Configuring Printer Drivers in Your DuraLabel PRO Series

Last Modified: 08/10/2021
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Overview

IMPORTANT! Perform the driver configuration before opening the document you plan to print.

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

How to Configure the Printer Driver

  1. Click Start > Devices and Printers*. A Devices, Printers and Faxes window appears. NOTE: If you do not find Devices and Printers in your Start menu, you can access it in your Control Panel.
  2. Right-click the Graphic Products DuraLabel PRO/PRO 300 icon and select Printing Preferences. A Printing Preferences dialog box appears.
  3. Click the Page Setup tab and select Landscape or Portrait, depending on your label’s orientation.
  4. If your label size is not shown in the Stock Name drop-down menu, click Edit and set the size that matches your label size.

NOTE: Your DuraLabel PRO/PRO 300 print drivers are preset to several print values. Please be aware that changing a preset value is not fully supported by all software programs. For best results, make changes to preset values from the Devices and Printers window.

Continuous Vinyl Printing Instructions

Your printer driver has been preset to common settings to reduce the steps needed to set them manually. You can change your settings by following these steps:

  1. To configure the driver, set the cutter, select the Stock tab, then select Continuous from the Type drop-down menu under “Media Settings.”
  2. To cut after each label, select Cut from the Post-Print Action drop-down menu and select After Every Page from the Occurrence drop-down menu.
  3. To cut after each job, select Cut from the Post-Print Action drop-down menu and select After Job from the Occurrence drop-down menu.
  4. Click Apply, then OK.

These settings may be adjusted in Printer Properties* when printing your labels. NOTE: This will show as Preferences if accessing File > Print from DuraSuite Labeling Software.

Die-Cut Label Printing Instructions

LABEL SUPPLY CALIBRATION

Label supply must be calibrated to print die-cut labels.

  1. With the power OFF, hold the Feed button down while turning ON the printer. The LED will flash red 5 times, amber 5 times, green 5 times, alternating green and amber 5 times, alternating red and amber 5 times, and then turn solid green.
  2. Release the Feed button while the LED blinks red and amber.
  3. Follow directions in the next section, Driver Settings for Die-Cut Label Printing.

DRIVER SETTINGS FOR DIE-CUT LABEL PRINTING

Your printer driver has been preset to reduce the number of steps to be completed manually. You can change your settings by following these steps:

  1. For die-cut labels, select Labels With Gaps from the Type drop-down menu.
  2. Set Gap Height to 12 inches and Gap Offset to 0 inches (default).
  3. Click Apply, then OK.

B Mark Label Printing Instructions

LABEL SUPPLY CALIBRATION

Label supply must be calibrated to print B Mark labels.

  1. With the power OFF, hold the Feed button down while turning ON the printer. The LED will flash red 5 times, amber 5 times, green 5 times, alternating green and amber 5 times, alternating red and amber 5 times, and then turn solid green.
  2. Release the Feed button while the LED blinks green and amber.
  3. Follow directions in the next section, Driver Settings for B Mark Label Printing.

DRIVER SETTINGS FOR B MARK LABEL PRINTING

Your printer driver has been preset to reduce the number of steps to be completed manually. You can change your settings by following these steps:

  1. For B Mark labels, select Labels With Marks from the Type drop-down menu.
  2. Set Mark Height to 12 inches and Mark Offset to 0 inches (default).
  3. Click Apply, then OK.

Cutting Labels in Intervals

To cut labels in intervals, set “Occurrence” to After Specified Interval. Set the interval to the number of labels needed, then click Apply to save your settings.

Adjusting Print Speed

Choose print speed from the Options tab, clicking on the arrow to the right of the Print Speed drop-down menu. A 2” per second setting is recommended.

Adjusting Darkness

Change darkness settings from the Options tab, dragging the slider on the Darkness bar. Darkness can be adjusted in single increments from 0 – 15. Keep the Graphics Format settings on Automatic.

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When satisfied with all your settings, click Apply, then OK. Your driver is now set up and ready to create labels.

NOTE: You may need to change print settings to optimize the DuraLabel PRO/PRO 300 for printing with some ribbons and specialty supply. Higher speeds generally require higher densities. If a ribbon wrinkles, lower the darkness. Increase darkness to ensure all ink is being transferred from the ink ribbon.

More Support Options

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

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