DuraLabel LabPRO User Guide

DuraLabel LabPRO User Guide
LabPRO
User’s Guide
Graphic Products, Inc.
1-800-788-5572
Local: 503-644-5572
www.DuraLabel.com
www.GraphicProducts.com
E-mail: [email protected]
©2008-2011 Graphic Products, Inc. All Rights Reserved
WARRANTY
Graphic Products DuraLabel printers are warrantied to be free from defects in
materials or workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Within this period, Graphic Products, Inc. will, at its sole option, repair or replace
any components which fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be
made at no charge to the purchaser for parts or labor, provided that the purchaser
shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover loss,
damages from accident, or equipment or parts which have been misused, altered,
neglected, carelessly handled, used for purpose other than those for which the
printer was manufactured, or damages resulting from unauthorized service.
NOTE: Repairs have a 90 day warranty. If the unit sent in is still under its original
warranty, then the new warranty is 90 days or to the end of the original warranty,
depending upon which is longer.
The Warranties and remedies contained herein are exclusive and in lieu of all other
warranties whether express, implied or statutory, including any liability arising
under any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, statutory
or otherwise. This warranty gives the purchaser specific legal rights, which may vary
from state to state.
In no event shall Graphic Products be liable for any incidental, special, indirect or
consequential damages, whether resulting from the use, misuse or inability to use
the product for any reason including defect. Some states do not allow the exclusion
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply in all
areas.
Graphic Products retains the exclusive right within all warranty periods to repair,
replace the product or offer a full refund of the purchase price at its sole discretion.
Such remedy shall be the purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of
warranty.
General maintenance and cleaning of the DuraLabel printer is the purchaser’s
responsibility and is not covered by the warranty. Expendable items or parts such
as label supply and ribbon are not covered by this warranty.
NOTE: Some DuraLabel printers require specific preparation such as removal of
battery or power supply before shipping. Please contact your Graphic Products
representatives to ensure correct return procedure: call 1-800-788-5572 or visit
www.GraphicProducts.com. Graphic Products, Inc. shall not be responsible for any
loss or damages incurred during shipping.
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GETTING STARTED
Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Vista and 7
Memory: 128 MB RAM
Additional Requirements: IT Administration Privileges
Supplies
The ribbon and various print media for the DuraLabel LabPRO have been optimized
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for compatibility and print quality. Only authorized supplies from Graphic Products
will print correctly in the DuraLabel LabPRO.
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Prepare Printer
Instructions for unpacking, loading supplies and connecting your printer are located
in the Printer Manual (in electronic form). There is also an instructional video
included on the CD, that shows you how to load supplies. Please read and follow
those instructions carefully before continuing.
NOTE: To view the electronic version of the printer manual you will need a corresponding document viewer
(PDF or DOC). A suitable viewer is included on the installation CD - Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Please contact us for all your labeling needs. From standardized to custom
labels, we’re ready to provide the labeling supplies you need.
Call 1-800-788-5572 today to get your labeling problems solved.
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INTRODUCTION
Welcome...And congratulations on the purchase of your new DuraLabel® LabPRO
Thermal Transfer Printer! We've included this guide to get you printing as quickly as possible.
In this guide you'll find information on setting up your printer, configuring your software, and
creating custom labels. We know that all topics cannot be addressed in any document and are
ready to answer your questions. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure to give us a
call! Graphic Products, Inc.
1-800-788-5572
CONTENTS
Warranty ......................................................................................pg. 1
Getting Started ............................................................................pg. 2
Minimum System Requirements ............................................pg. 2
Supplies....................................................................................pg. 2
Prepare Printer ........................................................................pg. 2
Load Printer .................................................................................pg. 4
Printer Ribbon Parts ................................................................pg. 4
Load Ribbon .............................................................................pg. 5 - 9
Printer Inside Parts ..................................................................pg. 10
Load Label Stock .....................................................................pg. 11 - 13
Tape Guide Install Instructions ..................................................pg. 14 - 16
To Use Tape Guides .................................................................pg. 14
Connect Printer ...........................................................................pg. 17
Insert Installation CD...............................................................pg. 17
Install Using USB Cable...........................................................pg. 18 - 19
Install Using Parallel Cable .....................................................pg. 20 - 23
Configure Driver ..........................................................................pg. 24 - 27
Configure Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 ...................................pg. 24
Continuous Vinyl Printing Instructions ..............................pg. 25
Die-Cut Label Instructions .................................................pg. 25
Black Mark Label Instructions...........................................pg. 26
Cut Labels in Intervals .......................................................pg. 27
Adjust Print Speed ..............................................................pg. 27
Adjust Darkness .................................................................pg. 27
Label Creation .............................................................................pg. 28
Use Templates .........................................................................pg. 29
Set Up Microsoft Word Document..........................................pg. 29
Select Printer ...............................................................................pg. 29
Change Page Setup .................................................................pg. 31
Orientation ...............................................................................pg. 32
Label Design................................................................................pg. 33
Text ...........................................................................................pg. 33 - 34
Graphics ...................................................................................pg. 35 - 36
Symbols ....................................................................................pg. 37 - 38
Bar Codes .................................................................................pg. 39 - 40
Sequencing ..............................................................................pg. 41 - 44
Import from Excel ....................................................................pg. 45 - 49
Cleaning & General Maintenance..............................................pg. 50 - 53
Print Head ................................................................................pg. 50
Cutter ........................................................................................pg. 51
Cleaning The Cutter From The Inside ....................................pg. 52
Platen Roller.............................................................................pg. 53
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................pg. 54 - 59
Specifications ..............................................................................pg. 60
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LOAD PRINTER
Printer Ribbon Parts
Rear Spring-Loaded Hub
for Ribbon Supply Spindle
Rear Hub (for Flange-side of Spindle)
for Ribbon Supply Spindle
Front Spring-Loaded Hub
for Ribbon Rewind Spindle
Front Hub (for Flange-side of Spindle)
for Ribbon Rewind Spindle
Flange of Ribbon Spindles insert
on the right side, when facing the
front of the Printer.
(with paper core)
Flange of Ribbon Spindle
(The larger end of spindle)
Ribbon Rewind Spindle
with paper core applied
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Ribbon Supply Spindle
Load Ribbon
IMPORTANT! Always turn OFF the printer when loading supplies. Always wait at
least 5 seconds before turning ON the power.
The ribbon and various print media for the DuraLabel LabPRO have been optimized for
compatibility and print quality. Only authorized supplies from Graphic Products will print
correctly in the DuraLabel LabPRO.
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Turn the power OFF first!
1. Open the Ribbon Mechanism Cover by pressing down and in on the Ribbon
Mechanism Cover to unlatch, then lift up and back to open.
