Zebra Designer Label Designer
Here you can download free ZebraDesigner2 label designer v.2 and ZebraDesignerPro2 paid label editor demo.
Zebra Designer software has been released to replace Bar One v.6.0 software. Unfortunately, this program does not support working with label files of the previous software.
Special offer: printing trade labels on a receipt printer
The main advantage is the previously unprecedented functional content combined with an unprecedented price reduction.
You can compare the versions of Zebra Designer with each other, as well as evaluate the benefits of the functional content of the novelty, according to the table below:
An updated version of the designer was released recently. Zebradesigner 2 with additions and improvements.
In addition to the two versions of the label designer already available, Zebra has released another version of the ZebraDesigner XML designer. It is designed to design and print labels on printers with XML support.
In our case, the printer’s support for XML necessarily implies that it supports the ZPL language at the same time. This is necessary because the label format is created in the ZPL language, loaded into the memory of a printer connected to the Ethernet network, and the XML document is a means of delivering data to the label fields and specifying the number of printed labels. Thus, it is possible to organize the printing of labels (according to a format previously created and loaded into the printer) on a printer without direct connection to a computer, having only a connection via a print server to an Ethernet network. XML document can be sent from any ERP system.
Zebradesigner XML Label Designer supports one of the following operating systems: Microsoft P ® P Windows P ® P 98 SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP, or 2003.
Zebra Designer for mySAP ™ Business Suite
Zebra and SAP have long ago announced a strategic partnership. As part of this partnership, a special edition of Zebra Designer for mySAP ™ Business Suite was developed. An update to this program was released in October 2007. To be able to print any necessary labels directly from the ERP SAP R / 3 system using the Zebra Designer for mySAP ™ Business Suite software package and documentation for it, perform:
- Installing the Zebra Printer Driver on an R / 3 System
- Creation of the layout (s) of the label (s), which must be used when working with the R / 3 system, indicating the variable fields, the data for which will be transferred from the system;
- Generating a special format for mySAP ™ Business Suite, called a SAP script, for all created etiquette;
- Writing the created SAP scripts to the necessary folders and directories.
In the future, all actions for printing labels should be performed directly from the R / 3 system. Please note that only printers with ZPL language support can be used to work with this program.
Zebra Designer for mySAP ™ Business Suite supports one of the following operating systems: Microsoft P ® P Windows P ® P 95, 98, NT, 2000.
Minimum system requirements:
- Windows 98, SE with 32 Mb RAM (64 Mb recommended)
- Windows ME with 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
- Windows NT4 with 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
- Windows 2000 with 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
- Windows XP with 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
- Windows 2003 with 128MB RAM
- VGA monitor or better
- Hard disk with 130 MB free disk space
- CD-ROM drive
- Internet Explorer 4.01 or later, with latest HTML Help updates (available on CD).
Windows 2000 and Windows XP do not require HTML Help update.
Review of budget printer Atoll BP21
Note that, in addition to the textual review of Atoll BP21, we also offer a video that clearly demonstrates the main features of installing, connecting, configuring and using a label printer.
Packaging and delivery set Atoll BP21
As a rule, the packaging of label printers, even in top-end and expensive models, is distinguished by the presence of vivid illustrations and great information content. Budget Atoll BP21 is no exception and comes in a simple box made of thick cardboard, on the top cover of which, however, the main advantages of the device are listed, such as: high printing speed, low noise, the presence of various connection interfaces, etc.
Atoll BP21 delivery set includes: the printer itself, a block and cable, power supply, a USB cable and a disk with drivers for connecting a thermal printer to a PC and proprietary software. Detailed instructions in printed form are available. you can download it on our website or on the manufacturer’s website (more on this below).
Protect the printer and components from possible damage during transportation by special cardboard inserts inside the package.
Design and appearance of Atoll BP21
Thermal printer Atoll is very compact. 220x165x105 mm (measurements in “Inter Ay Di”). And the supplied power and PC cables are long enough. Thus, special problems with the placement of the device in the user are NOT expected.
To give a visual representation of the compactness of the BP21 By placing a few photos of this next to various objects:
The case of Atoll BP21 is made of fairly high-quality plastic and has a completely standard shape for compact label printers (compare with Zebra ZD410 or TSC TDP-225). Meanwhile, in aesthetic terms, the Atoll printer loses to its competitors. after all, this is a budget utilitarian device, in the creation of which the manufacturer focuses on completely different qualities of the device.
