Printing Labels from DuraSuite

Last Modified: 07/30/2021
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To preview the label before printing, click File, then Print Preview on the menu bar. If you’re satisfied with how the label looks, close the Print Preview window.

To print your label(s) click File, then Print. A Print dialog box opens. Select the appropriate printer and click Preferences button. A Printing Preferences dialog box appears. Next, click the Stock tab and select the media settings (continuous or die-cut labels). Then set the Post-Print Action (Cut) and Occurrence.

Up to 99 labels can be printed at a time. Printing selections default to a quantity of 1 (as well as to other original settings) with each printing job.

NOTE: The following steps do not apply to the DuraLabel Catalyst. For DuraLabel Catalyst printing instructions, please refer to the DuraSuite supplemental guide included with your printer.

Quick Print

To print with only one click, click the Quick Print button on the toolbar. The currently displayed label prints using the most recent settings.

NOTE: Changes made in printer preferences under Printers and Faxes on your computer (Windows XP) or Devices and Printers (on later Windows versions) may affect DuraSuite even while the program is running.

Print Special

print-special-durasuite-softwareClick File, then Print Special from the menu bar. A selection box appears with options to: “Print All,” “Print Current Selection,” or “Print Custom.”


Click Print All to print every label in the database for the selected module. A dialog box appears asking if you want to print all labels. Click either “Yes” or “No.”


Print Current Selection prints all labels in the current Search/Project.


Print Custom displays a choice of RTK label chemicals and substances. In the “Available” section highlight the label(s) you want to print. Using the top arrow, move the selected labels from the Available section to the Selected section.

Click OK when all the desired labels have been selected. One of each label you selected will be printed.


Print Sign selection will print a page-per-letter or page-per-length. To print a sign, click File, then Print Special, then Print Sign. A Print Sign dialog box opens. Enter the width of the supply you will use and click OK. The DuraLabel printer will print as many strips as necessary to complete the entire sign. For instance, if you design a 12" x 16" label and are printing on 4" wide label supply, your printer prints four 12" x 4" labels from which you can create a 12" x 16" sign. You also have the option to set page overlap to assist with alignment.

Printing Photos or Colored Images

printing-photos-colored-images-durasuit-softwareIf a photograph or colored image has been used on the label, you’ll need to set the dithering. Dithering converts the continuous tones of a photograph into the black and white dots printed by printers, such as DuraLabel thermal transfer printers.

After selecting the printer, click Preferences. A Printing Preferences dialog box appears. Click the Graphics tab and select the Dithering option you want. Most labels with images print best with at least halftone dithering chosen.

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