Fig. 1 Press down and in to unlatch
Fig. 2 Lift up and back to open
For loading 4.3" ribbon supply, please follow "To Load 4.3" ribbon supply"
instructions (page 5). For loading 2.5" ribbon supply, please follow "To Load 2.5"
ribbon supply" instructions (page 6).
To Load 4.3" ribbon supply
2. With flange of the spindle on the right side, apply 4.3" Ribbon Supply to the
Ribbon Supply Spindle with the Ribbon Supply leader extended over the top and
towards the back.
3. Slide the Ribbon Supply on the Spindle until it touches the Flange of the Spindle.
Ribbon leader
Flange of Spindle
Fig. 3 Correct ribbon application for Spindle
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4. Apply the provided paper core onto the front Ribbon Rewind Spindle.
5. Skip to Step 6, section Load Ribbon Continued. (See page 7, section “Load
Ribbon Continued”)
To Load 2.5" ribbon supply
2. With the flange of the spindle on the right side, apply 2.5" Ribbon Supply to the
Front Ribbon Spindle with the Ribbon Supply leader extended over the top and
towards the back.
Ribbon leader
Flange of Spindle
Fig. 3 Correct ribbon application for Spindle
3. Align the 2.5" Ribbon Supply in the center of the ribbon spindle using the
measurement marks.
Fig. 4 Ribbon Supply (2.5")
centered on Ribbon
Supply Spindle
4. Apply the provided 2.5" paper core onto the front Ribbon Rewind Spindle and
center it using the measurement marks.
Fig. 5 Paper core (2.5")
centered on Ribbon
Supply Spindle
5. Skip to Step 6, section Load Ribbon Continued. (See page 7, section “Load
Ribbon Continued”)
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Load Ribbon Continued - For All Ribbon Supply Sizes
The ribbon loading process is the same for all sizes of ribbon for Steps 6 - 12 of section
“Load Ribbon Continued”. Pages 7-9, Fig. 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, & 14 illustrate 4.3" ribbon
supply.
6. Apply the Ribbon Supply Spindle to the Rear Hub, with the Ribbon Supply leader
dropped down.
Fig. 7 Ribbon Supply (4.3") Spindle inserted at
Rear Hubs
Fig. 6 Ribbon Supply (4.3") spindle being inserted at Rear Hubs
7. Place the Ribbon Rewind Spindle with the paper core on the Front Hubs, by
inserting the left side of the Spindle first, fitting it onto the Front Spring-Loaded
Hub. Then fit the right side of spindle which has the flange onto the right Hub.
Fig. 9 Ribbon
Supply (2.5")
Spindles loaded
and aligned with
each other
Fig. 8 Ribbon Rewind Spindle with paper core (4.3") being applied to the Front
Spring-loaded Hub
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8. Open the Printer Cover by pulling forward the Printer Cover Release Levers on the
sides of the printer.
Fig. 10 Printer Release Lever being pulled forward
9. Grab the Ribbon Supply leader that is hanging down.
Fig. 11 Ribbon Supply (4.3") being pulled down and underneath
10. Pull it towards you and underneath the Ribbon Mechanism and Print Head, up to
the Front Hub.
NOTE:
The ribbon should rotate with ease as you unroll it. The dull side of the ribbon should face
down towards the label stock.
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Fig. 12 Ribbon Supply being pulled up to the Ribbon
Rewind Spindle
11. Tape the entire width of the end of the Ribbon Supply leader to the paper core of
the Ribbon Rewind Spindle.
Fig. 13 Ribbon Supply (4.3") taped to Ribbon Rewind Spindle
12. Roll the Ribbon Rewind Spindle (top side of spindle moving away from you) to
secure the Ribbon Supply and eliminate wrinkles, fingerprints or flaws.
Fig. 14 Ribbon Supply (4.3") rolled tight with dull-side facing out (dull-side of
ribbon should face label stock)
Your Ribbon Supply should be loaded.
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Printer Inside Parts
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Fig. 1 Inside of Printer with Ribbon Mechanism open in an upright position
1. Supply Loading Diagram
2. Label Supply Roll
3. Label Roll Mounts
4. Fixing Tabs
5. Teflon Bar (white)
6. Adjustable Label Guides (turquoise)
7. Media Sensor/Black Mark Sensor (turquoise)
8. Platen Roller (black)
9. Printed Label Opening
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Load Label Stock
IMPORTANT! Always turn OFF the printer when loading supplies. Always wait at
least 5 seconds before turning ON the power.
Turn printer power OFF first!
1. With the Ribbon Mechanism still in upright position. Load Label Stock onto Label
Supply Spindle and center it using the Fixing Tabs on each end to secure supply.
2. Place loaded Label Supply Spindle in the Label Roll Mount slots with the Label
Stock extending over the top of the roll and towards the front of the printer.
Fig. 2 Loaded Label Supply Spindle set in Label Roll Mount slots
Fig. 3 Label Stock loaded in the correct direction
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3. Lead the Label Stock underneath the white Teflon Bar, over the black Platen
Roller and through the Printed Label Opening, leaving at least 1/2" of supply
extended out.
Fig. 4 Label Stock loaded correctly with printable surface faced up and liner faced down
4. Move the Adjustable Label Guides to hold the Label Stock in place.
Fig. 5 Label Stock under white Teflon Bar and held in place by Adjustable Label Guides
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5. Close the Printer Cover by slowly lifting back then gently down until it latches
closed as described in the latch diagram located on the back, right side of the
printer.
Fig. 6 Diagram located on back, right side of
Printer, when the Printer Cover is open
Fig. 7 Printer Cover closed with Ribbon
Mechanism Cover open
6. Close the Ribbon Mechanism Cover by pressing down and in until it latches
closed.
Fig. 8 Press down and in to close
Your printer is loaded and ready!
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TAPE GUIDE INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
To Use Tape Guides
The following are instructions on how to install Tape Guides. Tape Guides are
required for 1/2" label stock and shrink tube sizes 3/8" and smaller. Larger vinyl
and shrink tube are adequately held in place by the Adjustable Label Guides.
1. Load shrink tube or 1/2" label stock into the DuraLabel® LabPRO and thread it
through the cutter. (See pages 11-13 of the User's Guide, section “Load Label
Stock”)
Left Adjustable Label Guide
Right Adjustable
Label Guide
Adjustable
Label Guides
Fig. 1 Shrink tube supply (3/8" size) loaded
2. Find the corresponding Tape Guide to match the size of shrink tube or label stock
which is loaded.
White - 1/2"
(for vinyl only)
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Black - 1/8"
Blue - 3/16"
Green - 1/4"
Yellow - 3/8"
3. When facing the front of the printer, hold the Tape Guide in hand with the smooth,
flat-side facing up and the cut-out opening oriented on the left side.
