GP-C831/GP-M831 Quick Printing Guide (for BarTender®)

Quick Printing Guide (for BarTender)
M00087100
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Trademarks
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BarTender is registered trademark of Seagull Scientific, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
In this manual, the BarTender GUI is used with the permission of Seagull Scientific, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and used for identification purpose only.
© Seiko Epson Corporation 2015. All rights reserved.
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Overview
This manual contains necessary information to print on Seagull Scientific "BarTender 10.1 Professional" (BarTender),
using GP-C831 or GP-M831.
Here we will use the following print data as an example. Change the content based on the actual use environment.
 Printed Information:
Barcode data
(Barcode type: CODE128)
Text data
Picture data
 Media Type:
Plain Label
 Paper Size:
240 x 300 mm
 Label Size:
200 x 290 mm
 Margins:
Top (A): 5 mm, Bottom (B): 5 mm, Left (C): 15 mm, Right (D): 25 mm
C
D
Paper feed direction
A
B
Dimension line
Cut-off line
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Install BarTender beforehand.
See the BarTender manual for how to install and operate BarTender.
See the "GP-C830/GP-M830/GP-C831/GP-M831/GP-C832/GP-M832 User's Guide" for details on how to use the printer
and printer driver.
Caution:
The usage may differ when printing with a different version or edition of BarTender.
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Preparation of the Printer
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Insert the supplied CD into the computer, and set up the printer according to the
setup tool instructions.
Note:
The printer driver is installed automatically if it has not been installed.
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Specify the media type.
After setup is complete, display the printer driver. Specify "Plain Label", and then click
[OK].
When using multiple media layouts with different media sizes, register multiple media layout on the BarTender.
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Preparation of BarTender
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Start BarTender, and create a new document.
Set the Starting Point. Select [Blank Template] , then click [Next].
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3
Select the printer. Select "EPSON GP-C831", then click [Next].
Note:
When using GP-M831, select "EPSON GP-M831".
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Specify the Stock Selection, select [Specify Custom Settings], then click [Next].
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Specify the size of the paper to be used, as shown below. Then click [Next].
Setting Items
Setting Value
Paper size
User Defined Size
Width
240.0 mm
Height
300.0 mm
Specify the page margins to set the label size. Specify as shown below, and then
click [Next].
Setting Items
Setting Value
Top
5.0 mm
Bottom
5.0 mm
Left
15.0 mm
Right
25.0 mm
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Specify the number of rows and columns. Specify as shown below, and then click
[Next].
Setting Items
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Setting Value
Rows
1
Columns
1
Follow the wizard instructions to create the document.
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Creating Label Design
See the following and create a label design using BarTender.
Make sure you have the top and bottom margins of 1.5 mm and more, and left and right margins of 2.0 mm and more
inside the label size.
Cautions:
 The maximum printable width for GP-C831 and GP-M831 is 216.2 mm.
 Data placed in the position more than 216.2 mm from the left edge of the media is not printed.
Barcode Object Icon
Text Object Icon
Picture Object Icon
Barcode Data
Text Data
Picture Data
 Use the Text Object Icon to insert Text Data.
 Use the Picture Object Icon to insert Picture Data.
 Use the Barcode Object Icon to insert Barcode Data.
For detail, refer to the BarTender manual.
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Barcode Settings
In Barcode Properties, specify more than [12.50 mils] for X Dimension.
Notes:
 When printing a barcode, there are recommended conditions according to the Media Type. If the recommended
conditions are not followed, the printed barcode may not be read properly. For the recommended conditions, see the
appendix.
 For the scan quality of printing using the barcode function of BarTender, contact Seagull Scientific, Inc.
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Appendix
Recommended conditions of the Barcode
Fence
Ladder
BarTender settings
(Recommended minimum value)
Printer Driver settings
Barcode
Direction
X Dimension
(mils)
Media Type
Ratio *
Plain Label
12.50
Auto
Matte Label, Synthetic Label, Glossy Label
9.73
Auto
Plain Label
18.06
Auto
Matte Label, Synthetic Label, Glossy Label
18.06
Auto
Paper feed direction
Paper feed direction
*: You can set the ratio when the barcode type is Codabar, CODE39, Interleaved 2 of 5, ITF-14, or MSI.
Fence bar code
Ladder bar code
Cautions:
 The above values are valid when using paper recommended by EPSON.
 Before using the barcode, print the barcode and check the scan quality.
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Barcode font of the Printer Driver
When printing a barcode that has higher reading quality than a BarTender barcode, you can use the printer driver's
barcode font.
Use the following method.
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In printer driver's "Barcode and 2D Symbol" settings, register the barcode font for
which you specified the barcode type, size, rotation direction, and so on.
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In printer driver's "Font Replacement" settings, replace the registered barcode font
with TrueType font.
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On a BarTender, enter the barcode value using the "Text" object as text data, and
specify the replaced TrueType font.
Notes:
 For more details on how to set the printer driver, see "GP-C830/GP-M830/GP-C831/GP-M831/GP-C832/GP-M832
User's Guide".
 The barcode is displayed as text data on the BarTender screen and is not displayed as a barcode image. When you
want to check the barcode image, use the printer driver's preview function.
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