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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How do I make a label with a barcode?

Set Bar Code Parameters and Enter the Bar Code Data


  1. Press the Bar Code key.
    The Bar Code Setup screen is displayed.
    * Up to five bar codes can be entered on a label.

  2. Select an attribute using the Up or Down arrow key, and then set a value for that attribute using the Left or Right arrow key.

    Characters may not appear below the bar code even when "On" is selected for "Under #", depending on the tape width being used, the number of lines entered, or the current character style settings.

  3. Press the OK or Enter key to apply the settings.
    * New settings are NOT applied if you do not press the OK or Enter key.

  4. Type in the bar code data.
    Special characters can be entered in the bar code when using the CODE39, CODE128, CODABAR or GS1-128 protocols. When not using special characters, go to step 7.

  5. Press the Symbol key.
    A list of characters available for the current protocol is displayed.

  6. Select a character using the Up or Down arrow key, then press the OK or Enter key to insert the character in the bar code data.

  7. Press the OK or Enter key to insert the bar code in the label.
    The bar code is displayed on the text entry screen.


Bar Code Settings

Attribute Value
Protocol CODE39, CODE128, EAN-8, EAN-13, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128), UPC-A, UPC-E, I-2/5 (ITF), CODABAR

Small, Large

(characters printed below bar code)
On, Off
(check digit)
Off, On (only available for the CODE39, I-2/5 and CODABAR protocols)

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Related Models

PT-E300, PT-E500, PT-E510, PT-E550W, PT-E560BT, PT-H300, PT-H500

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