NOTE:
Move the Adjustable Label Guides inwards, leaving about a 2″ gap for easy installation.
Cut-out
opening
Fig. 2 Smooth, flat-side
Fig. 3 Grooved-side
Fig. 4 Tape Guide with smooth, flat-side up, grooved-side down with cut-out
opening on the left side
4. Slip the cut-out opening over the left, smallest Adjustable Label Guide , but do not
press all the way down into place.
Fig. 5 Tape Guide being fitted over the left Adjustable Label Guide
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5. Align the labeling supply to fit underneath and in the grooved section of the Tape
Guide. This allows for optimal alignment and smooth dispensing.
Fig. 5 Tape Guide not completely pressed down with shrink tube
aligned under grooved section of Tape Guide
6. Press the Tape Guide down completely into place.
Fig. 6 Tape Guide pressed down into place and over shrink tube supply.
NOTE:
You may need to move the labeling supply slightly for the supply to move freely under the
grooved section of the Tape Guide.
7. Move the Adjustable Label Guides towards each other until the Tape Guide
touches the right Adjustable Label Guide and the Adjustable Label Guides cannot
move any further. This aligns the shrink tube/label stock over the Media Sensor
and secures Tape Guide in place.
Fig. 6 Shrink tube fitted underneath and in the grooved section of the Tape Guide
Media
Sensor
Fig. 7 Adjustable Label Guides pressed together, holding the Tape Guide in place with shrink tube
aligned properly over the Media Sensor and fitted in grooved section of the Tape Guide.
Close the printer cover and you're ready to print!
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IMPORTANT! You must have administrative rights in order to install driver.
NOTE:
Find out your Windows version by right-clicking on the My Computer icon (located on
your desktop). Select the Properties option. Your Windows version is located under
the System heading. Make sure you have installed the latest updates from Microsoft,
including service packs.
CONNECT PRINTER
Connect the power supply from the DuraLabel LabPRO to an electrical outlet.
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Connect the USB* or Parallel Cable from the DuraLabel LabPRO to your PC. Power
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ON the DuraLabel LabPRO.
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To the Right:
A Found New Hardware notification may
appear (only if using a USB cable) in the
bottom right hand corner of your desktop
after plugging in all components and
powering ON the printer.
Insert Installation CD
Before inserting the Installation CD, please refer to the instructions for the type of
cable being used. When connecting with a USB Cable, please follow the “Install
Using USB Cable” instructions pages 18-19. For Parallel Cable, please follow the
“Install Using Parallel Cable” instructions pages 20-23.
If you plan to print RTK or Arc Flash labels:
After you’ve installed the drivers, Insert the DuraSuite Labeling Software CD
into your computer drive. When the installation screen opens, you can click
More Information to see more info on the installation process or simply click
Automatic Install to begin.
To use the RTK or Arc Flash Labeling Software, the print driver and the
DuraLabel® LabPRO itself must be set up. See pages 25-26 of the User's
Guide, sections “Die-Cut Label Instructions” & “Black Mark Label Instructions.”
*Since Windows keeps track of printers by port, each time you plug a printer into a port
that isn’t configured, Windows assumes that it’s a new printer and tries to reinstall it. Our
recommendation is to leave the USB Cable connected to the computer, Mobile Print Station™
150 Plus, laptop, or whichever operating system the DuraLabel is connected to. Identify the
USB Cable with a label and wrap the cord out of the way until next use.
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Install Using USB Cable
The following instructions (pages 18-19) are only for those using a USB Cable.
Skip to page 20 of the User's Guide if installing manually.
IMPORTANT! You must have IT administrator privileges in order to install
driver.
IMPORTANT! If you are upgrading from any existing DuraLabel installation
the previous driver will need to be uninstalled. Please see the inside cover
of the QuickStart Guide for instructions.
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A Found New Hardware dialog box may appear. If so, select No, not this time.
Insert the DuraLabel® LabPRO CD into the CD-ROM drive. Select Install the
software automatically and click Next. (This step may run automatically.)
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When prompted to continue, click Continue Anyway.
A dialog box will appear showing the progress of the files being copied. It will close
after copying is complete.
A Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box will appear after completion. Click Finish
to exit and close the screen. A Found New Hardware notification box may appear.
Skip to page 24 of User's Guide, section “Configure Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7”
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Install Using Parallel Cable
The following instructions (pages 20-23) are only for those using a Parallel Cable.
IMPORTANT! You must have IT Administrative Privileges in order to install
driver.
Insert the Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. (If you encounter a dialog box that
says you must have .NET Framework, follow the instructions in the box.)
NOTE:
If the CD does not automatically run, go to Start >> My Computer and double-click on the
DuraLabel® LabPRO icon.
A “Found New Hardware” dialog box may appear. If so, select No, not this time.
To begin, click Manual Driver Install at
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the bottom right corner of your DuraLabel
LabPRO setup screen.
A “DuraLabel® LabPRO Driver Setup” dialog
box will appear, click Next to begin
installation. Click I Agree to the Windows
Printer Driver License Agreement.
Click Install to accept the default directory, “C:\LabPRO”
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A screen may appear showing the progress of installation.
An Add Printer Wizard window should have appeared on your screen; click Next.
Select either Local or Network for your printer driver. If you select Local, make sure
the “Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer,” is unchecked.
Check Use the following port, and select LPT1 and click Next.
Select Graphic Products DuraLabel® LabPRO and click Next.
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IMPORTANT!
If you had previous Seagull Scientific drivers installed, press Cancel then
reload the cd and refer to the inside cover of the QuickStart Guide for instructions on how to
“Upgrade Drivers”.
Keep existing printer name as Graphic Products DuraLabel® LabPRO and select Yes
if you wish for it to be set as your default printer, then click Next.
Decide if you would like to share the printer with other network users, then
click Next.
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Select No to “Do you want to print a test page,” then click Next.
Make sure your settings are correct. If so select Finish, otherwise select Back and
change to the correct settings.
If prompted to continue, click Continue Anyway.
A dialog box will appear regarding Completing the DuraLabel® LabPRO Driver Setup,
click Finish.
Your driver should be installed and you should be ready to set up for printing.
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CONFIGURE DRIVER
Configure Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
IMPORTANT! Perform the driver configuration before opening the
document you wish to print.
Instructions are for printing on continuous rolls of vinyl
Access the DuraLabel® LabPRO Printer Properties by clicking the Start >> Settings
>> Printers. This will bring up the Printers folder.
Right-click on the Graphic Products DuraLabel® LabPRO and select Printing
Preferences from the drop-down menu. This will bring up the DuraLabel® LabPRO
Printing Preferences. Click on the Page Setup Tab. Select either Landscape or
Portrait to match the orientation of the label document. Click Edit to change the
size of the label to match the label document.
