Choosing Driver Settings in DuraLabel Bronco

Last Modified: 08/09/2021
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We recommend checking your Bronco’s settings before beginning any print job. Changes to these settings may not take effect correctly if your label design software is already running. We recommend closing any open programs, making the necessary changes, and then opening your label design.

In most cases, you will only need to change these settings when you load a new type of label stock or printing ribbon, so that is an excellent time to make necessary changes.

Like visuals? You can view the instructional tutorial here: DuraLabel Bronco User Guide

Choosing Driver Settings

The best way to adjust these settings is through the Devices and Printers window:

  1. In your computer’s Start menu, choose “Devices and Printers.” (If you do not see this option, open the Control Panel and choose “Devices and Printers” there.)
  2. Right-click the entry for your Bronco and choose Printing Preferences. The driver settings window will open.

This window has several tabs: Page Setup, Graphics, Stock, Options, and About. (The About tab has no options, only information about your driver software.)

Page Setup

printing-preferences-page-setup-duralabel-broncoThe first tab of the driver settings is for basic label controls, such as print orientation. For most label designs, use the Landscape setting. The Stock Name setting, which lets you set custom label dimensions, can be left on the default setting (USER) when you use label design programs such as DuraSuite or LabelForge.






printing-preferences-graphics-duralabel-broncoThis tab includes options for Dithering, which describes using a pattern of small dots to approximate different levels of darkness. For bold, clear labels, this should typically be set to None; for complex labels with multiple shades of gray, the Halftone option is usually best.






printing-preferences-stock-duralabel-broncoThis tab includes options for different types of label stock and how your Bronco will handle them.


For nearly all label materials, the Print Method should be set to Thermal Transfer. Some unusual materials do not require a printing ribbon and can be used with the Direct Thermal printing method.


This option describes the type of label stock that you have loaded:

  • Continuous: an uninterrupted, continuous roll of label stock (the most common supply type)
  • Label With Gaps: a roll of pre-cut labels, usually pre-printed with some elements, with small gaps between labels
  • Labels With Marks: a roll of partially pre-printed labels, with black marks on the backing to distinguish one label from the next

If the wrong Media Type has been selected, Bronco may print and cut in the wrong place on your roll of label stock, or it may give an error.


This option decides whether Bronco will cut your labels from the roll of supply or take no action after printing, leaving your labels connected to each other.


If you want Bronco to cut your labels, you can also set when the cutter runs: after every label, after identical copies, after a set number of labels, or after each complete print job.


printing-preferences-options-duralabel-broncoWhen needed for troubleshooting, you can adjust the print speed and darkness settings for your Bronco here. The darkness setting controls how much heat is used during the printing process; some printing supplies require different amounts of heat to print with the best quality.

  • Increasing the heat can clear up problems with faint or “faded” printing.
  • Lowering the heat may be needed if the ribbon “snaps” or wrinkles during the print.

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If you have any questions about using your DuraLabel Bronco printer, get help from Graphic Products’ world-class support team by calling 800-788-5572 or visiting We’re here to help with all your labeling needs!

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