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FAQ: How do I install a Datamax printer driver?
 

Answer:

(These are standard instructions for WINDOWS XP – your specific procedure may vary.)  

IMPORTANT NOTES:

ALWAYS CLOSE ALL OF YOUR WINDOWS PROGRAMS WHILE INSTALLING A PRINTER DRIVER.

TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND PRINTER, WHILE CONNECTING / DISCONNECTING CABLES.

  • THE SOFTWARE YOU PAID FOR IS ON THE “ALWIN” CD – THERE IS SOME DEMO AND LIMITED USE SOFTWARE INCLUDED ON THE “DATAMAX ACCESSORY CD” THAT SHIPS WITH A NEW PRINTER, BUT THE ONLY THING YOU NEED FROM THE “DATAMAX ACCESSORY CD” IS THE PRINTER DRIVER.

IF YOU HAVE THE “DATAMAX ACCESSORY CD” THAT CAME WITH YOUR PRINTER, INSERT IT IN YOUR CD DRIVE . IF YOU DON’T, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD WINDOWS PRINTER DRIVERS FOR ALL DATAMAX PRINTER MODELS FROM www.seagullscientific.com. YOU CAN ALSO REQUEST THAT WE SEND THE DATAMAX DRIVER FILES TO YOU BY MAIL.

  1. IN YOUR “ADD PRINTER WIZARD” (START/CONTROL PANEL/PRINTERS & FAXES) CHOOSE “LOCAL PRINTER” & UN-SELECT “SEARCH FOR PLUG & PLAY”, CLICK NEXT
  2. PORT = LPT1 IN MANY CASES , for I-4208 & OTHER PRINTERS WITH PARALLEL PORTS (SERIAL PORTS ARE ALSO ON ALL THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTERS, AND MAY BE THE ONLY PORT ON SOME OLDER PRINTERS)
  3. AT THE MANUFACTURER/MODEL SCREEN, CHOOSE THE “HAVE DISK” BUTTON, AND THEN THE “BROWSE” BUTTON, DOWNLOAD TO DESKTOP THEN OPEN FILE, FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. INSTALLATION DIRECTORY SHOULD READ: C:\SEAGULL
  4. GO TO THE FOLDER ON YOUR CD (i.e. \DRIVERS or \BT\DRIVERS or \SEAGULL\DRIVERS) OR GO TO THE DOWNLOADED FILES ON YOUR HARD DRIVE (i.e. C:\SEAGULL) THEN CHOOSE “OPEN” &/OR “OK” UNTIL YOU GET BACK TO THE MANUFACTURER/MODEL SCREEN. DON’T CHOOSE THE NT4 FOLDER OR ANY SPECIFIC FILE IN THE DRIVERS FOLDER.
  5. IF NECESSARY, SELECT “DATAMAX” FOR THE MANUFACTURER
  6. SELECT THE CORRECT DATAMAX PRINTER MODEL – IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE THIS PRINTER THE DEFAULT PRINTER (BUT IT IS OK TO DO SO, IF YOU PREFER)
  7. DO NOT CHOOSE TO PRINT A TEST PAGE AT THIS TIME
  8. CONTINUE BY CHOOSING “NEXT” UNTIL YOU CAN CHOOSE “FINISH”
  9. ***IMPORTANT*** CHOOSE “CONTINUE ANYWAY” IF PROMPTED WITH A MICROSOFT WARNING ABOUT DRIVER CERTIFICATION
  10. RIGHT CLICK ON THE INSTALLED PRINTER, CHOOSE “PROPERTIES” THEN CHOOSE THE “GENERAL” TAB, THEN CLICK THE “PRINT TEST PAGE” BUTTON – IF YOUR PRINTER IS INSTALLED CORRECTLY, THE WORD “TEST” WILL PRINT ON YOUR LABELS. NOTE: REMEMBER THIS IS ONLY A TEST PAGE! THE WAY IT LOOKS DOES NOT MATTER.

 

 Updated September 27, 2013