PLEASE NOTE that Limble's preferred method of printing QR codes is with Avery labels because of the wide availability of label sizes, types, and durability (e.g., resistant to heat, sun, chemicals, etc.). To learn more about printing with Avery labels, read this article: Printing Labels with Avery Labels.
Brother has their own label printing software called "P-touch Editor." This software is compatible with several Brother printers, including the PT-P750W, QL-700, QL-810W, and PT-P700.
This article will teach you how to make custom labels for your Limble Assets and Parts using Brother Printers.
Downloading P-Touch Editor
This will direct you to the Brother Installer. Under windows, click "Download".
Agree to the EULA, Download the software, and allow it to make changes to your device.
The software will automatically select that printer if you have already connected your printer to the computer using a USB cable. If your printer is not already connected, select your printer under "Select Installation - Compatible Printer."
Follow the instructions and finish installing the software. Once the software is downloaded, you should see the P-touch editor added to your desktop.
Select your Product Category, your Product Series, and your model name.
You will be directed to the downloads screen. Click "Mac", choose your OS Version, and click "OK."
You will see a page of download options. Download the Printer Driver and follow the instructions it guides you through.
Connecting Brother PT-P750W
Plug the power cord into the power adapter. After, plug the other end of the power adapter into the printer and the power cord into a power outlet.
Using the USB Cable, plug it into the printer's USB port and connect it to your computer.
Note: By connecting the printer with a USB cable, you will need to print using the P-Touch Editor. There is an "Editor Light" button on your printer. Make sure the light is NOT lit.
Using P-Touch Editor
Choosing Your Label Type
When you open the software, you will be prompted to choose from a variety of label types. Before you choose your label type, verify your P-Touch Editor is set to the correct printer.
When you have verified your printer, click on the "Asset Management" section.
Under "Asset Management", select "EquipmentLabel2" and click "Create".
Note: You can select any preferable label, but our team has found that "EquipmentLabel2" is the easiest to make changes to.
You will see your label template in the software. Go to "File" and click "Open."
Find the QR Code Excel Spreadsheet that you downloaded from Limble. For information on how to do this, read our article "QR Code Overview."
Note: If you don't see the spreadsheet where you saved it, make sure "Files of type" shows "All Files".
After you have imported your spreadsheet, this window will appear. Click "Next."
Now you can start customizing your information fields. Focus on the "Merge Fields" section. "Layout Object" lists the information fields on the label template. "Database Field" lists the information you can auto-populate those information fields with.
In the "Merge Fields" section, click on the column "Database Field." Database Field will pull up a drop-down menu of the information fields in your imported spreadsheet. In this example, clicking "Asset Name" with auto-populate the Field "Name" with the information from your spreadsheet.
When you get to "Bar Code," click the field "Work Request Portal URL."
When you click this field, the bar code should display as "Invalid."
After your information fields have been associated, click "OK."
Changing your Bar Code
Your label should display your auto-populated fields, including an "Invalid" bar code. To update this bar code, double-click on it.
This will pull up a window with your bar code properties. Click on the "Protocol" tab.
Under the Protocol list, scroll down and click "QR Code." This should display a QR code on your Sample section. Click "OK" when you are finished.
A QR Code will display on your label. From here, you can move and change the size of your information fields by clicking and dragging them.
If you want to add an information field, highlight the information you want to add from the Asset list under your label. When that is highlighted, right-click and copy that field.
After, left click on your label and click "Paste."
You will have the option to choose between "Text" and "Bar Code." Click on the appropriate field.
You should see the information field added to the label.
Printing Multiple Labels
If your QR Code Excel Spreadsheet had information for more than one Asset, those labels will be listed after you import that information.
You should see those Assets underneath your customized label.
To scroll to the next label, click the blue arrow. To skip to the end of the labels, click the blue arrow with a line.
All of your imported labels will follow the same setup; the information fields will auto-populate with information dependent on the asset.