There are an array of old and new Zebra printers on the market. That’s why Apple has Zebra printer drivers preinstalled on macOS. 

But note that there is a wide-known issue for many Zebra printers that print fuzzy labels from a Mac. These fuzzy labels are typically legible and scannable, but for some businesses, it lacks professionalism.

We recommend trying the preinstalled drivers first, and if you find your labels are fuzzy and you need a better solution, there will be solutions at the bottom of this article.

Add the Zebra printer to System Preferences

  1. Go to System Preferences > Printers & Scanners
  2. Click the +, and click Add Printer or Scanner
  3. Select the connected printer.
  4. Click Select Software.
  5. Search for “zebra” and select the driver that matches your printer. 
  • You can usually find which software matches your printer by looking on the back of the printer, and identifying “ZPL” or “EPL.” You can change this later using Apple’s printer configurations CUPS.

Alternative driver solutions

There are two solutions:

  1. Purchasing software from Peninsula, or
  2. If you have Windows Parallels, you can download free software from Seagull Scientific and print from Windows 10.

You might also want to check out How to Change Default Printer Settings on a Mac

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