Complete Guide to Purchasing and Setting Up Your Check in Devices and Printers

Breeze gives you the options to check in and print name tags from Mac/Windows Computers, from Apple iOS devices such as iPads or iPhones, or even a combination of computers, printers and tablets by setting up “print stations.”

Supported Printers by Check in Device

LAPTOP/DESKTOP (MAC/WINDOWS) iPAD/iPHONE (iOS)1 ANY MOBILE DEVICE(S) + LAPTOP/DESKTOP2
DYMO Label 450 (Wired)

Brother Printer (Wireless)
Breeze supports only the
QL-820NWB printer.

 DYMO Label 450 (Wired)2
DYMO Label 450 Turbo (Wired)    DYMO Label 450 Turbo (Wired)2
DYMO Label Writer (Wireless)3    DYMO LabelWriter (Wireless)3
*DYMO LabelWriter 5504   *DYMO LabelWriter 5504

1Please note that the Brother Printer will only print from iOS devices.

2In this set-up, printers must be connected to a Laptop/Desktop (Mac/Windows) and Shared via Breeze Print Station (see below) with any mobile device(s) or other computers.

3DYMO Wireless printers should not be plugged into a computer. You'll set them up using the Print Station instructions listed below.

4DYMO LabelWriter 550 is now being offered in a limited Beta. Please reach out to our Senior Advocate Team at escalations@breezechms.com to ensure this option will work for you before purchasing.   

Discover the DYMO Printer Set-up

Our DYMO printer is our most common option as it allows for churches to use a single computer, multiple computers, or a combination of computers and tablets set up as print stations.

Purchasing your DYMO Printers

 

Printers: DYMO LabelWriter 450 (Purchase on Amazon), DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo (Purchase on Amazon), or DYMO LabelWriter Wireless Printer (Purchase on Amazon), DYMO LabelWriter 550 (Purchase on Amazon)

Labels: Our printers have been designed to work with DYMO LabelWriter Shipping Labels, White, 2-5/16" x 4" (Purchase on Amazon). You can use any compatible off-brand label, with the exception of the Dymo LabelWriter 550 which requires Dymo Labels. However please note that using a non-DYMO label may void the warranty on your printer.

Cleaning Cards: DYMO's cleaning cards safely and effectively remove contamination from printheads. It Improves print quality and extends the life of any Dymo LabelWriter. (Purchase on Amazon)

Setting up your DYMO 450 / Turbo 450 Printer
  1. Install DYMO Label Software version 8.7.4 (Windows), 8.7.4 (Mac)
    Click here for Windows DYMO LabelWriter Software2,3
    Click here for Mac DYMO LabelWriter Software
  2. Connect your printer. After the printer has been set-up, ensure that the printer successfully prints from the DYMO Labelwrtiter software.
  3. With the printer connected, open Breeze in a web browser.
  4. Create a new event or edit an existing event. Select the checkbox relating to printing name tags (see Event Settings for more details).
  5. Open the check in page for the event and check a person in. The first time you load the Check In page the browser will ask for permission to access the DYMO Label Framework. Grant it permission (you won't need to do this again).
  6. The printer should print the name tag automatically when you check the person in.
Having trouble here? We recommend using our printer connection tester to ensure that your printer is set up correctly.
1 Note that previous versions may not work on all browsers, specifically Chrome and Edge. Computers running Windows XP will not be able to install a compatible version of DYMO Label Software.
2 If you’re using Windows 7, you may experience a browser plug-in error with the DYMO software. Our Breeze recommendation would be to update to Windows 10 in order to have the best results with Breeze Check-in and the DYMO software.
3 Breeze is not compatible with DYMO's "Connect for Desktop" software offered on their website, use the link above for the LabelWriter software.
Setting up your DYMO Wireless Printer
  1. Install DYMO Label Software version 8.7.4 (Windows), 8.7.4 (Mac)
    Click here for Windows DYMO LabelWriter Software2,3
    Click here for Mac DYMO LabelWriter Software
  2. Plug the DYMO Wireless printer into a power source (do not plug USB into computer)
  3. Ensure the computer is connected to a wireless network (Set-up will not work on a wired network)
  4. Connect to your DYMO Wireless Printer's WIFI network (it will look something like this: DYMOLWWxxxxxx)
  5. In your web browser, enter the following URL: http://192.168.58.1 The DYMO Web Configuration utility will open in your browser displaying the login page.
  6. Log in to the LabelWriter Web Configuration utility using the following:
    • Username: admin // Password: admin
  7. Follow the wizard to connect the printer to your wireless network.
    • Printer name - You have the option of changing the default printer name to something that is more meaningful on your network.
    • Connection method - DHCP is recommended. If you choose Static, you will need to have all of the network details to configure the printer on your network.
    • Wireless network - Click “Connect” next to the wireless network that you want to connect the printer to. You will need to enter in your network credentials (SSID password).
    • When the printer is successfully connected to your wireless network, the Wireless status light on the side of the printer is solid on.
  8. Make a note of the IP address assigned to the printer so that you can access the Web Configuration utility in the future.
    • Once the printer is connected to your wireless network, your computer’s wireless connection to the printer is dropped and your computer should automatically reconnect to your wireless network. If you encounter connection issues, check to make sure your computer has reconnected to your wireless network.
  9. Ensure the printer successfully prints from the DYMO Labelwriter software.
  10. Continue setting this printer up as a Breeze print station with the next article section, “Using Your DYMO Printer to Print From Mobile Devices (Print Stations)”
1 Note that previous versions may not work on all browsers, specifically Chrome and Edge. Computers running Windows XP will not be able to install a compatible version of DYMO Label Software.
2 If you’re using Windows 7, you may experience a browser plug-in error with the DYMO software. Our Breeze recommendation would be to update to Windows 10 in order to have the best results with Breeze Check-in and the DYMO software.
3 Breeze is not compatible with DYMO's "Connect for Desktop" software offered on their website, use the link above for the LabelWriter software.
Setting up your DYMO LabelWriter 550
  1. Connect with our Sr. Advocate Team at escalations@breezechms.com to discuss joining the limited beta testing group for the 550. Do not purchase a 550 before talking with our team as there are certain instance where this option may not be available. 
Using Your DYMO Printer to Print From Mobile Devices (Print Stations)

