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So right after i posted this, i noticed similar post: http://support.shipstation.com/forums/126593-request-a-new-shipstation-feature/suggestions/2420804-have-different-printers-for-international-vs-****
That post has 94 votes and is under review. Just so you know if you find my post first.
So i just posted similar request at http://support.shipstation.com/forums/126593-request-a-new-shipstation-feature/suggestions/10449156-need-international-usps-postage-forms-to-print-to before finding this feature request. But one and the same. I see this was posted originally in 2011. Glad it is under review but as comments below say, we need this. Please.
So i have Labelwriter 4XL set up to print 4x6 labels. Shipstation printing setup does NOT separate out handling the international USPS 4 sheet CP72 form from domestic single label form.
Now that i switched to Labelwriter 4XL for domestic, when i have an international shipment i have to download PDF, then can print to the laserwriter with changed orientation, changed paper size (default is 4x6 which is needed to make Labelwriter 4XL work automatically), and rescaled to 100%.
We used to use Endicia before Shipstation. Endicia has individual settings for regular domestic labels, and international CP72 and CN22 forms.
Please make your printing setup more knowledgable about the different USPS forms printed and allow a separate assignment to a printer, with settings for paper size. This is important, the paper size. Before we figured out we had to download a PDF and make it work that way, when trying to print the 4 page forms of the CP72 using Shipostation connect printing, it scaled them weirdly and used the whole page of 8.5x11 on the laserwriter, and lost some info.
And no, i don't want to waste expensive label paper and print the USPS CP72 on four 4x6 labels. I want to print on 8.5x11 paper and use the PO's free plastic pouches.
Hi there! Thanks so much for your feedback on how we can improve ShipStation for your business. We look here to learn about common obstacles for our users so we can work on solutions.
After reading many of the responses, it appears that one of the underlying needs described was to print labels on a 4×6 thermal printer and packing slips on an 8.5×11 printer, which you can now accomplish in ShipStation. http://feedback.shipstation.com/forums/126593-request-a-new-shipstation-feature/suggestions/4446885-print-thermal-shipping-labels-in-conjunction-with
Since you’re asking for the ability to have one button for this function, we’ll leave this request open. Can you give us more detail about about your current workflow and what’s the hardest part not having a button that prints both labels/packing slips simultaneously vs two buttons?
Have set labels separate from packing slip. But then you have to manually print the packing slip. Hence the suggestion above.
The net result is that i want to be able to have the label printed to printer A (for me label writer 4XL) and the packing slip to printer B (a laserwriter).
This could either be done by specifying in the printing setup, that packing slips print with the label printing BUT add the capability to have them print on different printers (which it can NOT do now).
Other option is not to muck with printing setup but add a menu item to the Print menu for an order of "Label and Packing Slip". This seems the easier route in that a menu command could just be programmed to run each of the already existing routines that print the label and print the packing slip. THink this is a slam dunk.
So, just to help us better understand, would this idea work best for you if it automatically printed whenever an order came in? So, say, an order comes in on Sunday at 4:00 a.m., it should print then. Or would it be better if whenever you log in to ShipStation and have it active that you would prefer to have the packing slips printed out then?
I want to automatically print the packing slip for each imported order from all my channels, plus for each manually input order, to a laser printer via ship station connect.