Monthly Archives: July 2017

  1. 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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  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 - 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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  4. 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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  5. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 9

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to add a serial number field into you label design.

    If after viewing this video you need to refresh your memory, here is run down of the steps:
    1. Click the "A" drop-list.
    2. Select "Single Line".
    3. Click somewhere in the label design to insert the text box.
    4. Double-click the text box border to view its settings.
    5. Select the "Sample Text" under "Data Sources".
    6. Navigate to the "Data Source" tab and enter the default start number. This is temporary but helps define the number of characters, leading zeros (if any) and helps choose the correct size and location on the label des
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  6. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 10

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to add database connectivity to your label design.

    Please note this tutorial is not compatible with BarTender UltraLite (the version that ships with all our LabelStation printers as standard). To follow this you will need to upgrade

    If after viewing this video you need to refresh your memory, here is run down of the steps:
    1. Once you have designed your label click the "Database" icon.
    2. Click "Next". Select the database connection type. For this example we will choose "Microsoft Exce
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  7. LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month - 11

    This month's most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to adjust and explaining the differences in print methods. Click here to play the videoIf 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. Go to the "Stock" tab.
    4. Under "Media Settings" see "Method".
    5. "Use Current Printer Setting" - This is usually the default. This will continue to use the setting that are built-into the printer's memory from the last setting change or factory defaults.
    6. "Direct Thermal" - This method is for printing onto media that doesn't require
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  8. 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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  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 - 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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