QR codes are one of the most utilized features in Limble, and printing them on labels is easy to do.
With the exception of high-quality, durable-grade labels, you do not need any specialized equipment, software, or printers to print labels in Limble. We recommend using these labels from Avery.
In this article, learn what the labels will look like, how to access your QR codes and print them, which customization options are available, and best practices for making high-quality labels.
(Note: asset, part, and work request portal QR codes are not available to customers on the Starter plan. To upgrade your account or learn more, reach out to us using the chat bubble or email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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What the Label Will Look Like
To give you an idea of what to expect, a label with a QR code will look something like this:
How to Access QR Codes to Print Labels
Labels with QR codes can be made for both assets and parts.
To access QR codes and print labels for assets, go to Locations > Location > Assets.
To access QR codes and print labels for parts, go to Locations > Location > Parts.
From there, the process to access your QR codes to print labels is the same.
Click on the asset or part you’d like to print.
From the asset or part viewer, click on the QR code icon to access the QR code.
From the new pop-up screen, click the “Print Options” button, and select “Customize Print” from the drop-down menu.
Label Customization Options
Once you’re in the QR Code Customize Print pop-up, you’ll be able to customize your labels.
Limble offers lots of customization options, so you can include as much or as little information as needed to make use of your labels.
Under the Template header, you can customize the following:
Name comes in handy if you want to save your template for future use
Printer Type can be changed if you’re printing on a specialty label printer (again, this is not necessary for printing labels in Limble, but we offer the option.)
Paper Size (in inches)
Top, Bottom & Side Margins (in pixels)
Horizontal & vertical Gaps (in pixels)
Start at allows you to offset where the label generates on the page — great if you’re printing on a partially used sheet.
Included QR Code Types (Assets Only)
Under the Included QR Code Types header, you can select QR codes to serve two different functions for your assets:
Submit a Work Request will lead the user to the work request portal and link the asset to the work request automatically. This is beneficial if you have similar or a large number of assets within one location and are looking for specificity to help your team quickly identify the correct asset in place of the work request portal QR code.
Asset Information allows the user to pull up the asset viewer quickly on mobile without having to find it manually.
(Note: if you are printing labels for multiple assets, you will only be able to print off one or both types of QR codes.
For example, if you want work request QR codes for all of your selected assets, but only need asset information QR codes for some, you’d need to do both QR codes for all selected assets, or print each type of QR code separately. You will not be able to mix and match.)
For parts, you can only create one type of label since they are not linked to work requests. It will pull up the part viewer.
Available Information Fields
Under the Available Information Fields header, you can include information from the asset or part viewer on your label.
For example, you might want to include an asset’s make and model. For a part, you might want to include the vendor you purchased it from.
If you’re looking to bulk print labels for your assets and parts, adding additional labels is easy to do.
Click on “Add More” and choose the assets or parts you want to include.
When you’re satisfied with your choices, click the “Select” button.
(Note: make sure to be careful as you choose the assets or parts you want to include. You cannot individually delete QR codes once you’ve added them to your sheet, so any deletions would result in starting your template over again.)
At this time, we are unable to support branding- or design-related customizations (i.e. adding images or logos, custom fonts and colors, etc). If these are important for your organization, we recommend using Avery’s free label printing software to further customize your labels.
Once you’re satisfied with your customization options, you can save your templates for future use. To do this, click the “Save New Template” button.
How to Print Your Labels
When you have finished customizing your labels and are ready to print, you have two printing options:
The “Print” button will take you directly to the print screen.
The “Download PDF” button will export your template as a PDF. This allows you to save your set of labels offline for access at a later time.
Choose the option that meets your needs, and that’s it!
Printing Best Practices
Printing your labels the right way will save you future headaches. Here’s what we recommend to make the best use of your labels:
Use durable-grade labels. This will help your labels withstand harsh conditions and temperatures, and last longer. We recommend these from Avery.
Keep your labels simple. Avoid adding too many information fields, as this will make it harder for you and your team to read the label!
QR codes should be at least 1 inch in size. Anything smaller than 1 inch is difficult to scan and use.