February 2016 – Labelzone Blog

Monthly Archive: February 2016

TSC DA200 – The Zebra Killer

TSC is very well known for having a million and one different models of printers and Zebra wasn’t far off their tail before they did a cleanup of current models. Zebra have always been a reliable brand with prices you wouldn’t turn your nose up at. The game is getting intense though as prices are falling and new models are trying to fill a niche that is now a tiny slither, not to mention other brands wanting their share of the same already over-populated market.

Zebra has always had the attention of warehouses and courier systems as the printers are fast, affordable and get the job done right. So what does TSC have on Zebra? Let’s sum up this TSC DA200 really quickly before I get slightly more in depth. Get a Zebra GK420d, now remove the unpopular parallel port and take £60 off the price.

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Data Privacy Day, Safer Internet Day & World Backup Day

January 28th was Data Privacy Day and February 9th was Web Security Day. World Backup Day is still to come on March 31st prompting you to not be a fool on April fool’s day. So what are these worldwide internet recognition days all about?

Data Privacy Day

dataprivacydayData Privacy Day is a worldwide reminder to respect the privacy of others while also securing your own. It’s a subtle reminder that while you might want to check who you’re sharing your Facebook photos with it’s worth making sure your important documents are securely locked away and that you use different passwords for everything in the event of one of your accounts being compromised. A personal recommendation for having a million different passwords is to use LastPass or write them down and keep them safe. Do not save them in a file on your computer; it only takes one mishap for them to go elsewhere. BBC’s TV show, Qi, once discussed that the safest way to look after your passwords is to write them on paper as it’s less likely for someone to breaking into your house than your computer.

Safer Internet Day

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LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month

This month’s most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to fix offset issues with your printing.

Click here to play the video

The following instructions assume you have the same size selvedge (wastestrip or exposed backing paper) on either side of the labels.

If you labels are printing to one side or too high/low follow these instructions from the video.

Too high or too low:

  1. Go to “File” and “Print”.
  2. Click “Document Properties”.
  3. Go to the “Stock” tab.
  4. Change the “Gap Offset” under “Media Settings”.
  5. The number is in millimeters and must not be a negative number. If you enter a negative number it will reset to “0.0mm”.
  6. Finding the correct offset is a trial-and-improvement process. You may need to test and change this setting a few times.
  7. Click “OK” then “Print” to print or “Close” to keep changes without printing.

Too far to the left or right:

  1. Go to “File” and “Print”.
  2. Click “Document Properties”.
  3. In the “Page Setup” tab click “Advanced Options”.
  4. Under “Position Adjustment” you can adjust the “Horizontal Offset” and “Vertical Offset” in mm.
  5. Finding the correct offset is a trial-and-improvement process. You may need to test and change this setting a few times.
  6. Click “OK” then “OK” then “Print” to test or “Close to keep changes without printing.

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