Connect 9542 to PC

This article shows how to Connect the 9542 to your PC or laptop and turn it on. Simply follow this guide and ensure the power is turned off on both your printer and computer. Before powering on, ensure your work area meets our recommended operational conditions for printing number plates. And extra setup is required when connecting to your network for the first time or via LAN.

Connect Mains Power

Connect your 9542 to a PC and mains power

The mains power socket is on the right hand side

Check the mains power switch is turned off and the connect the power cord to the rear of your printer. Then put the plug into a mains socket, next you need to connect the printer to your PC. The interface ports for USB and Ethernet cables can be found on the left corner just above the power socket.

Connect to PC

The left corner of your 9542 houses the Connectivity Ports

USB cables are connected just above the mains power

We recommend using USB to connect your printer to a PC. As a result, we set up our number plate systems this way by default. Just insert your USB cable into the matching bottom port at the back of the printer. The cable has two ends, but only one will fit into the back of the printer. The other end of the cable, will need inserting into a spare USB port on your computer.

If using Ethernet to connect to and share the printer over a network, simply align the head of the cable with the notch on the top port. Repeat with the other end of the cable for your computer or network.

Power Up Printer & PC

Power up the 9542 by turning it on

Connect your cables and switch on the power

Here is your 9542 Printers front power button

Turn on your printer using the front button

Once you’re happy the cables are all securely connected, turn on the mains power first. Next, turn the printers power switch to on – as in the image above. And finally press your printers power button on the front of the machine.

The 9542 will now begin its start-up process, turning the printer on first means it will soon be ready for your computer to detect. When it’s ready, open up the multi-function tray and load your film or reflective sheets when ready to print.

The printers ready led will light up green once the printer has started up and is ready for use. If you have used an Ethernet cable to connect the printer to your network, it will need configuring and setting up.

Open up the multipurpose tray and load your plate components when your ready to print.