Printing DPD Labels From The DPD Website on a Mac.

Below you'll find a tutorial teaching you how to set up and use the Peninsula Thermal Printer Driver to print DPD shipping labels directly from the DPD website to your thermal printer on Mac.

Please note DPD have different label formats for different countries, the German ones are larger than the UK ones

You will only need to complete the following instructions once.

1. Setting up the DPD website to print to your thermal printer

  • a)
  • Make sure your printing preferences for labels are set to print to a Laser or Inkjet printer.

    Do Not Choose Thermal Printer, It Will Not Work On A Mac

  • b)
  • Print a shipping label on the DPD website.

  • c)

  • The system print dialog will open.
       Click the PDF button in the bottom left of the print dialog and choose "Save as PDF..." then choose a location to save the PDF to.
       (You will need this later to feed to the Thermal Utility to set the page extraction settings in the next step)

        Please continue to step 2.

2. Setting up your thermal printer for printing from DPD

  • a)

  • Open the Thermal Utility enter your computer password to allow the drivers to install
    and then click "Click Here To Install Your Printer Now".

  • b)

  • Follow the onscreen steps until you reach the "Label/Page Sizes" step and choose 6 x 4 inches from the popup and click "Add".

    Click the "Next" button.

  • c)

  • Follow the onscreen steps until you reach the "Choose what applications you are printing from" step and select
    "Web Browser (ie Safari, Chrome etc)".

    Click the "Next" button.

  • d)

  • Choose DPD Website and click the "Next" button.

  • e)

  • A window will open underneath this window in the utility.
    Drag the PDF file we saved earlier onto the window,
    click "No" and set the label size to the correct size of your labels from the popup at the bottom.

  • f)

  • Drag the image and use the controls at the bottom to correctly position the area you wish to print (the label section) onto the label.

  • g)

  • When it is positioned correctly click save to save the extraction settings.

  • h)

  • As this printer is now set up specifically for DPD we recommend giving it a different name and allow you to change this.

    You may install the same printer multiple times with different settings and a different name using the Thermal Utility allowing you to set the extraction up for different websites and applications and simply choose the printer on the print dialog to print with those settings. Click next when you are happy with the name.

  • i)

  • Click Install printer.

  • j)

  • The installation will take a few seconds and then the installation complete message will show. The printer is now installed and you may close the Thermal Utility.

    The setup is now complete simply return to DPD and print your labels selecting the printer we just installed.

    Remember to choose "Extract from Page" as the page size when printing.