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Setting Up PrintNode

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Your PayGo software works with PrintNode*, the remote and cloud-based web printing software that makes it easy to use and coordinate all your printing needs. And best of all, it’s free to use for PayGo customers! PrintNode will allow you to easily set printers for your all of your full page, label and receipt printing, even for online users. 

Downloading PrintNode

Note: be sure the printers you would like to use for your PayGo printing are installed on your computer before proceeding!

To download PrintNode on your current device, click here:

To download PrintNode while within your PayGo software, open your Admin Central screen, accessed via the Menu.

On your Admin & Settings screen, click the Workstation Setup button and then select the Printers tab. 


Under PrintNode functions, click the Download PrintNode button. This will open a browser window where you can download PrintNode for your operating system (available for Windows, Mac, Linux or Raspberry Pi). 

Download PrintNode and follow the instructions to set up PrintNode on your workstation’s computer. When you are finished setting up, launch PrintNode.

Your Account

The PayGo support team will create your account for PrintNode. They will send you an email with the necessary credentials. If you did not receive this email, please submit a request through the help system. For information on how to submit tickets, see Requesting PayGo Technical Support or click here to go directly to the help system login.

Once the PayGo Support team has provided your account, you can log into the PrintNode app you’ve just installed on your computer.

Setting Up PrintNode Within Your PayGo Software

To set up PrintNode printers within your PayGo software, you will need the PrintNode ID numbers for the printers you would like to use. To find the printer ID numbers, open the PrintNote Client on your computer. Within your account, select the Printers tab. This will show you a list of all printers installed on your computer.

VERY IMPORTANT: Macintosh users should select Engine 5 (the lower of the options) and Windows users should select Engine 6 (or the highest available engine) for the Default printing backend setting)

To the left of each printer name, you’ll see an ID number assigned to each printer. These numbers are what you will enter into your PayGo software.

Next, you’ll have to get into your Workstation settings. You can do so in the following ways:

PayGo 6.0: Click the Admin Central button on your Menu, which will take you to the Admin & Settings screen. From there, you can click the Workstation Setup button at the top of your screen. This will open the Workstation Setup screen.

PayGo 5.9: Click the Settings & Options on your Menu Screen. This will open a sub-menu, where you can click the Workstation button. This will open the Workstation Setup screen.

PayGo 5.6 and Below: Click the Workstation Setup on your Menu Screen.

When you have accessed your Workstation Setup, click the Settings tab.

At the top of the Settings tab, select Printing by clicking the circle next to it. In this screen, there are several fields to fill in that are relevant to your PrintNode setup.

param_printnode_active: Set to Y

param_printnode_platform: [Important for WebDirect users] Please set this to the platform you use.

param_printnode_printer_id_fullpage: Enter the PrintNode ID number for the printer you would like to use for full-page printing.

param_printnode_printer_id_label: Enter the PrintNode ID number for the printer you would like to use for label printing.

param_printnode_printer_id_receipt: Enter the PrintNode ID number for the printer you would like to use for printing receipts.

param_printnode_url: this should already be filled with the URL. If it’s not there, please enter:

param_printnode_username: enter your PrintNode username. This will be a long key provided in the email from support.

When all relevant information is entered, you can either close out of the screen by clicking the Done button, or test your printers by clicking the PrintNode Test button.

You can also view details for your PrintNode printers by clicking the PrintNode Details button. When clicked, a pop-up window will ask if you’d like to view details on your Full Page, Label or Receipt printers.

IMPORTANT: If you are using the PayGo Spooler for printing, please disable it by changing the param_use_paygo_spooler to “N.”

*PrintNode capability requires PayGo 5.8v3 or higher.

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