This function is used to print bar code labels for the items. The type of barcode printed can be either a sheet of labels (such as Avery labels) or ones printed from a roll printer. By checking header display it will also print the header/name on the label. Other options that can be printed on the label include Item ID, Item description, Retail price, Department, Category, Size, Color, Style, Season, Brand. Please note - if the UPC has alpha characters, this portion of the label will be pixilated. (Bar code format is Code128).
User provides information for and then generates a bar code label. User enters details such as printer type (sheet or roll), label size, bar code format and can check boxes for optional details on label such as item ID, description, retail price, department, category, size, style, and color. User then enters all the item SKUs and their description and quantity and checks if he wants them to be printed, then clicks generate bar code label and is taken to a screen where the bar code will open in an Adobe document. Each item will receive its own bar code.
As is expected, too much data will cause a bar code to continue onto a second page, so the user must select what is to be printed on the label based on what will fit onto it. Below is the number of characters that fit across the label, including spaces (UPCA Roll):
4 x 2.3125 All data will fit (using maximum digits per item)
3.5 x 1.125 All data will fit (using maximum digits per item)
3.1 x 1.8 All data will fit (using maximum digits per item)
2.125 x 1 35 characters across
1.5 x 1 27 characters across
When the label size is 1.5 x 1 (roll) the following bar code formats do not print scannable barcodes, a larger size label must be used:
UPCA (13 digit UPC)
EAN (13 digit UPC)
EAN (Alpha Numeric UPC)
Code 128 (13 digit UPC)
Code 128 (Alpha Numeric UPC)
Roll printers and smaller size labels require much trail and error configuration the first time they are used. Please save the settings once you have configured the printer.!
Access to this function at an enterprise level is limited by default to the System Administrator and Financial users only. Accounting, store managers, warehouse general managers as well as zone managers may modify settings at Venues or Store assigned to them.