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To TopSetting up a Bar-code Printer 

Setting up a Zebra Printer

Gemsoft Treasure will print Bar Codes to any printer which is installed with a Windows Driver.  Gemsoft Treasure does not require special drivers or special fonts to print bar codes.  

To setup a printer as bar code printer, the following steps are required for any brand printer used for printing bar codes.

Download the driver from here SeagullScientific.com  and install the driver


  1. WINDOWS 98/XP From the Windows Start Menu, Select Settings, then Printers.
  2. WINDOWS 2XK/VISTA/7/8 - Control Panel - Device & Printers
  3. Right Click on the printer icon of the printer which will be used for printing bar.
  4. Find the settings for the paper size or bar code size or  media size and select the correct size for the bar codes you will be printing.  Also set the absolute value for your darkness (Printer preferences, OPTIONS tab)
  5. Save the settings for the printer and close the printer control panel.
  6. Start Gemsoft Treasure and select the button from the main menu (on the botom right hand side, next to the EXIT button).
  7. Select the appropriate Bar Code printer from the Installed Printers window at the bottom and press the Set as Tag printer button. Press the Done button.



  8. Press the button, then press the button.  The Print Bar Code window will now appear. Click on SETUP tab.



  9. Press the Set Defaults Button, then Press the Save new Settings Button.

  10. Press the Print Button to print out a test label.
  11. Change the Font Size, Bar Code Height, Top Margin, Text Left Margin and Bar Code Left Margin to fine tune the layout of the Bar Code.
    Remember to press Save New Settings after changing any of the values.

 



Setting up a Zebra Bar Code Printer

  1. Download the driver from here SeagullScientific.com  and install the driver


    (follow the installation instructions for installing the driver)
    Install the paper and ribbon and connect the printer to the computer following the instructions in the Zebra manual.

 

  1. WINDOWS 98/XP From the Windows Start Menu, Select Settings, then Printers.
  2. WINDOWS 2XK/VISTA/7/8 - Control Panel - Device & Printers


  1. Right Click on the Zebra Printericon.




  2. Select the Details Tab on the Properties page




  3. Press the Setup Button




  4. Press the Printer Tab and verify the settings match those shown below (except for Firmware)
    If any of the settings are different, make the appropriate changes.


  5. Press the Labels Tab
    IMPORTANT! Create a new label size for your tag type by clicking on CREATE NEW TAB:
    You need to actually measure the tags.
    (Example: Width 2.00 X Length 1.16 for Rat-Tail ZU301 ---Width 2.25 X Length 0.55 for dumbell model ZU108, etc.)
    then press SAVE.

    Press the Alignment Test, Calibrate Sensors, Calibrate Media Length Buttons.
    The printer will calibrate and print out several tags.  
    Press OK when finished.

    Special Note for Dumbbell Style Tags: When using Dumbbell style Tags on the Zebra T402, complete the additional steps below:
    1. Load the Tags, Ribbon and set the label size as described above.
    2. In the Printer Driver, Options, Setup, Document Tab set the Intensity to 0
    3. Press the Advanced Tab, then press the Graph Sensor Calibration, about 3 feet of tags will print. This is normal.
    4. Press the labels Tab, and set the label top to 42
    5. Press the Document Tab and set the Intensity to 100
    6. In Gemsoft Tag print, select Tag Style to Dumbell, press the Set Dumbell Defaults button.
    7. Change the Top Margin to 0, left margin to 1.55 and press Save New Settings
    8. Change print Qty to 5 and press the Print button. The tags should now print out correctly.
    9. Print one more Tag to make sure its printing correctly.





    Windows XP

    Zebra Printer Preferences Document Tab:

 

Under the DEVICE tab on top:

When you have confirmed the settings, Press the FEED LABEL button, ONE tag should feed and stop at the edge of chrome roller.
If this does not happen or if 2 or more tags feed, recheck the Defined Tag setting and also Turn the printer OFF then ON again, press the feed button on the printer so it flashes 4 times, then release it. The printer will calibrate (T402 Only).

  1. To Top Setting Printers

    The very first time you run Gemsoft Treasure or if Gemsoft Treasure is re-installed the following message will appear:
    No Tag Printer selected! Select a printer from the following list.
    or if this is not the first time, Start Gemsoft Treasure and select the button from the main menu.



    This is normal, just press the OK button and the following window will appear

    Gemsoft Treasure needs you to select which printers to use for the different functions, such as bar-code printing, cash Register Receipts, Reports, etc.  The printers you have installed on your computer will appear in the large window at the bottom.  Select the printer you want to use and press the corresponding button.  Repeat this for the Tag Printer, Default Printer, Invoice Printer, Label/Job Tag Printer.  You can select one printer for multiple functions, but you must select a printer for each function.

    Printer Type Definitions:

    Additional Options:

    Click here if you are using a receipt printer:  Check this box if you are using a narrow receipt printer that prints on a narrow roll.  Gemsoft Treasure will format the receipts to fit on this size paper.

    Click here if you have a cash drawer attached:    Check box if  using Gemsoft Treasure with cash register, Gemsoft Treasure will send the designated code to open the cash register drawer.  You can change the code which is sent by entering the ASCII code in the window to the right.  See the documentation which came with your cash register/drawer to find out the code needed to open the drawer.

    Once you have selected your printer press the Done button, you should now be at the Gemsoft Treasure main screen as shown below:





  2. Select the Zebra T402 printer from the Installed Printers window at the bottom and press the Set as Tag printer button. Press the Done button.




  3. Press the button, then press the button. The Print Bar Code window will now appear.



  4. Select your tag type by clicking on one of the radio buttons next to the yellow pictures showing your tag style.
  5. Press the Set Defaults Button, then Press the Save new Settings Button.

  6. Press the Print Button to print out a test label.
  7. Change the Font Size, Bar Code Height, Top Margin, Text Left Margin and Bar Code Left Margin to fine tune the layout of the Bar Code.
    Remember to press Save New Settings after changing any of the values.

 


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