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Continuous Vinyl Printing Instructions
To set the cutter, select the Stock
Tab. Set the Media Settings “Type” to
Continuous. In order for the automatic
cutter to cut after each label, under
Media Handling next to “Post-Print
Action,” select Cut and then next to
“Occurrence” select After Every Page.
These settings may be later adjusted
to your specifications in the Printer
Properties as you are printing your
labels. Select Apply on the bottom of
the Printing Preferences window.
Die-Cut Label Instructions
Die-Cut Label Calibration
In order to print die-cut labels, the label
stock needs to be calibrated. To do so,
with the printer power OFF, hold the FEED
button down while turning ON the printer.
Release the FEED button while it blinks
red. Once this process is complete follow
the "Driver Settings for Die-Cut Labels" to
change the driver settings.
Driver Settings for Die-Cut Labels
For die-cut labels with the 1/8" gap, the settings on the Stock tab should be as
follows: “Method” set to Thermal Transfer, the “Type” set to Labels With Gaps, “Gap
Height” set to 0.12 (default) and “Gap Offset” to 0 (default.)
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Black Mark Label Instructions
Black Mark Calibration
In order to print labels with black marks, the label stock needs to be calibrated. To
do so, with the printer power OFF, hold the FEED button down while turning ON the
printer. Release the FEED button while it blinks green-amber.
The LED color will flash as follows: red (5 blinks) amber (5 blinks) then green and
amber will blink alternately. Once this process is complete follow the "Driver Settings
for Black Mark Labels" to change the driver settings.
Driver Settings for Black Mark Labels
For black mark labels with the 1/8" black mark, the settings on the Stock tab should
be as follows: “Method” set to Thermal Transfer, the “Type” set to Labels With
Marks, “Mark Height” set to 0.12 (default) and “Mark Offset” to 0 (default.)
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Cut Labels in Intervals
To cut labels in intervals, you may do
so by setting the “Occurrence” to After
Specified Interval under the Stock
Tab. Set the Interval to the number of
labels needed. Click Apply to save your
settings.
Adjust Print Speed
Print Speed is adjustable from 2.0" to 3.0"/sec. Choose the print speed from the
Option Tab by clicking on the arrow to the right of the “Print Speed” box.
Adjust Darkness
The Darkness is adjusted from 0 to 15 in increments of 1. From the Option Tab, change the
darkness by clicking on and dragging the slider
on the “Darkness” bar.
The Graphics Format settings should not be
adjusted. Leave them at Automatic.
When finished with your settings, click Apply
then click OK.
Your driver is now set up and you are ready to create your labels!
NOTE
In certain situations, you may need to change the print settings to optimize the DuraLabel®
LabPRO for printing with certain ribbons or a specialty tape supply. Generally, higher speeds
require higher densities. If the ribbon wrinkles, lower the darkness. Increase the Darkness
to prevent fading. Decrease to prevent wrinkling.
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LABEL CREATION
Before We Begin...
This documentation describes how to make standard labels. If you are printing RTK
labels, please see the RTK software documentation. The RTK documentation was
installed on your computer at the same time the RTK software was installed.
The examples in this tutorial were tested with Microsoft Word 2000. Some
variations may occur with different versions of Word, or with different word
processors, but the basic principles will be the same. The DuraLabel LabPRO is
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designed to work with any currently supported Windows software, and should work
with the software packages that you already have installed on your computer.
All portions of this tutorial assume that the DuraLabel LabPRO has been properly
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installed and is connected in the online mode. Please see the installation guide for
more information before proceeding with this tutorial.
Label Creation With Your Word Processor...
Many have invested in high-end word processing software that is never used
to its full potential. Today's word processors come packed with features and
capabilities that far surpass the average user's needs. Advanced page layouts,
graphic manipulation and printing options are only the beginning of what most word
processors have to offer.
The DuraLabel LabPRO operates off of a standard Windows printer driver that
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makes the printer accessible from a wide variety of software packages. Many
printers will only work with expensive, proprietary software that is often buggy and
overpriced. With the DuraLabel LabPRO you will be able to use the software that
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you are familiar with, and get the most out of an investment you've already made.
In this tutorial we will show you how to use Microsoft Word to create and print
custom labels and signs. If you have further questions concerning your software
package, or label creation in general, please refer to the contact information on the
back cover of this tutorial.
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Use Templates
We have provided a variety of templates on the DuraLabel LabPRO to help get you
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printing labels in no time. To get to these templates, you should install from the
start-up screen on your Installation CD. This should only take a minute or two.
Click on Install Templates and Symbols on the start-up screen, then follow the
instructions. The Templates will install to your Desktop on your computer.
After installation is complete, templates and symbols will be located in a folder
called Symbols in your DLP Templates and Symbols folder located on your Desktop.
Now, when you want to use a template, just open Microsoft Word. Select Open then
browse the DLP Templates and Symbols folder. There are a variety of templates
for you to choose from, all of which are setup to print correctly on the DuraLabel
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LabPRO. Just customize the label to your specifications and PRINT!
Set Up Microsoft Word Document
Once you open a new or existing document, you must change the paper size and
margins. Word processors will default to 8.5" x 11", but changing these settings is
generally very simple. The steps are outlined for Microsoft Word below:
Select Printer
Before you make any changes to the page layout you must first select the DuraLabel®
LabPRO as your printer. The word processor communicates with the selected printer
driver to determine if margin and other settings are within the printers limits. To
select the DuraLabel® LabPRO click on the File menu, then the Print selection;
which will bring up the print dialog. In the print dialog, simply locate the pull-down
selection and choose Graphic Products DuraLabel® LabPRO as your printer.
Click OK to continue.
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To Change the Automatic Cutter Setting:
You can change the automatic cutter settings without going back into the printer
driver.
Go to File >> Print , then click on the Properties button next to DuraLabel® LabPRO.
Choose the Stock tab.
A new dialog will open which allows you to change the cutter options.
If you do not want to cut between labels select None under Media Handling next
to “Post-Print Action.” If you want to cut between labels, select Cut and next to
“Occurrence” select After Every Page.
Click Apply then click OK in the Properties dialog box to save your new settings.
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Change Page Setup
Click on the File menu, then the Page Setup selection.
Now click the Margins tab. Set all of your margins and edges to 0. This will allow
you to print on the entire area of your tape. Set the orientation to desired layout.
Depending on your operating system, the orientation may be on another Tab.
Select the Paper Size tab. Set your paper size to the size of the label you wish to create.
Either the width or the height should match the width of the tape supply you have loaded
in the machine.
