Create and Customize Your Own Labels

You can create and customize your own labels (or tags) in ItemPath.

These labels can include your ItemPath fields so that each label has its own specific data.

Printing Labels

Labels can be printed when you check in an item.

Create a Label

Select Labels from the tabs along the left menu.

Create a new label by clicking "Add Label" and give it a name.

Specify the width and height of the label (in inches).

Click the orientation of the label to determine which direction it will print: normal or inverted.

Adding Objects to the Label

You can add text, lines and boxes, images, bar codes (Code 128), QR codes and UPC-A codes.

Click on one of the objects. This will add it tothe label.

You can move and resize the object on the label.

Setting up the Objects

Your objects can have data that is made of these components: Text, Fields, Date & Time, and details from Items, Item Types, Partners, Locations, and Users.

You can string several static and dynamic components together to make a "multi-element" object.

Click on the object on your label.

For Text objects, select the Font and Size.

Click the "Edit Variables" button to configure your object.

Add the components to your object in sequence.


Special cases:


Dates and Times

There are many ways to format dates and times, and you have full power over how you want to format them.

Select Time from the drop-down.

Refer to this guide to format your dates and times.

Examples:

YY/MM/DD: %t/%-m/%-d

JAN 15, 2016: %^b %d, %C


GS1 Bar Codes

GS1 bar codes are widely used in many industries. See the GS1 website for details.

You can build GS1-128 bar codes in ItemPath with the Application Identifiers (AIs) you want.

Type in the AI followed by the corresponding ItemPath field that you've created for this data.

Special Bar Code Characters

Start C: If you are using Code 128 Subset C which is based on an even number of numeric digits, encode the Start C character by including <; at the beginning of your data string.

FNC1: To specify that this Code 128 bar code follows the GS1 AI structure, insert the FNC1 character by including <8 after the Start C character or at the beginning of your data string. Also use the FNC1 character after any variable-length data field that does not end the bar code, again by inserting <8 before the next AI.

Examples (these assume you have added a "code" field to the item type (see here):

>;>801[item_type:code]15[field:date - best before]21[item:code]

and

>;>801[item_type:code]15[field:date - best before]10[field:lot number]<821[item:code]

A common practice is to show the human readable contents of the bar code on the label. The above examples can then be built as human readable like these:

(01)[item_type:code] (15)[field:date - best before] (21)[item:code]

and

(01)[item_type:code] (15)[field:date - best before] (10)[field:lot number] (21)[item:code]

which could yield results like

(01)12345678901231 (15)140424 (21)10000001

and

(01)12345678901231 (15)140424 (10)121212 (21)10000001

Special characters are not supported

Only the standard ASCII-128 characters are supported by the Zebra font used at this time. Contact us if you need special characters.