We recommend using Google Chrome because it supports in-line PDFs; making printing that much easier. Below is a video of printing labels from the Chrome browser. Below that is a description for how to print from Chrome and other browsers.
After you’ve bought a shipping label on PirateShip.com, the time has come to click that giant green “Print Label” button to start printing configurations.
At the top of the popup, select the 4x6 label format.
Pirate Ship will generate a label preview below, as long as you’re using a web browser that supports it, like Google Chrome.
In Chrome, when you put your cursor over the label preview, there’s this little print button on the top right, which will save you a couple extra steps when printing your labels. As you can see, clicking it opens a printing dialog box without having to download the file.
In Firefox, you can see that the browser does not support inline PDFs. If you click the big green “Download” button, Firefox will ask you what action to take. I recommend opening the PDF with Apple’s Preview.
Safari does provide you with a preview of the label. And when you hover your cursor over the label preview, you can click this icon to open the PDF in Apple’s Preview.
Once you have the labels open in Preview, you can go to “File > Print” or use the hotkey “Command + P” to open Preview’s printing dialogue box.
Chrome and Apple’s Preview printing dialogue boxes are arranged a little different, but they both have the same basic options.
First, make sure the printer you want to use is selected. In Chrome’s printing dialogue box this is called destination, just click Change. In Preview’s printing dialogue box the destination is called Printer.
Next make sure the Paper Size is a 4x6" option or 100mm x 150mm. If you do not see either of these options, you likely have not installed the printer drivers correctly (see .
Sometimes, “Fit to page” or “Scale to Page” are helpful options.
That should be it! Click Print and your label should print as expected.
If your label did not print as expected, make sure you followed each step correctly, as most issues happen from not selecting the correct Label Format in Pirate Ship, or by not selecting the right Paper Size in the printing dialogue box.