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Orientation
Create the label with the width and height of the Label. If the width of the label is
the width of the tape installed in the printer, then set the orientation to Portrait. If
the height of the label is the width of the tape installed in the printer, set the
orientation to Landscape.
Click OK to commit your changes. With your document properties set correctly you're
ready to move on to label creation!
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LABEL DESIGN
Text
Working with text for label creation is only slightly different from working with text
in a normal document. In a document, text can be treated as a whole: formatting,
layout and design can be universal. With a label, each section of text has to be
handled separately.
Titles will have to be moved and adjusted, portions of text will have to be moved
around independently and with more detail than in a normal document. In a
document it is sufficient to have most text single or double-spaced; in a label you
may want to move text only a few millimeters, or several centimeters.
Text Boxes
A text box may be formatted or positioned anywhere on the document. The box can
have borders and can be filled with different colors, or it can have no borders and
be transparent. All of these features make text boxes ideal for label creation. In MS
Word add a text box with the following steps. Click on Insert >>> Text Box.
Next, holding down the left mouse button, drag (in the document window) the square
handles on the border of the text box until it is the desired size. You can scale and
position text boxes with ease. The squares only appear after a text box is created.
While creating, the cursor is a cross.
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Format the text inside the box to any size and style, then position the box for the
desired layout. Initially, the text box will have a border around it. To get rid of the
border, double-click the text box. When you do this, the Format Text Box dialog will
appear. Click the Colors & Lines tab. Click the Color drop-down menu under Line
and select No Line. Then, click OK, and the border will be gone.
NOTE
If you choose not to use text boxes for your text, you will still be able to print your label, but
formatting problems may prevent you from getting the results you desire.
Information on the text box tool is available through your word processors help file. Consult
the help file for more detailed information on using text boxes.
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Graphics
Drawing Tools
Many word processors have built-in drawing tools. You can use these tools to
enhance the look of your labels. Designs can be as complex as you desire, but
colors should be kept to black and white. Black and white will give you the best
contrast, and the best printing output. Actual print color depends on the ribbon and
vinyl loaded in the DuraLabel LabPRO and is unaffected by the colors shown on your
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computer screen.
Images
To insert a picture into a Word Document, first create a new text box so you can
insert the picture into the text box (this allows the image to be moved.) Once you’ve
created a text box, select it by clicking inside the box, then click on Insert >>>
Picture >>> From File, then choose the location of the file you desire to insert.
Insert symbols by browsing to the Symbols folder on the DuraLabel LabPRO CD.
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The picture is automatically placed in your Word document. Change the size by
clicking and holding down on the corner of the box, while dragging it to the desired
size.
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You can insert other objects, graphics, and clip art from the same pull-down menu.
When working with images it is important to remember the type of printer you
are using. Images should be formatted so that your printing output matches the
capabilities of the printer. The DuraLabel LabPRO is designed for label creation,
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and has a monochromatic output (meaning it can only print one color at a time.)
With Word it is easy to make your images print in monochrome. Once the image
is inserted into the document simply double-click on it and select the Picture tab.
Under the Image Control section choose the Color pull-down menu and select Black
and White. Your image will be instantly converted to a format that the DuraLabel
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LabPRO can handle.
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Symbols
Symbols can be used on labels and signage to get your point across visually. When
safety is a concern, it is important to have a language that is universal, and symbols
accomplish just that.
For your convenience we've included more than 800 ready-to-use symbols, which are
divided by category, on your DuraLabel LabPRO CD. Just choose a symbol, insert it
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into your document, then print a visually appealing and informative label or sign. To
view or print a list of all of the included symbols, browse to the Symbols folder on
the CD. A PDF of all of the symbols in their respective categories is included in that
folder.
Inserting Symbols
Insert symbols into an Microsoft Word document by clicking on Insert >>> Picture
>>> From File. From that window, browse to the Symbols folder. If you have already
installed the symbols from the CD (they automatically install when you install the
templates), there will be a folder on your Desktop called DLP Templates and
Symbols.
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The symbols folder is located inside the DLP Templates and Symbols folder.
Just choose the symbol you want from
the categorized folders and insert into
your document.
Once your symbol is inserted into your text document, you can resize and move it to
your desired layout.
Helpful Hint:
When trying to determine the size of your label or the size of the symbol you place
on it, take into consideration the distance from which the sign or label will be viewed.
You should make the symbol large enough that a viewer can comprehend it from as
far away as deemed necessary.
NOTE
To Install the Symbols, insert the DuraLabel® LabPRO CD into your CD drive. When the
startup screen appears, simply click the “Install Templates and Symbols” button, follow
the on screen directions, and they will be automatically installed on your Desktop in the
DLP Templates and Symbols folder. You can browse to that folder at any time to use the
symbols or templates.
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Bar Codes
The bar code program we have included easily displays and prints bar codes from
your Windows based word processing program. Install the dBest Barcode Package
from the CD. When the CD startup screen appears upon inserting the CD in the
CD drive, simply click on Install dBest Barcode Package and follow the on-screen
instructions.
You can get all of the technical information about the included bar codes in the
Bar Code Font Library >>> Programmers Guide once the bar code software is installed.
NOTE
The dBest Barcode Font Library supports 11 standard bar code styles: Code 39; Extended
Code 39, Interleaved 2/5; Code 128; UCC 128; Codabar; UPC A and E formats, EAN 8 and
13 formats and PostNet. Each bar code style supports a different set of ASCII characters
and is used for different situations or industrial applications. For instance: Code 39 supports
uppercase characters, numeric characters and a few incidental characters while Interleaved
2/5 only supports numeric data, but does so in a compressed format. You should choose
which bar code style to use in your application based upon the type of data you need to
support or by other requirements placed upon your application.
Activate the dBest Barcodes Toolbar Template in Microsoft Word
1. Open the MS Word document in which you would like to create your bar codes.
2. Go to the top menu bar in MS Word. Select: Tools >>> Templates and Add-Ins
3. A window will appear showing a list of
Global Templates and Add-Ins.
Click the ADD button and locate the
bcfonts.dot in the bcfont main
directory (C:\bcfont\msoffice\).
4. Select the bcfonts.dot and click OK.
The bcfonts.dot file should appear in
the Global Templates and Add-Ins
list with the check box selected. If
the box is not selected, then select it.
5. Click OK to exit, returning to your
document. The toolbar should appear within your work space.
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If you do not see the dBest Barcodes Toolbar, you need to run the toolbar as a
macro. Refer to the following:
1. Go to the top menu bar in MS Word. Select: Tools >>> Macro >>> Macros
2. A window will appear with a list: Macros in: All Active Templates & Documents.
3. Select: Bar Code Toolbar and click Run
NOTE:
To force the toolbar to display every time you start Word, go to Start >>> Search >>> For
Files and Folders and type in BCFONT. Click OK. Once the file is found, right click it and
choose “copy.” Next, go to the C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office/Start up/ folder,
right click inside of the folder, and choose “paste.”
