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Printing out labels on a continuous roll of paper

Printing out labels on a continuous roll of paper

Hello -

We have a new Datamax thermal printer, with a continuous roll of label stock. I was wondering if anyone has used a printer like this and gotten EMu data out satisfactorily?

Here is what I've done so far, in case any of these steps jump out as interface issues in your experience
1) in Crystal: rotated the existing labels 90 degrees, I'm satisfied with their orientation and size, as viewed in Preview mode
2) on my PC: configured the Datamax as a printer
3) in Crystal: defined the Datamax printer for the report, with new label size parameters

Here are a few things that don't work
1) I get an error when I send the labels to the printer, but at least I know EMu is communicating
2) I can't view at the labels in preview mode in Crystal anymore, since I configured the labels for that printer, otherwise I'd like to see if printing from Crystal works
3) The labels in EMu don't look right anymore in terms of placement on the 'page', or their orientation

I'm going to call Datamax technical support next week, but thought I'd check with you all to see if anyone has used a Datamax I-4308 with EMu and Crystal to make labels.

Best regards,
Joanna at FMNH

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Re: Printing out labels on a continuous roll of paper

Hello, I know this is a very old post and you probably have solved the problem by now but if not I have found that this works only if you make the Datamax printer the default printer on the PC you create the label report on and the one you print from.  It is annoying but I think it works.

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Hi everyone

I know this is an old post, but if anyone has current (2018) advice about using rolls of thermal labels from Crystal, we'd be interested to learn what we need to know, as we will soon be trialing use of a spool printer for labels. I see that the Zebra printers come with advice about how to set up for Crystal.

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Karen

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Re: Printing out labels on a continuous roll of paper

Hi Karen,
We're currently using continuous spool labels (and adhesive free tags!) with a TSC printer which is very similar to Zebra thermal printers. I run the labels/tags straight from EMu using Crystal reports, primarily for object tags and storage location labels. I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Have you begun your trial yet? Any success?

Cheers,
Travis

Edited by: Travis Snyder - 11-Jul-18 23:16:49

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Hi there Travis
Thanks so much for the info! I'm very interested in those adhesive free tags! I'll take a look at that printer. We haven't invested in anything yet :-)
Could you please tell me what model the TSC printer is?
many thanks
Karen

Edited by: Karen Biddle - 12-Jul-18 09:53:44

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