Give us a call at 1-888-326-9244 and speak with an expert.
When Toro is in Desktop Mode, with its screen and keyboard folded away, it can receive print jobs from a PC just like a desktop printer. You will need to connect your Toro to your PC with a standard USB cable (USB-A to USB-B).
Like visuals? You can view the instructional tutorial here: DuraLabel Toro User Guide
When connecting your Toro to a PC for the first time, follow these steps.
When printing from a PC, Toro’s automatic setting selections will be overruled by the manual controls in the Printing Preferences window. 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 the necessary changes.
The best way to adjust these settings is through the Devices and Printers window:
This window has several tabs: Page Setup, Graphics, Stock, Options, and About. (The About tab has no options, only information about your driver software.)
The first tab of the driver settings is for basic label controls, such as print orientation.
For most label designs, the orientation will need to be set to Landscape. 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.
The less common settings, available on the other tabs, can also be set for you automatically from this tab. Simply choose an option from the Presets dropdown menu; these match the settings that are available in Toro’s Standalone Mode. The most common setting here is 3 Default.
This 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 (the default setting); for complex labels with multiple shades of gray, the Halftone option is usually best.
This tab includes options for different types of label stock and how your Toro will handle them.
For nearly all label materials, the Print Method should be set to Thermal Transfer (the default setting). 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:
If the wrong Media Type has been selected, Toro may print and cut in the wrong place on your roll of label stock, or it may give an error.
This option decides whether Toro will cut your labels from the roll of supply (the default option) or take no action after printing (which will leave your labels connected to each other).
If you want Toro to cut your labels, you can also set when the cutter operates: after every label (the default option), after identical copies, after a set number of labels, or after each complete print job.
When needed for troubleshooting, you can adjust the print speed and darkness settings for your Toro here. The darkness setting controls how much heat is used to transfer the resin “ink” onto the label stock during the printing process: some supplies require more or less heat for the best print quality.
If you have any questions about using your DuraLabel Toro 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!