Install a thermal printer with Mac



1/ Install your printer

If you have a network printer (Ethernet, Wifi), please read this article – set up a network printer -,retrieve your printer IP address, and go to step 2.

If you have a local printer (USB, serial), you must install your printer on your Mac with the CUPS service. To open CUPS go to
If CUPS is disabled, open your Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal) and type the command
cupsctl webinterface=yes and the Enter key.

To login CUPS, you will be asked for your Mac username and password.
In the Administration tab of CUPS, add your printer:
– enter necessarily the same Name and Description (make a copy/paste),
– select “Raw” as Manufacturer (Make) and “Raw queue” as Model.


2/ Install Himp

Download the Himp printing utility for Mac (
Himp creates the link between your printer and your Hiboutik account.

To install Himp, open your Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal) and type the following commands:
cd Downloads/Himp, then Enter key (this command is to reach the Himp file in your Downloads file)
./, then Enter key (this command is to install Himp

For local printers, Himp will prompt you to assign a printer at each printing function (receipts or labels).
When Himp is successfully setup, you can close the Terminal.

You will find a lot of relevant information online about how your Mac Terminal works, if you are in trouble at this step.


3/ Finalize your printer installation in your Hiboutik account, in Settings/Printing/Printing tests.


Here is an example to setup a USB thermal printer (Epson TM-T20) on Mac :

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