Printer Installation Wizard (PrnInst) is a wizard type of application to install NiceLabel printer drivers on your Windows system.

PrnInst based driver installation is available for printing devices that are connected to a LAN network or any other computer port.

Download your NiceLabel printer driver from the printer download page and run the downloaded self-extractable .exe file. PrnInst application starts automatically. Follow the below described wizard steps to install the driver.

Note

Disable printer mapping when you install your printer driver using the remote desktop connection. To disable printer mapping, open the Remote Desktop Connection window and deselect Printers option in the Local Resources tab.

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Introductory Steps

To complete introductory PrnInst steps:

  1. Double click your downloaded driver package .exe file and click the Unzip button.

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  2. After your files self-extract, click OK.

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  3. Allow your computer to run the printer install wizard.

  4. Welcome screen appears. Click Next.

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  5. Select Install Printer Driver and click Next.

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  6. Accept the terms of the License agreement and click Next.

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  7. Select printer port and click Next.

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    Steps for the available printer port options are described in dedicated topics:

    Note

    Check the available ports on your printer before you select the printer port you want to use at installation. Some printer models have only a limited selection of printer ports.

Network Port Installation Steps

After selecting the network port, install one of the printers which are discovered on the network, or install the printer manually.

Network port installation using network discovery

Detect Network Printer window opens after starting the network port installation process.

  1. Select the detected network printer and click Add.

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    Note

    Network ports that are in use are listed at the bottom of the list and grayed out.

    Note

    For printers that identify themselves by their series (and not by the exact model), select from the listed series of printers. This series may include multiple printer models. The selection directs you to the Printer options step.

  2. If specific models of the detected printer's vendor are listed, select the appropriate one and click Next.

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  3. Wizard redirects you to the Printer options step.

  4. Follow the wizard to install your printer driver.

Note

Network discovery is available if the printer model supports bidirectional communication.

Manual Network port installation

Detect Network Printer window opens after starting the network port installation process.

  1. To start the manual network port printer driver installation, click Manual.

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  2. Select your printer model.

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  3. In Select Network Port window select which network port your printer will connect to.

    • Create a new network port option opens the Add Network Port window.

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      • Port Name: defines the name for the newly created network port.

        Important

        Use the "LAN_" prefix in the Port Name to signal the printer driver that this is a bidirectional enabled port. Without the "LAN_" prefix, bidirectional communication stops and disables printer status checking.

        Example 1. Example:

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      • Printer Name or IP Address: defines which printer connects to the newly created network port.

      • Port Number: number of the newly created network port. PrnInst suggests the number automatically.

    • Use an existing port: selects an automatically detected network port to connect the printer.

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      • Enable Show all ports option to list all available (also non-network) ports.

      • Click Next to proceed to Printer Options step.

USB Port Installation Steps

Start USB printer installation without your printer connected to your computer.

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Connect and turn on your USB printer when the installation wizard prompts you.

When installing a USB printer, PrnInst automatically detects the connected printer using Plug and Play functionality.

  1. PrnInst takes you to the final stage of the printer driver installation process. The Printer option window opens.

  2. If the printer driver for the connected printer is already installed, PrnInst offers you to update your driver. Click Next to proceed to Printer driver update.

    If your driver doesn't recognize your printer's Plug and Play ID, the Select Printer window opens.

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  3. Click Next after you select your printer model. PrnInst takes you to the final stage of the printer driver installation process. The Printer option window opens.

Bluetooth Port Installation Steps

After selecting the Bluetooth port printer connection option, follow the steps below.

  1. PrnInst automatically scans for the available Bluetooth printers. Make sure your printer is turned on and visible.

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    Once PrnInst detects your Bluetooth printer, click Next.

  2. Pair the Bluetooth printer with your computer. To complete the pairing, the passcode on your installation window must match the passcode your printer prints:

    • If the passcodes match, click Yes. This continues the installation.

    • If the passcodes do not match, click No. This restarts the installation. Once the passcodes match, click Yes to continue.

  3. Select the printer you wish to install. Click Next to proceed to the Printer Options step.

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Other Port Installation Steps

Other port selection allows you to connect your printer to parallel (LPT), serial (COM), or other ports that are not listed in the initial port selection step. After selecting the Other port connection option, follow the steps below.

  1. Select your printer model.

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  2. Define the port for connecting your printer. You can select the existing port or add a new port,

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    • Add Port... opens Advanced TCP/IP Port Configuration window. Configure and use this port for your network printers.

    • Configure Change settings to the existing port.

  3. Click Next to proceed to Printer options.

Printer Options

In the Printer Options window, you can set or change your printer identity parameters.

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  • Printer name. You can change the default printer name provided by the driver installation. You can set your custom printer name to make it easily recognizable after the installation.

  • Select language. Select the language you prefer during the installation.

    Note

    The actual driver User Interface (UI) language on your computer might be different form the language you selected during the installation. The driver UI language depends on your computer Language settings.

  • Location: adds information about the physical location of your printer. This way you can locate your printer in case there are multiple printers installed on your computer. Location input is just your comment and does not affect driver functionality. You can also add or change your Location data in Printer Properties > General after you install your driver.

  • Comment: adds additional information or comments about your printer. Use this option also to identify your printer in case you have multiple printers installed on your computer. Comment input is just your remark and does not affect driver functionality. You can also add or change your Comment data in Printer Properties > General tab after you install your driver.

Enable I want to use this printer as the Windows default printer to set the current printer as the default system printer.

Note

You can change your default printer later in Printers & scanners on your system.

Click Install to initiate the printer driver installation process.

Installation Process

The printer driver installation window appears after you click Install.

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The Summary window appears after a successful installation.

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To get familiar with the installation specifics of your printer, enable the Open the Printer Installation Guidelines when the wizard closes. After completing the installation, the Help window opens, explaining the necessary steps for successful printing with the newly installed printer.

Click Open printing preferences to change the default settings of your printer. You can set up your printer also later, in Windows settings, Printers & scanners section.

Click Install another printer if you wish to continue installing additional printers from the same manufacturer.