How to setup the Posterita Print Service?

Published on April 13, 2017 by @posterita

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Pre-requisite:

– Java need to be installed on the machine, download Java from https://java.com/download

– Receipt printer need to be installed on machine, either with its driver or as Generic Text Only.

Instructions:

  1. Download and extract the file printserver from http://my.posterita.com/utilities/printserver.zip
  2. Copy the extracted file to Local Disk (C:), (Important Note: the file name should not be changed.)
  3. Navigate to the installer Local Disk (C:) / printserver / app / bin and double click on the file InstallApp-NT.
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  1. The Print Service will be installed on the pc. We have setup the service to automatically start at start up.
  2. The print service requires Java Home, to configure Java Home go to Control Panel and open System.
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  1. From the System menu, click on Advanced system settings on the right panel.
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  1. Navigate to Advanced and click on Environment Variables
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  1. From the menu Environment Variables click on New… on the System Variables panel.
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  1. The New System Variable popup will open, enter the details below;
    – Variable Name: JAVA_HOME
    – Variable Value: Click on browse directory and choose the path where Java is installed on the pc.
    – Click on OK to add the system variable.
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  1. After adding the system variable, go back to Control Panel and open the Administrative Tools panel.
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  1. Double click to open the panel Services.
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  1. Scroll down and locate the Service called Posterita Print Service.
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  1. Right-Click on the service and click on Start.
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  1. The service will start as shown below.
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  1. The service Status will now be Running.
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  1. Open Posterita on https://my.posterita.com and login to your account.
  2. Navigate to the hardware setup menu and choose Posterita Print Service from the Choose printing implementation.
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  1. Click on Get printers, this will open a new tab to allow the print service to communicate with the printer.
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  1. Sometime Firefox may be blocking a new popup to open, if it is the case click on the Options button and choose Allow pop-ups for my.posterita.com.
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  1. From the new tab opened click on Advanced.
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  1. From the Advanced panel click on Add Exception.
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  1. A new popup will open and click on Confirm Security Exception.
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  1. After confirming the security exception, the list of printers available will appear. You can close this tab.
  2. On Posterita Hardware Setup page, click on the button Load Printers.
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  1. A message will be given and shows the number of printers found. Click on OK.
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  1. Click on the list Select Printer and choose your printer name.
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  1. Enter your printer line width and click on Test to print a test page.
  2. Your receipt printer has now been configured on Posterita.

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