Using the dBest Barcodes Toolbar
The Bar Code String is where you can
type in the characters for the bar code
you wish to create. After typing in the
new bar code information, hit the Enter
key to save the information, or it will
revert back to the previous Bar Code
String. The Bar Code String pull down
menu displays previous strings that have been used.
The Bar Code Style pull down menu allows you to select a variety of bar code styles
supported by the dBest Barcodes Font Library.
The Point Size pull down menu determines the size of the bar code. You can enter
custom sizes by typing in the size and hitting the enter key to save the size.
The Font Style pull down menu allows you to select six different font widths for each
supported Bar Code Style: three high density and three normal density widths.
Creating a Bar Code Using the dBest Barcodes Toolbar
Once you have selected the necessary fields on the toolbar, you are ready to
create a bar code to place within your MS Word document.
1. Place your cursor where you want the bar code to appear. (You can do this inside
a text box if you wish.)
2. Go to the dBest Barcodes Toolbar. Click Create Bar Code. The bar code will
appear where you placed your cursor.
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Sequencing
How to do Number Sequencing using Word and Excel.
Sequencing is most commonly used to increment a numeric value to be used in
labels for wire wrapping. You can make use of an Excel spreadsheet template as
well as a Word template (included on your installation CD):
1. Open an existing template from the DuraLabel CD or start a new Word document.
2. Because Excel uses Pixel measurement instead of inches, you will want to set this
to match in Word. Go to Tools menu >>> Options to bring up the property sheet
for Word. Click on the General tab, and locate the option to change the unit of
measure. See Fig. 1. Change it to Point as this is the same as pixel.
(1" = 72 points, 2" = 144 points, 3" = 216 points, 4" = 288 points, etc.)
Fig. 1
3. Next go to File >>> Page Setup and click on the Paper tab. If you started from a
supplied template, make note of the width and height of the page as you will need
to use these values to set the cell size in the Excel template. See Fig. 2. If you're
starting from scratch, set the width and height to the desired size of the label.
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Now that you have the desired label
size, its time to add the text to it.
Keeping Word open, browse to the
provided Excel template: Number
Sequence.xls
This is a predefined template with the
formula already in place to increment
a numeric value by one.
1. Open the existing Excel template
Number Sequence.xls
2. First, format the cells to match the
size of label you have. Click on the
upper left corner of the spreadsheet
Fig. 2
to highlight the entire document.
See Fig. 1.
Fig. 3
3. Next, left-click and hold the column line between A and B. See Fig. 2. You can
see a small box pops up giving you the pixel size of the width. You will want to set
that value to the same width as your label. Do the same for the Row Height.
See Fig. 3.
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Fig. 4
4. Now that you have the correct size matching your label, change the value in the
first cell (column A, row 1) and enter any static text you want. Leave it blank for
none. In the next cell (column B, row 1) enter the number you would like to
increment. See Fig. 4. The next cell (column C, row 1) enter the value you would
like to increment by Default is 1.
After setting this, you should see
the increment in each cell below
cell 1. In this example, the cells
have been adjusted in increments
of 10. However, to increment
further, simply left-click on cell 10
to highlight it, then left-click and
Fig. 5
hold on the small point in the lower
right corner of the cell and drag down over how many cells you want to increment.
See Fig. 5. Example: to increment the value 100 times, drag the cells down to the
100th row.
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Once you're satisfied with the amount of increments and cell span, its time to copy
this into your Word template. Go back to the Word document that you previously
created. !!Remember!! The page layout of the Word template must match the cell
size you specified in your Excel template.
Select the entire Column you just created by clicking on the top header of the cell.
In this case, the “A.” Go to Edit >>> Copy, to copy the entire column. Now switch
over to your Word document, click anywhere inside your predefined page and go to
Edit >>> Paste.
If the cells don't paste into the exact measurements of your label, adjust the margins
so that they encompass the entire label.
You should be ready to print.
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Import from Excel
How to transfer Excel spreadsheet information into a Word label
NOTE:
These instructions are for users of Windows 2000. If you are using Windows XP, please
follow the directions on page 41.
A. Merging One Column from a Spreadsheet to a Label:
1. Make sure the Excel file you are going to merge has been saved.
2. Open up the Word Document with the label template.
3. Alter the font in Word to the size of your choosing.
4. Open up the Excel file you intend to merge into the Word label.
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5. Click on column header A, right click the mouse, and select Copy.
6. Toggle (Alt-Tab) over to the Word document and find the Edit button on the
Windows Tool Bar (top left of screen) and then click and select Paste Special.
7. Next, select Unformatted Text and click OK.
8. The Excel column should now be in the Word label. You are now ready to print
your labels.
B. Merging Multiple Columns from a Spreadsheet to a Label:
1. Open the saved Excel document you plan to merge into Word.
2. Open your blank label template within Word.
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3. On the toolbar on top of Word, click on Insert, then click Text box.
4. Use the cross hair cursor. Click in the field of the document, a text box will
appear.
5. Resize the text box to your preference. See below
6. When the text cursor is blinking in the text box, click on the Insert menu and
select Field.
7. The box on the left should remain with the blue highlighting of the word “All”.
8. On the right column, move the cursor so the blue highlight is over MergeField.
9. In the long horizontal box below, “MERGEFIELD” will appear.
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10. Put a space after “MERGEFIELD” then type in the column heading from your
Excel document that you will want to merge into the label (i.e., “Input.”).
11. It will then look like this: “MERGEFIELD Input.” See below
12. Click OK and the box will vanish.
13. At this point, you should have the word “Input” (for example) in your text box.
14. Create an additional text box(es) within the label and repeat steps 3-12 for
each additional cell you plan to transfer from the Excel document into the
Microsoft Word label.
15. Close the Excel document.
16. On the word toolbar, click on Tools then Merge documents.
17. At the bottom, click the Files of Type drop-down menu.
18. Click on the All Files item, then find the file name of the Excel document you
plan to merge into Word.
19. Note -- make sure you are looking in your My Documents folder.
20. Double-click on the correct Excel document.
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21. On the next box you see, “ENTIRE WORKBOOK” will be blue highlighted.
Click OK.
22. You will then see a pop up box with a question mark. Click OK.
23. On your Word document, click on Tools, then Mail merge.
24. Click on Create, then Form Letters, then click Active Window. See below
25. Click on Get Data, then click on Open Data Source.
26. At the bottom, you will see Files of Type.
27. Click on the drop down of All Files at the bottom.
28. Find and double-click on the file name of your Excel document.
29. Click OK.
30. Click Merge.
31. Click Merge and the document will merge from Excel to Word.
You are now finished.