Breeze allows you to print to a computer-connected printer from any device that has a web browser. This includes iPhones, iPads, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindles, Nooks, laptops, desktops, and more.

Note: Before following the directions found here, you'll have to set up your DYMO Printer.  Please see the section above on setting up your DYMO printers before going forward.

 

  1. Start on your host computer (with DYMO Labelwriter software downloaded):
    1. Navigate to the "Events" page
    2. Select the gear icon next to "Add Event" at the top of the page 
    3. Select "Print Station" from the dropdown menu. 
    4. Pull up as many print station tabs as you have printers in your set up. Print station tabs must remain open as long as you wish to print.
  2. Now switch to your mobile devices & tablets. Load the check in page for the event. You’ll want to ensure that tag printing is enabled in your Event Settings.
  3. When the check in page loads, you should be automatically presented with a list of available Print Stations to print to. If your list does not automatically appear, click the gear icon and select “Printers”.

Note: While this method is compatible with the Breeze Check In App, keep in mind that the Check In App is only compatible with iOS devices. Use the Breeze app or an internet browser with this method if you have a non-iOS device.

Click on the options below to reveal the answers to some commonly asked questions about the DYMO set-up:

Can I connect multiple DYMO Printers to one computer? Can I use a DYMO printer with a tablet? What computer set-up do I need? Why aren’t my labels printing? What’s the most wireless DYMO system possible?

Depends on your printer! There is not a limit as to how many DYMO printers that can be connected in your set-up but it’s important to be aware of a few of these scenarios:

  1. For DYMO Label 450 / Turbo 450’s - We suggest that you connect 1 wired printer per computer.
  2. For DYMO Wireless - have as many wirelessly connected as you want, as long as you have the print station tabs open for each printer.
  3. We recommend not having a DYMO 450 AND a DYMO wireless connected to the same computer. This will cause both printers to print out labels at the same time.

Discover the Brother Printer Set-up

Our Brother printer set-up is an alternative check in set-up that connects the Brother QL820-NWB printers, iOS devices and our Breeze Check-in app (iOS devices only) for a simple and easy check in experience.

Purchasing your Brother Printers

Brother QL-820NWB Professional, Ultra Flexible Label Printer with Multiple Connectivity options

Printer: Brother QL-820NWB Professional, Ultra Flexible Label Printer (Purchase on Amazon)

Labels: Breeze supports the following labels for the Brother Ql-820NWB: DK-2205 Continuous Paper Label Roll, 2.4” x 100 Feet (Purchase on Amazon)

Check In App: Breeze has designed a separate app to use for check in. You can download the Breeze Check In App on iOS devices that are running, iOS 12.1 or later here. Learn how to use the app here.

Using a Brother Printer with the Breeze Check In App

Setting Up Your Brother Printer

Before you begin, you'll need to set up your Brother Printer. Follow the directions found on this article to learn how to do that: Setting up the Brother QL-820NWB Printer

How To Use The Check In App:

You can download the Breeze Check In App on iOS devices here.

The first time you use the Breeze Check In App you'll be prompted to enter your subdomain.

Your subdomain is part of the URL that you use to log in. For instance, if you log in at cornerstone.breezechms.com, your subdomain is cornerstone. If you don't know your subdomain, please contact your church.

After entering in your correct subdomain, you'll be prompted to enter in your login information.

This will now bring you to an Events calendar within your Breeze account! From here, you're able to view the current events or select a different date from the calendar. After selecting the desired date, you are presented with all the events for that day.

Select the event for which you'd like to track attendance and you'll be brought into the Check In screen. From here, you can select the Gear Icon to change the Mode, Add Headcount, Add Filters, etc.

From this page, you are now free to begin checking people in! After selecting to check someone in, a popup will appear asking which Brother Printer you would like to use. This popup will only appear once per check-in session.

From this popup you will select your desired, AirPrint-supported printer and your name tags will immediately begin printing!

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Click on the options below to reveal the answers to some commonly asked questions about the Brother set-up:

Do Brother Printers require to be set up as print stations? Can I connect print stations (such as DYMO Wireless printers) to the Breeze Check In app? Can Brother help me go completely wireless in my Breeze check in set-up? Why aren’t my labels printing?

Nope! Brother printers connect through a wireless network through its Airprint technology. Compared to the DYMO set-up that requires print stations for tablets, the Brother printers connect directly to an iPad.

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