There are only two buttons to control printing from the printer. “Pause” and “Feed”. The first button is used to pause printing, and the second is needed to scroll and calibrate the labels. All in all, a very simple and intuitive solution.
Both control buttons are located on the top panel of Atoll BP21. next to the status LEDs, which are also two: blue “On line” (located on the left) and red “Error” (“Error”, to the right). Note that when the printer is ready for operation, the blue indicator is continuously lit. Read more about the types and meaning of light signals in the user manual posted on our website.
The BP21 Atoll label slot is located under the printer’s top cover. To lift it, you need to push the clamp on the front of the case. The clamp is moderately tight, and functions (at least in our copy) without visible problems. But when you lift and return the cover to its place, you can hear how the braid of the cables leading to the print head of the thermal printer creaks.
Atoll BP21 allows you to install label rolls up to 110 mm in diameter. The roll is put on a removable plastic roller (25.4 mm) and pulled under special guides. At the same time, only one of the guides is fully movable. the right one, and the left one has a limited stroke (about 1 cm), so when installing small-width labels, the media will be shifted to the side. There are no mechanisms (for example, a special wheel, as in the TSC TE200) that facilitate the movement of the guide, the Atoll printer is not provided and all operations have to be done manually, moreover, with noticeable effort. Of course, this is inconvenient and even fraught with label jams, but over time, you will probably get used to such features.
Some complaints and concerns are caused by the design of the label holder. First, the shaft is NOT the most secure in the grooves and when moving the printer it often falls out along with the roll installed on it. Secondly, the ring stop, which serves to fix narrow labels, has special “petals”. They prevent the roll from shifting, but only allow the ring and roll to move along the shaft in one direction. The likelihood of damaging the petals by pulling the stopper too hard “in the wrong direction” seems to be quite high.
For connection to a PC, USB Type B and RS-232 connectors are displayed on the back panel of Atoll BP21. There is also a power socket and a network port for connecting to the cash register. The switch is located at the back, which, taking the compactness of the printing device, does NOT cause inconvenience.
Concluding our inspection of Atoll BP21, let’s pay attention to the lower panel of the thermal printer. It is made of metal and is attached to the body with screws. In the corners there are thick rubberized feet to keep the BP21 stable on the ground. The product label and precautions for use also include the logo of Gprinter, the direct manufacturer of the printer.
Labeling and Calibration Atoll BP21
The process of installing media in the Atoll Thermal Label Printer is intuitive and will NOT be too difficult. The not very convenient design of the guides and the limiter, as mentioned above, of course, requires more careful handling, but, in general, these shortcomings are not critical. The only thing, when installing a roll with narrow labels, it should be taken into account that first a limiter is put on the shaft, and then the roll itself.
The calibration mechanism at BP21 Atoll is performing better than expected. When testing the printer, when installing new media, one or two presses of the Feed button were enough to align the labels with the tear line. If this method does not help, you can run the forced calibration and self-test of the printer. To do this, turn off the power, hold down the “Feed” button and turn on the printer again. test data will be printed and the labels will fit exactly along the tear line.
All processes for installing a roll of labels in the Atoll BP21 thermal printer and subsequent calibration are clearly demonstrated in the following
Connecting Atoll BP21 to PC
Usually connecting label printers to a Windows PC via USB does NOT cause problems, and in our case BP21 Atoll connected to the PC quite easily. However, as practice shows, it is during the connection process that many BP21 users have difficulties. Let’s dwell on this issue in more detail.
Connecting to a Windows 7 PC
Connect the Atoll BP21 label printer to the PC via USB, then turn on the printer power and install the printer driver on the computer. The driver is available on the included disk. If the computer has an optical disc drive, the driver can be downloaded from the Inter ID website or from the Atoll online file archive.
To download the driver from the “Inter Ay Di” website, scroll down the Atoll BP21 thermal printer page and open the “drivers” section. Further. Download an archive file called “Driver for Installation” onto your PC. The path to this file is shown in the following screenshots:
To go to the Atoll file archive, open the manufacturer’s official website (atol.Ru) and follow the menu path: “About the company”. “Service and support”. “Download center”. On the page that opens, click on the Download Center link again. In the archive, select the folder “Printers CC”, in it. “ATOL”, and in it. “BP21”. To install a printer on a Windows 7 PC, you need a rar file called “Gprinter barcode printer driver NiceLabel”.
