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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Neville Bastian » Sat, Jun 22 2019, 4:34AM

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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Thomas strembitsky » Thu, Jun 27 2019, 5:24PM

I tried using this label and hit print and then it tried to print 5000 pages with the numbers flying up before I stopped it. any idea on how to trouble shoot? im using a dynmo 450
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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Kerry Fullington » Thu, Jun 27 2019, 6:18PM

Thomas, this is a sheet of labels and I bet it won't work with the Dymo 450.

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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Mark McCallum » Thu, Jun 27 2019, 6:36PM

Hi Thomas and Clint
I also tried the new format with the attached result.
Like Thomas the printer started running like crazy and we had to hit the kill switch.
Also using Dymo 450, model 1750.
I tried changing to portrait in settings and it didn't affect the results.


Sorry Clint, thanks for the effort, :beer: ....... but it just got hard :roll:
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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Mark McCallum » Thu, Jun 27 2019, 7:21PM

Hi guys
Thanks Kerry for that insight.
I happened to take a photo of the previous settings of the file we were using before we changed them to Clints new one. (just in case....) :?

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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Neville Bastian » Thu, Jun 27 2019, 7:25PM

Hi Mark,
We have been using the 10 stickers to a page for a few years now. The advantage is quicker printing, better print quality when you have old eyes and colour over our old thermal printer.
I have a Aussie label supplier if interested.
You can print to any A4 printer just to try it out.
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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Mark McCallum » Fri, Jun 28 2019, 2:36AM

Hi Neville
Thanks for that.

Hmmmmm......... Labels :?

Now you got me started.
Avery and Post Pack Send labels, silly me, they are sticky, but not very removable, ahhhh derrr..... they are not meant to be removable.

When we started using labels it was exciting.........

Contrary to popular belief I have very little control over how the jobs get done.
The process was supposed to be,
Only use a label if necessary,
Throw away the ones we don't use, (because its a waste of time sticking them on then peeling them off if you don't need them..... right?) Stick them on an unseen face if possible, (so you don't have to peel unnecessarily)
And with cabinets we make, peel and clean the labels that are seen, off, on the bench.

But that seemed not to work......
For what ever reason, EVERY piece needs a label.
Every label has to be where you can see it.
Don't waste any labels, make sure you use them, all of them ....... (even though nobody seemed to care about wasting anything else)

I quickly became sick of watching the guys spend what was more than an hour peeling stickers, tearing strips, then leaving smears when they were using thinners to take them off.
The labels were sticky but not easily removable.
Getting down on your hands and knees, for a pre-delivery setup seemed much more preferable to the guys on the floor.
Heads in cabinets, opening and closing doors, running around looking for thinners and rags, oh look I found another one, scratch, scratch, more thinners and rags, it just seemed to be a whole lot more fun.
For me, it was all unnecessary drama, it should all have been happening on the bench where its much simpler.
Even after the above (for me unworkable process) labels were still getting through and still had to be peeled on site. :wall:
That was another one of those fun times you remember. :lol:

But yet again.... I digress....

As I said above. We did try the Avery and PPS address labels, they stuck very well but removing them was difficult.
We decided on the dymo because after testing, the labels stuck well but also peeled off easily.
And also I think changing the printing paper for layout and labels was adding to the complications.
Its still another area in the controller I want to spend more time on to fully understand.

Also Neville
Good points about clarity . Thats where the large number could be good.
I don't use colour much because, as a poor little cabinet maker :) colour ink seems to cost something like over $100 a set if you go with the genuine stuff.

How do you find the labels you use peel?
Its a area which once you get a working system you don't like to change until there are obvious benefits
Perhaps if you post a link to your guy I can see if he does the dymo style ones.
You never know, the US guys might find the 30% per $ exchange rate discount on labels attractive.

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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Clint Buechlein » Fri, Jun 28 2019, 7:47AM

Thomas strembitsky wrote:I tried using this label and hit print and then it tried to print 5000 pages with the numbers flying up before I stopped it. any idea on how to trouble shoot? im using a dynmo 450

Kerry Fullington wrote:Thomas, this is a sheet of labels and I bet it won't work with the Dymo 450.

Mark McCallum wrote:Hi Thomas and Clint
I also tried the new format with the attached result.
Like Thomas the printer started running like crazy and we had to hit the kill switch.
Also using Dymo 450, model 1750.
I tried changing to portrait in settings and it didn't affect the results.


Sorry Clint, thanks for the effort, :beer: ....... but it just got hard :roll:


Kerry is correct in that the issue is it is set for a sheet. You won't be able to change any print settings to make it work, all of that is stored with the label, and I can't just tell it its not a single label (wish it were that easy). If I get time next week I'll see if I can put something on the 30252 labels. Fair chance there will be some time next Friday, but no guarantees.

If someone wants to post a picture for a good location for the number, it would be worth discussion. The Symbol version of the 30252 label places the picture is shown in the attached picture.

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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Clint Buechlein » Tue, Jul 02 2019, 1:46PM

Thoughts on this label?

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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Tue, Jul 02 2019, 2:30PM

Clint Buechlein wrote:Thoughts on this label?

-Clint-

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Looks great to me! You may have run out of room for more than one edgebanding type, though.
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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Clint Buechlein » Tue, Jul 02 2019, 6:58PM

Jeremy Schiffer wrote:
Clint Buechlein wrote:Thoughts on this label?

-Clint-

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Looks great to me! You may have run out of room for more than one edgebanding type, though.


Thanks I'll take a look at it tomorrow. I don't think I touched that area, but I likely pressed enter or something and everything shifted.

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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Mark McCallum » Wed, Jul 03 2019, 7:21AM

I'm interested.
I like the idea of the big numbers.
I was going to try out your last template to see if it worked better for us.
I just don't understand enough about the labels to give much useful input so I'm going with Jeremy.
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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Clint Buechlein » Wed, Jul 03 2019, 7:40AM

Jeremy Schiffer wrote:
Clint Buechlein wrote:Thoughts on this label?

-Clint-



Looks great to me! You may have run out of room for more than one edgebanding type, though.


Well that was a small can of worms. It should have worked fine as the text is just right justified so it should have built from the right side inwards, but something is wrong with the field. I put banding on four sides of a part, but it would only ever display two. That was using the symbol label is my starting point. Using the standard 30252 Address label, all is well. So I shifted over the two lines and added the field.

Appears to be working now. I need someone to test it though in the event my tests are insufficient.

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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Joe Soto » Wed, Jul 03 2019, 8:53AM

Works for me with DYMO 400 Turbo. Cabinet number could be larger but this works.

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Re: Colored symbols on labels

Postby Tommy Wieler » Wed, Jul 03 2019, 9:40AM

Just tried it, and the cabinet numbers are all off by one for some reason. Cabinet one is marked 2, 31 is marked as 32, etc. I'll keep trying...


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