The printed bar code image is different from what I see on the P-touch Editor screen. (P-touch Editor 5.0 for Windows)

Due to the difference between the screen resolution in P-touch Editor and the print resolution of your P-touch printer, it is impossible to display the actual bar code size on the P-touch Editor screen. However, the [Print Preview] screen can display the actual bar code size. You can adjust the baseline position for the bar code by following the instructions below, and check the layout in the preview screen before you start printing.


[P-touch Editor screen display]
barcode sample


[Printed result]
barcode sample


To resolve this issue;

  1. Double-click the bar code and open the "Bar Code Properties" dialog box. Click the [Position] tab to display the "Position" page. In the [Baseline Position for Changes] field, choose a different setting for the "Horizontal" and "Vertical" baseline positions. Press the [OK] button.
  2. Click [File] - [Print Preview] and preview how the bar code will be printed ([Print Preview] will display an accurate representation of the bar code image.) If the layout is still not acceptable, try another baseline position and check again. When the preview image matches your intended layout, click the [Print] button to print the label.

    Bar Code Properties

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Related Models

QL-1050, QL-1060N, QL-500, QL-570, QL-580N, QL-700, QL-720NW, TD-2020, TD-2130N, TD-4000, TD-4100N

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