If you downloaded the Atoll BP21 driver from our site, unpack the zip-archive and open the generated folder. Then run the “PrnInst.Exe” file and follow the instructions of the installation wizard. When prompted to select the desired printer from the list of available devices, select the Gprinter GP-2120T. Atoll BP21 is under this name. Next, specify the USB connection port, click “finish” and Confirm the software installation.
The driver is installed in the same way from the haze disk from the Atoll file archive (in this case, the driver will be named “Gprinter barcode printer driver NiceLabel”). Note that the BP21 manual prepared by the manufacturer specifies another way to install the Atoll printer driver in Windows.
If everything is done correctly, the thermal printer will appear on the PC in the Devices and Printers folder. Again like the Gprinter GP-2120T. For convenience, it will be possible to rename it to BP21 Atoll (right click, “Rename”), and print a test page to check its functionality.
Connect to Windows 10 PC
To connect the Atoll BP21 thermal printer to a Windows 10 computer, go to the Atoll online archive (see the path above) and download the file “gprinter” from there. Unpack the downloaded file, then run “PrnInst.Exe” and follow the instructions that appear. We remind you that the printer must be connected to a PC via USB and turned on.
In the list of available devices that appears, you need the Gprinter GP-2120T. You will also need to specify the correct USB connection port.
The installed printer is displayed in the “Settings” of the system, in the “Printers and scanners” section. Go to the printer control menu (left click, “Control”), you can rename the device, set print settings and / or print a test page.
The process of installing Atoll BP21 drivers on PCs with Windows 7 and Windows 10 is also presented at
Creating and Printing Labels in NiceLabel Desiner SE 6
The free NiceLabel Desiner SE 6 label editor comes bundled with Atoll printers and is also available for download in the online file archive (see above) and on our website. The program can be easily installed on a PC running Windows, has a Russian-language interface and allows you to create labels containing a variety of objects: text, images, bar codes, etc. If the functionality of NiceLabel Desiner SE is not enough for some reason, you can purchase the extended Pro version. However, the latter is NOT free.
To create a label in NiceLabel, start the program and select “New Label” in the wizard that appears. Next, you should set the dimensions of the label and indicate the orientation (portrait / landscape).
At this stage, you can also configure additional print parameters such as speed, intensity and type. To do this, click on the “Properties” button next to the name of the printer and enter the required values in the window that appears. Note that you can return to configuring print and printer settings at any time. you can access them in the File section of the NiceLabel main menu.
When all parameters are set, click “Finish”. The label editing window will open:
To add objects to the label, just select them in the menu on the left and drag them to the working field, after which you can enter the necessary data. For example, print text or enter numeric values for a barcode. As a test sample, we created a label containing the EAN-13 barcode, text and the Inter ID logo.
The Atoll BP21 printer only supports direct thermal printing at 203 dpi. With the default settings for print speed and intensity (10 cm / s and 8 points, respectively), we got prints of quite acceptable quality.
Creating and Printing Labels with BarTender
Bartender is a popular Alternative to proprietary label editors. The program is available in paid and free versions, supports equipment from various manufacturers, has a friendly interface and has advanced functionality. In addition, BarTender can integrate data from other files. So, when printing barcodes, variable numeric values can be imported from Excel tables.
After installing and launching BarTender, click Create New Document, then. “Blank template” and specify the printer, in our case, Gprinter GP-2120T (or Atoll BP21, if you changed the name). If necessary, set additional print settings by clicking on the button “Document Properties”.
At the next stage, the program offers to select a set of labels, that is, indicate the size of the label, the objects used and their location alongside each other. This can be a ready-made kit (provided by the driver), or a completely new one. with custom settings.
To create your own kit, leave the “Specify custom parameters” active and click “Next”. Then set the length and width of the label and specify the orientation. The next step. setting the label background. can be skipped. This completes the configuration of the parameters of the new label for the printer Gprinter GP-2120T (Atoll BP21). Now click “Finish” to open the working area of the label and start editing.
For test printing, we prepared a label in BarTenter with almost the same set of objects as in NiceLabel Desiner SE 6. Only instead of a linear EAN-13 barcode, we used the two-dimensional PDF417 encoding. We also added a date pointer.
