Printing Labels

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Label Printing

IP label printing allows users to print labels from BSI directly to a designated printer using a printer's IP address. Printer object files (POF files) are used for IP label printing. Users are able to print labels throughout various managers and editors in the BSI client.

To configure an IP label printer in BSI:

  1. In the main BSI window client view, click on the Tools menu from the top toolbar, and then select Configure to open the BSI Configuration dialog.Tools Menu Configure
  2. Select the desired printer from the POF Printers drop-down menu, which contains a list of BSI supported printers. If you do not see your printer listed, please contact BSI Technical support. POF Printers drop down
  3. In the Printer IP Address field, enter the IP address of the label printer that was selected in the POF Printers drop-down menu. An example of the general format of an IP address is: "192.168.238.101"
  4. In Port, the field to the right of the Printer IP Address, enter the port number that is associated with the selected label printer. The port for printers is usually '9100'.
  5. When all desired changes have been made, press the OK button to save. To discard all changes, press the Cancel button.

The current supported printers are:

Supported Printers

  • Brady IP300
  • BradyIP600
  • Brady i5100
  • BradyPrinter 600X-Plus II
  • BradyTHT 600X-Plus
  • BradyPrinter BP6441
  • BradyPrinter 300MVP
  • BradyPrinter 300MVP-Plus
  • BradyPrinter BP3481
  • Zebra 110Xi4
  • Zebra TLP 3844-Z
  • Zebra TLP 3842
  • Zebra TLP 2844
  • Zebra ZM400
  • Zebra GC420T
  • Zebra GX430T
  • Zebra GX420T
  • CAB A4+/600
  • Easy Coder PX4i

Printing from the Labels Manager

In addition to printing labels from the Labels Manager, labels can also be printed from within a BSI table by selecting the Print Labels option from the Current Label column header menu, Toolbar or Tools menu.

To print labels from the Labels manager:

  1. Select the folder containing the label format to be used for printing in the left pane of the Labels Manager.  Any labels and sub-folders in the selected folder will be displayed in the right pane.
  2. Highlight the label format in the right pane by clicking on it anywhere in the row.
  3. Select the Print Labels button. The Label Creation Method dialog will open.Print Labels button
  4. Select which option to use for label generation:
    • Import label Data - This option will open the Import Wizard immediately. After the import, the Printing Label dialog will open.
    • Generate BSI ID Labels - This option will open the Generate BSI IDs dialog immediately. After the import, the Printing Label dialog will open.
    • Open Dialog with No Labels - This option will open the Printing Label dialog with no label data.Label Creation Method dialog
  5. The Printing Label dialog contains a data table for label information with action buttons across the top.  The columns and column labels will be taken from the label configuration created in the Label Editor.
  6. Continue to enter or manipulate the data manually, import data or use the Generate tool for BSI IDs or Sample IDs from the Printing Label dialog, if necessary.
  7. Select the Print Labels button or Print Labels from the File menu to print the labels.

Generate BSI IDs During Label Printing

Use this function to automatically generate a list of BSI IDs and add them to a specific column.  

To generate BSI IDs:

  1. From the Label Manager, highlight the label file to print with and select the Print button.Label Manager Print button
  2. In the Label Creation Method dialog, select Generate BSI ID Labels.Label Creation Method
  3. In the Generate Labels dialog, select a column in the pull-down menu labeled "Store generated IDs in column".  This column is where the generated BSI IDs will be entered in the Printing Labels dialog. The dialog can be filtered and the table column header menus can be accessed.
  4. Manually enter, generate or Import the Sample Ids. To generate:Generate Labels
    • Press the Generate icon on the toolbar, then enter the Starting and Ending Sample IDs. This will add each sequential sample ID between and including the starting and ending IDs entered to the table.Generate Icon
  5. Enter the Sequence numbers by:
    1. Enter the first sequence number to be used in the "Start Sequence" text box.
    2. Enter the number of vials in each sample in the "Number of Specimens" text box.
    3. Select the Generate button.  The table for sequence numbers will be populated with the range of sequence numbers, or, if the range is already taken, the next set of available sequence numbers.Generate Seq button
      • Press the Generate Seq button.  The Generate Sequences dialog will open:
      • Press the Insert Row button to insert rows to the table.  Enter the sequences manually or use Mass Change.
      • Press the  Import button to import sequence numbers to the table.Generate Sequences dialog
  6. Select Generate on the Generate Labels dialog.  The generated BSI IDs will be entered in the specified column.  The generated rows will be appended to the bottom of the table.  Additional label data can be imported by matching on the generated BSI IDs.Generate labels dialog