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Date: 07/05/2020 ID: faqp00100346_001

How can I use Crop Print function? (How to print multiple barcodes from a PDF file separately) (For Windows only)

For QL-1100/1110NWB users, you cannot use Crop Print function on Windows 8.

You can print one or multiple barcodes from an A4 or Letter sized PDF file.
The Crop Print feature automatically identifies and then individually crops and prints the barcodes you specify.

 

  • The Crop Print function is available only when printing from the Windows printer driver, and cannot be executed using P-touch Editor.
  • The accuracy of the Crop Print feature depends on the user's environment, printing material, and label content.
    Clear, black-and-white barcodes are recommended.
    Some labels may not print correctly or may differ from the original data if the conditions are not optimal.
  • Use Acrobat® Reader DC or greater to print a PDF file.

 

> How to use Crop Print function

> Conditions for using Crop Print function

 

How to use Crop Print function

Use Acrobat® Reader DC or greater to print a PDF file.

Before using this function, connect the printer to the computer and enable printing.
For details, see the FAQs:
"How do I connect the printer to my computer via Wi-Fi® using an access point?" (QL-1110NWB/TD-4550DNWB only)
"How do I connect the printer to my computer via Bluetooth®? (for Windows)" (QL-1110NWB/TD-4550DNWB only)
"How do I connect the printer to my computer using a USB cable?"
"How do I connect the printer to my computer via wired LAN (Ethernet)?" (QL-1110NWB/TD-4520DN/TD-4550DNWB only)

 

  1. Open the barcode document PDF file you want to print and click [Print].
  2. Select your printer in the [Print] dialog box.
  3. In the [Page Sizing & Handling] section, select [Actual Size].
  4. Under [Orientation], select [Portrait].
  5. Click [Properties].
  6. For Die Cut labels, uncheck the [Cut Every] check box in the [Basic] tab.
    For Continuous Rolls, check the [Cut Every] check box in the [Basic] tab.
  7. Click the [Crop Print] tab, and check the [Automatically print individual labels with barcodes] check box.
  8. Select the [Extract individual labels with barcodes] option for product labels or select the [Crop barcodes, text, and other objects] option for shipping labels.
  9. Click the [Label/Paper Size] drop-down list, and then select your label or paper size.
    If you select the [Crop barcodes, text, and other objects] option, only 102 mm (4") or more width paper is listed.

    Select the closest label size to match the original size of the crop data. We recommend testing a sample before printing a large number of labels.

  10. Click [OK].
  11. Click the [Print] button in the [Print] dialog box.
    • Do not enlarge or reduce the size of the barcode sheet. The barcodes may not be identified correctly.

    • When printing from Acrobat® Reader, perform the following settings in the [Print] dialog box.
      • In the [Page Sizing & Handling] section, uncheck the [Choose paper source by PDF page size] check box.
      • Under [Orientation], check [Portrait].

 

Conditions for using Crop Print function

Barcodes Compatible with Crop Print

 

Barcode Specification

Property Specification
Vertical width 5 mm (0.2") (minimum)
Horizontal width The narrowest bar: 0.5 mm (0.02") (minimum)
Margin 10 times the narrowest bar width (minimum)
Color Black
Background color White
Cell width (widest bar) 0.5 mm (0.02") (minimum)

 

  • Code 39/ Code 3 of 9
  • ITF/ ITF-14/ Interleaved 2 of 5
  • GS1-128 (UCC/ EAN-128)
  • Codabar (Code 2 of 7, NW-7)
  • CODE 93
  • CODE 128
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • JAN-8/ EAN-8
  • JAN-13/ EAN-13
  • QR code*
  • Datamatrix / GS1 Datamatrix*
  • PDF417*
  • MaxiCode*

  • * Available for shipping labels

 

Barcode Document Compatible with Crop Print

 

Make sure the PDF document meets the following requirements:

 

Barcode Conditions for Product Labels

Item Condition
Total barcode number Between 1-99 barcodes
Barcode type Use only barcodes compatible with the Crop Print feature.
Barcode position Make sure barcodes are not tilted or on an angle. They must be parallel with the top and bottom of each page.
Make sure barcodes start in the top left corner and run down the column, continuing at the top of the next column to the right.

 

Barcode Layout for Product Labels

Correct Barcode Layout Incorrect Barcode Layout
Barcodes start in the top left corner and run down the column, continuing at the top of the next column to the right.
Correct Barcode Layout
Not identified
(not aligned along the top margin)
Incorrect Barcode Layout

 

Barcode Conditions for Shipping Labels (QL-1100/QL-1110NWB/TD-4520DN/TD-4550DNWB only)

Item Condition
Total barcode number Between 1-9 barcodes
Barcode type Use only barcodes compatible with the Crop Print feature.
Barcode position Make sure barcodes are straight.

 

Barcode Layout for Shipping Labels (QL-1100/QL-1110NWB/TD-4520DN/TD-4550DNWB only)
Cropping is performed when any of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The label is surrounded by ruled lines.
  • The label includes horizontal lines that extend the entire width of the label.
  • The label includes vertical lines that extend the full height of the label.
Correct Barcode Layout
Correct Barcode Layout
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Related Models

TD-4410D, TD-4420DN, TD-4520DN

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