing fiscal printers

  1. Tap

    > Configure Printers.

  2. In the Printer Management screen, tap the fiscal printer you want to manage.

  3. You can update the name of the printer or change the connection parameters of the fiscal printer.

    Tap Save after you made the required changes to the printer.

    Important

    If the fiscal printer is not fiscally activated, a warning message is displayed at the top of the screen. You have to reactivate the fiscal printer by tapping the Save button.

    If the connection parameters (such as the IP Address or Port) of a fiscal printer are updated, the fiscal printer will be reactivated.

  4. (Optional) To delete the printer, tap Delete and in the dialog box that appears, tap Delete again.

  5. (Optional) To print a test page, tap More > Print Test Page.

  6. (Optional) To test if the fiscal printer is ready to process orders, tap More > Perform readiness check.

    The result of the readiness check indicates the status of the printer. For example, whether the printer is running out of paper, or having network connectivity issues.

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