Polono PL60 Label Printer on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Very smooth setup.

Plug in usb and power. Kernel recognized the usb device but no drivers were present.

Head over to


Then grab the linux drivers for the PL60.

If it doesn’t work, you can grab my local backup copy polono_pl60_label_printer_linux_driver_v1.2.0.tar.gz

tar xzf polono_pl60_label_printer_linux_driver_v1.2.0.tar.gz

cd polono_pl60_label_printer_linux_driver_v1.2.0

sudo ./install.sh

Unplug and replug the usb and you should be good to go. They include a test 4×6 pdf to print.

You can do that via the Print menu or on the cmd line using the CUPS printer name and the PDF:

lp -d PL60 sample.pdf

NOTE! The printer arrives with about 10 sample labels. My test print, stuff was cut off on the right side. I measured and the silly thing is only 3 3/4″ wide, not 4″. The extra 1000 fan fold labels I ordered were indeed 4″ but the samples were not. Just in case you run into the same thing…


This printer sucks. Faded and inconsistent prints and the next day the Polono-brand labels were peeling off. Serves me right for once again trusting garbage amazonian products.