Monthly Archives: July 2017

  1. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 27

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender shows the very simple but important task of saving a label template.

    1. Click "File" and "Save As"
    2. Select the location you wish to save the template in
    3. Enter the filename and click "Save"

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  2. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 26

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender shows how to change the label sensing options with explanations for each one.

    1. Go to "File" and "Print" and click "Document Properties"
    2. Go to the "Stock" tab and under "Media Settings" change the "Type" to one of the following:
      • "Use Current Printer Setting" Continue using the setting that's in the printer's memory
      • "Labels With Gaps" Labels or tags with gaps between them that the printer can read
      • "Labels With Marks" Labels or tags with black marks or holes that the printer can read
      • "Continuous" No black marks or gaps on a continuous reel
    3. If you select gaps or marks you will need to set the gap or mark size
    4. Click "OK"
    5. Click "Close" to accept the new settings without printing or "Print" to accept the new settings and print
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  3. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 24

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender shows how to insert a textbox into your label design.

    1. In the menu at the top you can either go to "Create" and "Text" or click the "A" in the toolbar
    2. Click anywhere on the label to create the textbox
    3. To change the value and further properties, double click on the border

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  4. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 23

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender shows how to make a fixed-sized textbox for variable content.

    1. Double click on the textbox to open its properties
    2. Select "Text Format"
    3. Tick the "Auto Size" checkbox
    4. You can cap the smallest and largest font sizes
    5. Now select "Font" and choose the largest font suitable for your label design when fewer characters are present
    6. Click "Close"
    7. Adjust the size of the textbox to the maximum width you require

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  5. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 21

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender shows how to adjust the font size of any textbox.

    1. Select the textbox
    2. In the toolbar at the top you can change the font size from one of the presets or you can type your own value
    3. This feature can also be accessed by doubling clicking on the textbox to open its properties
    4. If the textbox is a single line (no alignment options selected) you can adjust the size by grabbing and dragging a corner or edge


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  6. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 20

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender shows how to design multi-columns labels or labels that are more than one across the web.

    1. Right click on an empty space in your label design and select "Page Setup"
    2. Click the "Wizard" button in the bottom left of the new window
    3. Choose "Specify Custom Settings" and click "Next"
    4. Choose "Multiple columns and/or rows of items per page" and click "Next"
    5. Adjust the "Columns" to the number required and click "Next"
    6. If your media has selvedges you can make these adjustments now
    7. Click "Next" to proceed to the next page
    8. Now choose whether you want your labels portrait or landscape
    9. Change the width and the height of the labels and check the preview is correct then click "Next"
    10. Choose rectangle unless
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  7. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 17

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to make an automatic date stamp. Click here to play the video

    1. Click the text tool "A" button to insert a text box
    2. Choose single line and click anywhere on the label to insert the textbox
    3. Double click the textbox border to view its properties
    4. Under "Data Sources" click the "Data Type" tab
    5. Change "Type" to "Date"
    6. Choose the "Format" of the date to be display (such as DD/MM/YYYY or YYYY-MM-DD etc)
    7. Click "Close" and the date will always be correct at the time of print.

    Bonus:

    1. To add an offset to the date: double click the textbox
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  8. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 16

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to overcome the problems of small variable text values not being centred in the middle of the design and large variable text values overflowing outside the design.


    1. Double click on the textbox border to open its properties
    2. Click "Position"
    3. Change the "Object Reference Point" to "Centre"
    4. Under "Data Sources" open the "Transforms" tab
    5. Click the "Number of Characters" button
    6. Tick the "Require minimum number of characters" checkbox
    7. Tick the "Limit maximum number of characters" checkbox
    8. Enter the maximum number of characters and click "OK"
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  9. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 15

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to setup the external keyboard with your LabelStation using a custom template.

    1. First ensure all your elements are assigned an object name by double clicking on them to open the properties and changing the "Object Name"
    2. Click "File" and "Export Printer Code Template"
    3. Select "KP-200 (FLASH)" from the "Print System" list
    4. The "Output" port should be defaulted to the last known working one. If you have successfully managed to print through a certain port to this printer, make sure it is selected
    5. Click the "More Options" button
    6. To enable the user to print multiple copies of a l
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  10. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 14

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

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