May 2015 – Labelzone Blog

Monthly Archive: May 2015

LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month

This month’s most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to add barcodes to your label template.

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 “Barcode” drop-list and choose a symbol type.
  2. There’s a wide selection of barcodes to choose from.
  3. You can scroll through the barcodes to find the type you require or enter it into the search bar, for example “code 39”.
  4. Once you have selected your desired barcode click somewhere on your label template to insert it.
  5. Double-click on the barcode to open it’s properties.
  6. In the navigation pane, click “Symbology and Size”.
  7. You can set or disable the start and stop characters and “Check Digit”.
  8. In the navigation click “Human Readable”.
  9. From here you can turn the human readable part on/off and move it’s location in relation to the barcode.
  10. To change the font, size and style of the human readable, select “Font” from the navigation.
  11. To change the barcode data, select the current data in the navigation under “Data Sources”.
  12. Remember, you can set up a prompt to change the data every time you print the label.

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Labelstation Pro200: David Smith at Heathrow Airport

“As a facility Inspector at Heathrow I am responsible for ensuring that some 3000 street lights are asset labelled. This helps enable our engineering teams to effectively maintain these essential assets. I had been using an Easystep 4000 label machine for this task, however a couple of months ago this machine broke down and as it was over 20 years old I was unable to effect a repair.

Through our first tier supplier I was recommended the Labelstation Pro200 to replace the old machine through Labelzone. This was ordered and I received the new machine about a month ago. After some teething problems with installing software (Heathrow administration to blame) I successfully installed the software onto a laptop. I then started attempting to make some street light asset labels for our recently opened Terminal 2 facility. There were some issues with the quality of print and my requirement for vertical printing. Both issues resolved with the excellent help of the Labelstation technical support staff. I have since produced some 200 asset labels which are in place on the street lights.
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