Help is also available under the Word Toolbar. Click on Help and type in “Merge
from Excel to Word,” then click on Search. Then click the option Use mail merge...
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CLEANING & GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Cleaning of the Cutter, Print Head and Platen Roller
IMPORTANT! Always turn the printer OFF before cleaning, performing
maintenance, or loading supplies. Always wait at least 5 seconds before turning
ON the power.
Basic cleaning of the print head, cutter and platen roller will prolong the life of the printer and
will aid in producing crisp, clear labels and signs with every print. Please refer to page 10 of the
User's Guide for better clarification of Printer Inside Parts. Please view the DuraLabel® LabPRO
Cleaning Video at: www.duralabel.com/duralabel-lab-pro/videos/lab-pro-cleaning-video.php.
Print Head
Fig. 1 Print Head is the entire metal bar that sits under the top printer cover
1. Open printer cover and remove any loaded supplies.
2. Use a pair of scissors or blade to separate any ribbon from the ribbon spools.
3. Open a cleaning swab and place the swab between your forefinger and thumb.
Squeeze swab until it snaps. Alcohol will be distributed to the cotton side of the
swab.
4. Run the swab back and forth several times across the Print Head to remove any
built-up adhesive, ribbon residue, or dust particles.
5. Clean the front and underside of the Print Head.
Fig. 2 The entire area outlined in white should be cleaned
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Cutter
Fig. 3 Cutter Mechanism (detachable face in front of printer)
1. Open the DuraLabel® LabPRO top cover.
2. Rewind any supply that may be loaded away from the cutting mechanism.
3. Open a cleaning swab and place the swab between your forefinger and thumb.
Squeeze swab until it snaps. Alcohol will be distributed to the cotton side of the
swab.
4. Run the swab back and forth several times across the cutting mechanism to
remove any buildup of labeling adhesive.
Fig. 4 Cutter (cutting blades are located at the printed label opening)
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Cleaning The Cutter From The Inside
As an option you may also remove the cutter from the printer to efficiently clean both sides of
the cutting blades.
1. Gently but firmly, lift the cutting mechanism out of the printer with both hands.
Wires will still be connected, so avoid pulling cutting mechanism too hard or too far
from the printer. Doing so may damage wire connections.
2. Open a cleaning swab and place the swab between your forefinger and thumb.
Squeeze swab until it snaps. Alcohol will be distributed to the cotton side of the
swab.
3. Run the swab back and forth several times across the cutter to remove any buildup
of labeling adhesive. Wait a few seconds for any alcohol to dry.
4. Replace the cutting mechanism by inserting tabs on the sides of the cutter into
slots on printer as shown in the photo.
Fig. 5 Cutter Removed (fit the tab on the side of the cutter back in the provided slot)
NOTE
Be sure to place the wires back into the open slot they are connecting from. Do not allow the
wires to get pinched when put back together.
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Platen Roller
1. Remove the platen roller by squeezing the black tabs on either side of the platen
roller and lifting up.
Black Tabs
Fig. 6 Platen Roller
2. Open a cleaning swab and place the swab between your forefinger and thumb.
Squeeze swab until it snaps. Alcohol will be distributed to the cotton side of the
swab.
3. Run the swab back and forth several times across the Platen roller to remove any
buildup.
4. Replace platen roller in printer
5. Give the Platen roller a couple minutes to dry, then reload your ribbon and supply.
6. Your DuraLabel® LabPRO is now cleaned and ready for use.
The DuraLabel® LabPRO should be cleaned regularly to maintain optimal
performance. The print head, cutter mechanism, and platen roller should be cleaned
with alcohol swabs to remove buildup of adhesive, dust, and other substances.
Always turn the printer OFF before cleaning, performing maintenance, or loading
supplies.
NOTE
Please see the DuraLabel® LabPRO Cleaning Video located at
www.duralabel.com/duralabel-lab-pro/lab-pro-support.php for proper step-by-step
procedures.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM
NUMBER
LED is solid red ..................................................................... 1
Print stops, LED blinks red ................................................... 2
LED blinks amber & red ....................................................... 3
LED blinks red when printing die-cuts................................. 4
LED blinks green ................................................................... 5
Printer feeds extra tape and blinks red............................... 6
Cutter misses gap between die-cut labels .......................... 7
After label prints and cuts LED blinks amber & red .......... 8
Printer fails to respond when print job is sent ................... 9
Nonsense label prints........................................................... 10
Print does not line up on shrink tube or 1/2" vinyl ............ 11
Print mis-alignment ............................................................... 12
Poor print quality ................................................................... 13
Streaky print quality .............................................................. 14
Speckled print quality ........................................................... 15
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The following are simple solutions to the most common printing challenges that occur
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with the DuraLabel LabPRO. Please call Graphic Products for free technical support.
1. SYMPTOM:
LED is solid (non-blinking) red.
Possible Cause: Cover is not latched properly.
Solution: Push down on both front corners of the printer to ensure both
latches are secure.
2. SYMPTOM:
Printing suddenly stops and LED blinks red.
a. Possible Cause: Either the label stock or the ribbon supply is out.
Solution: Replenish label stock or ribbon supply to continue printing.
b. Possible Cause: Media in use is too transparent.
Solution: Re-initialize the media and gap sensor:
1.
Turn power OFF and wait 5 seconds.
2.
Hold down the FEED button and turn the power ON.
3.
When the LED steadily blinks red, release the button.
(See pages 12-15 of Printer's Manual)
c. Possible Cause: The ribbon supplies are loaded incorrectly.
Solution: Remove both ribbon spindles and place in the correct direction.
Flanges of spindles are on the right side of the printer. New ribbon
supply goes on the rear hubs and used ribbon spindle (with empty
core) goes on front hubs. Dull side of ribbon should face out and
down towards label stock.
(See pages 5-9 of User's Guide or see supply loading video on DuraLabel® LabPRO CD.)
3. SYMPTOM:
LED blinks amber and red.
Possible Cause: Power was cycled too quickly.
Solution:
1.
Turn power OFF.
2.
Wait 5 seconds.
3.
Turn power ON.
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4. SYMPTOM:
When using die-cuts, printing stops shortly after starting print
job and LED blinks red.
Possible Cause: Gap sensor has not been initialized.
Solution:
1.
Power OFF the printer and wait 5 seconds.
2.
Hold the FEED button while powering back ON the printer.
3.
Continue to hold FEED until the light flashes red, then release.
NOTE:
Printer will dispense blank label stock as a result. (See pages 12-13 of Printer's Manual)
5. SYMPTOM:
After printing a label the LED blinks green.
Possible Cause: FEED button was pressed during printing.
Solution: Press the FEED button again to resume printing.
