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Yearly Archive: 2014

New Help & Support for Using Your LabelStation with BarTender

We’ve been working hard to always provide the best technical support for our printers and its software. As BarTender is now the mainstream software bundled with LabelStation printers it seemed fitting to produce our own helpful video tips, tricks and advice. We try to keep every CD shipped with each printer as up-to-date as possible but we’re always updating our support content which can be found online.
Click here to see all support including videos for our current LabelStation Printers.
If you have purchased a LabelStation from us and require further support we’re only an email or phone call away. Please see our support pages for more contact information.

LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month

This month’s most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to optimise the quality of your label printing. Learning to use versatile labelling software can be frustrating, with opportunities missed, but in less than a minute our video shows you how to get your text and images crisp and dark. Just sit back and watch.

Click here to play the video

If after viewing this video you need to refresh your memory, here is run down of the steps:

  1. Click the “Print” icon
  2. Click the “Document Properties” button
  3. Click the “Options” tab
  4. Untick the “Use Current Printer Settings” checkbox
  5. A good, general purpose print speed is 76.2 mm/sec
  6. If the print is grainy or faint then increase the Darkness (print temperature)
  7. If the print is faint/blotchy or has ripples then decrease the Darkness
  8. Print quality is a balance between Darkness and Speed
  9. Click “OK”
  10. If you do not wish to print immediately then click “Close”

Click here for more LabelStation BarTender videos.

Leitz Icon Label Printer Overview & Compare







I’ve had a hands on with a Leitz Icon label printer and I’m going to have a quick run down of it’s features and how it compares with it’s competition on the current market while also giving my personal unbiased opinion.

Features

It claims to print up to 200 labels per minute which is very fast but I have yet to test this which I will explain why later.
You have two print qualities. Fast at 300x300dpi or better quality (slightly slower) of 300x600dpi.
It has a built-in fully automatic fast electric cutter. It’s about as fast as a Brother QL-700!
Prints paper and plastic labels up to 88mm wide.
Has USB and WiFi for connectivity.
Works on Windows, MAC and iOS.
Has an optional battery pack attachment to make it fully portable. Unfortunately I didn’t get to try this option.
Continue Reading…

How To Add a Date Field With Offset

Adding a date field to a label template is easy in any labelling software. Adding a date field with an offset couldn’t be easier in the Brother P-Touch Editor labelling software.

1. Open the “Date and Time” dialog from the panel on the right.
2. Choose “Date” or “Time”.
3. Click the “Add/Subtract” checkbox.
4. Select the “Unit” (hours/days etc.).
5. Changed the “Time Period”.
6. Click “OK”.

Software comparisons Supports a date field Supports a date field with offset
BarTender Yes Yes
Brother P-Touch Editor Yes Yes
Dymo Label v8 Yes No
LabelDirect Yes Yes
ZebraDesigner 2 Yes Yes