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Create a Printer Station and Connect a Printer

Use Printer Stations to save your settings to your device and easily swap between connected printers.

Ethernet Printer

  1. Locate your wireless router with Ethernet port and make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi signal.

  2. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable into the rear panel of the printer, and plug the other end of the cable into the wireless router’s Ethernet port.

  3. From the Square app, tap More.

  4. Tap Settings > Hardware > Printers > Create Printer Station.

  5. Enter a printer station name.

  6. Select Printer and select your printer.

  7. Make sure the receipt printer and your device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. To test your connection, tap Print Test. For iOS devices, Square needs access to your local network in order to connect to network printers. Toggle ON for Local Network in your device Settings > Square > Local Network to enable access, then relaunch the Square app.

  8. Under the section Use this printer for, toggle on whether you’d like to print: Receipts, In-person order tickets, Order ticket stubs or Void tickets.

  9. Tap Save.

To connect multiple devices to the same Ethernet printer, follow these steps with each device. You can also print copies of the same receipt to multiple printers from one device.

Note: Your printer must have an Ethernet interface. You can order swappable interfaces but be sure to request the Ethernet connection type on your printer.

Wi-Fi Printer

  1. Ensure the your device is connected to your Wi-Fi network

  2. From the Square app, tap More.

  3. Tap Settings > Hardware > Printers > Create Printer Station.

  4. Enter a printer station name.

  5. Tap Printer and select your printer.

  6. Make sure the receipt printer and your device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. To test your connection, tap Print Test.

  7. In the section Use this printer for, toggle on what you’d like to print depending on your needs: Receipts, In-person order tickets, Order ticket stubs and Void tickets.

  8. Tap Save.

Note: For iOS devices, Square needs access to your local network in order to connect to network printers. Toggle ON for Local Network in your device Settings > Square > Local Network to enable access, then relaunch the Square app.

USB Printer for Square Stand

  1. Plug your supported USB receipt printer into a power source.

  2. Plug your USB cable from your printer into the hardware hub

  3. From the Square Point of Sale app, tap More.

  4. Tap Settings > Hardware > Printers > Create Printer Station.

  5. Enter a printer station name.

  6. Tap Printer and select your USB printer. To test your printer connection, tap Print Test.

  7. In the section Use this printer for, toggle on what you’d like to print depending on your needs: Receipts, In-person order tickets, Order ticket stubs and Void tickets.

  8. Tap Save.

Note: If you are using Square Stand or Square Terminal, you can plug your USB accessory directly into the USB hub on the power cord. For Square Terminal, USB connection requires Hub for Square Terminal. For Android devices, you’ll need to connect through a USB OTG (On-The-Go) adaptor. Be sure to check that your Android device supports USB OTG or USB Host mode.

If you’re using a different Square app, like Square for Restaurants, learn more about setting up your hardware.