6. SYMPTOM:
After printing a label, printer dispenses extra label stock and LED
blinks red.
Possible Cause: The printer is set to print on "labels with gaps," even though
stock being used is continuous feed.
Solution:
1.
Open the Printers and Faxes folder.
2.
Right-click on the Graphic Products DuraLabel® LabPRO.
3.
Select "Printing Preferences."
4.
Click the STOCK tab.
5.
Under "Media Settings" change "Type" to "Continuous."
6.
Click "Apply" then "OK."
(See pages 25-27 of User's Guide)
7. SYMPTOM:
The print and cut are off the mark, when using die-cut stock.
Possible Cause: Print driver is set to print on continuous-feed tape even though
the label stock has gaps between labels.
Solution:
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1.
Open the Printers and Faxes folder.
2.
Right-click on the Graphic Products DuraLabel® LabPRO.
3.
Select "Printing Preferences."
4.
Click the STOCK tab.
5.
Under the "Media Settings" change "Type" to "Labels with Gaps."
6.
Click "Apply" then "OK."
(See page 25 of User's Guide)
8. SYMPTOM:
After first label prints, LED blinks amber and red.
Possible Cause: Printer could not recognize the label stock.
Solution: Only authorized supplies from Graphic Products will print correctly in
the DuraLabel® LabPRO. If error occurred with Graphic Products
supplies, contact Graphic Products for a replacement roll of label
stock.
9. SYMPTOM:
Printer does not respond, after sending print job.
a. Possible Cause: Printer is OFF.
Solution: Power ON the printer.
b. Possible Cause: Printer is on, but disconnected.
Solution:
1.
Make sure the parallel cable connection is secured with the
2.
USB cable is plugged in all the way on both printer and computer.
3.
All screws on all serial cables are secured tightly.
metal tabs in back of printer, or
c. Possible Cause: Printer is connected to a different port than the one specified
in driver.
Solution: Re-configure the printer port through the driver:
1.
Open the Printers and Faxes folder.
2.
Right-click on the Graphic Products DuraLabel® LabPRO.
3.
Select "Properties."
4.
Select "Ports."
5.
Check the box of the port in use by printer.
NOTE:
For parallel cable connection, select "LPT1." For USB cable connection, select "USB001."
NOTE:
If you are having difficulty printing with USB001, select a different port number such as,
"USB002." (See page 21 of User's Guide)
6.
Click "Apply" then "OK."
NOTE:
USB ports tend to 'hop' buses on some computers.
10. SYMPTOM:
DuraLabel® LabPRO prints nonsense information.
Possible Cause: Printer is in HEX dump mode.
Solution:
(See page 11 of Printer's Manual)
1.
Power OFF the printer.
2.
Wait 5 seconds.
3.
Without holding the FEED button, power ON the printer.
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11. SYMPTOM:
When using either small shrink tube or 1/2" vinyl, the print is
not aligned correctly or is constantly shifting out of place.
Possible Cause: Tape guide is either not loaded properly or not loaded at all.
Solution:
1.
With the smooth side of the tape guide faced up, position the
uniquely shaped hole over that left spacer.
2.
Push it down so the guide is locked in with the spacer.
3.
Once in place, slide the spacers all the way together.
4.
Run the supply underneath guide and through divot on the
underside.
12. SYMPTOM:
The print is not aligned correctly or is constantly shifting.
Possible Cause: Adjustable label guides are not properly securing label stock.
Solution: Open top cover and move the guides towards each other to secure
edges of label stock.
13. SYMPTOM:
Print quality is poor.
a. Possible Cause: Cover not closed properly.
Solution: Close top cover completely and make sure the right side and left
side levers are latched to top cover properly.
b. Possible Cause: Print darkness is set too high or too low.
Solution: Adjust the print darkness.
(See page 27 of User's Guide)
1.
Open the Printers and Faxes folder.
2.
Right-click on the Graphic Products DuraLabel® LabPRO and select
"Printing Preferences."
3.
Click the Option tab.
4.
Clicking the arrow next to the Print Speed box.
c. Possible Cause: Print speed is set too high or too low.
Solution: Adjust the print speed.
(See page 27 of User's Guide)
1.
Open the Printers and Faxes folder.
2.
Right-click on the Graphic Products DuraLabel® LabPRO and select
"Printing Preferences."
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3.
Click the Option tab.
4.
Clicking and dragging the slider right or left.
14. SYMPTOM:
Streaking occurs while printing.
a. Possible Cause: Ribbon was installed with too much slack or it was not
centered, creating a crease in the ribbon.
Solution: Tighten the slack and eliminate all creases in the ribbon.
b. Possible Cause: Printer requires service.
Solution: Contact Graphic Products.
15. SYMPTOM:
Speckling occurs while printing.
a. Possible Cause: Print head requires cleaning.
Solution: Use an alcohol cotton swab to clean the print head.
b. Possible Cause: Dust or other surface debris make it difficult for the resin to
stick to vinyl or improperly stored.
Solution: Use only Graphic Products vinyl and store in dust-free conditions.
Contact Graphic Products if problem persists.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Printer
▪ Type: Thermal Transfer
▪ Print Speed: Selectable speeds of 2 and 3 inches per second
▪ Resolution: 300 DPI
▪ Max. Print Width: 4 in.
▪ Max. Print Length: 40 in.
▪ Ribbon Capacity: 984 ft.
Indicators & Buttons
▪ Indicators: PWR., ON-LINE, ERR.
▪ Buttons: POWER & FEED
Communication Interface
▪ Communications: USB v1.1, RS-232C (max baud rate 19200 bps), & Centronics
▪ Memory: 2 MB Flash memory 8 MB DRAM
Power Requirements
▪ Input Voltage: Switching power, 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
▪ Output Voltage: 24 VDC
▪ Circuit Protection: 3.75A maximum
Environment
▪ Operating Temperature: 41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C )
▪ Operation Humidity: 25% - 85% non-condensing
▪ Storage Temperature: 104°F - 140°F (40°C - 60°C )
▪ Storage Humidity: 10% - 90% non-condensing
▪ Ventilation: Free air movement
Label Stock
▪ Type: Continuous & Die-Cut
▪ Width: 0.5 in. - 4 in.
▪ Gap Height: 0.12 in. min.
▪ Black Mark Height: 0.08 in. min.
▪ Black Mark Width: 0.31 in. min.
Ribbon Supply
▪ Type: Wax, wax/resin, resin
▪ Capacity: 300 m. with 1 in. core
Printer Body
▪ Dimensions: 7.4 in. (H) x 8.4 in. (W) x 12.4 in. (L)
For more specifications, please see call 1-800-788-5572.
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P.O. Box 4030
Beaverton, OR 97076
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