The resulting print looks like this:
When testing budget devices, you unwittingly lower the bar and DO NOT expect either high quality or outstanding results from the product. Meanwhile, the Atoll BP21 thermal printer performed very well. Yes, it has drawbacks: Not a very good design of the label holder and guides, the need to install drivers in Windows 10 (all previously considered printers were detected by this OS immediately after connecting via USB). In addition, the manufacturer’s desire to save money sometimes affects the quality of materials, although not in a very critical way.
On the other hand, Atoll BP21 is easy to use, it calibrates the media for gap without any complaints and provides a reasonably clear print even with the default settings. In general, he copes with his direct responsibilities with dignity, and for a thermal printer (the price is on the Inter ID website at the time of publication of the review). This is perhaps the main thing. Additionally, we note the support for connecting to a PC via a serial port and the ability to slightly expand the functionality of the printer by installing various accessories: an external holder or rewinder.
We recommend the Atoll BP21 label printer in cases where the daily print rate is low and there are no special requirements for the print quality. For example, do not print too small print. Of course, the compact size of the thermal printer should also be taken into account.
An alternative to Atoll BP21 can be the Zebra ZD410 thermal printer, which is also small in size. If you need thermal transfer printing (long-term preservation of the label and greater resistance to external influences), you should pay attention to the TSC TE200. This model has the best value for money in its category.
Atoll BP21 Label Printer Specifications
|Print type||Direct thermal|
|Printhead resolution||203 dpi|
|Max. Print width||54 mm|
|print speed||127 mm / s|
|media width||20.60 mm|
|Media thickness||0.06. 0.20 mm|
|Roll outer diameter||up to 110 mm|
|Inner diameter of label roll||25.4mm, 38.1mm|
|Types of labels||Check tape, etiquette tape|
|sensors||Media Out, Gap & Black Mark Sensor (Fixed)|
|memory||Flash memory. 2 MB RAM. 2 MB|
|Built-in fonts||Here is FONT 0 to FONT 8, Simplified Chinese font, Traditional and Korean font Bitmap fonts, 10x magnification horizontally and vertically Rotate 0 °, 90 °, 180 °, 270 °|
|Linear barcodes||Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, EAN 128, EAN13, EAN132, EAN135, EAN8, EAN82, EAN85, Codabar, Postnet, UPC-A, UPC-A2, UPC-A5, UPC-E, UPC-E2 UPC-E5. MSI, Plessey, ITF14, EAN14|
|2D barcodes||printing supported|
|graphic arts||BMP and PCX|
|programming languages||TSC Command, ESC / POS|
|PC connection interfaces||USB (type B), RS-232 (DB-9)|
|Control||“Feed” and Pause buttons|
|LED indicators||Power (On line, blue); Error (Error, red)|
|Dimensions (manufacturer data)||220 160 110 mm|
|Weight (manufacturer data)||1.1 kg (printer only)|
|Power Supply||Voltage. 12 V, Current. 3 A|
|operating temperature||5 ° C. 45 ° C|
|storage temperature||-40 ° C. 55 ° C|
|Humidity||Operating: 20-80% non-condensing. Storage: 10-90% non-condensing|
|accessories||External label roll holder, external label rewinder|
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ATOL VR21 label printer: instruction
ATOL BP21 is one of the most affordable label printers in the Atoll line. ATOL BP21 label printer is very compact. it can be installed even in conditions of limited space. This printer is well suited for small retail outlets that print up to 3000 labels per day.
How to install a label roller in ATOL VR21
The BP21 Atoll label slot is located under the printer’s top cover. The label roll is installed in several steps:
- Open the cover of the device by pressing the corresponding button.
- We take out the old roller of labels, Install a new one.
- Tightening the media under the guides.
- Adjust the guides to fit the width of the underlay.
- Close the cover of the device.
To print wide labels, the stopper must be removed. The maximum label width is 57 mm. Atoll BP21 allows label rolls up to 110 mm in diameter.
How to connect the ATOL BP21 printer to a computer
Atoll BP21 has USB Type B and RS-232 connectors for connection to a PC.
There is also a power socket and a network port for connecting to the checkout.
The switch is located at the back.
- Making sure the printer is off.
- Connect the power supply first to the network, and then to the printer.
- Connect printer and computer via USB port.
- Turn on the printer.
How to install drivers for connecting ATOL VR21
The first time it is connected to a PC, the label printer will be detected as removable media. The drivers will be installed independently.
To install printer drivers, do the following:
- Select “add printer” in the “devices and printers” window.
- Click on the item “add a local printer”.
- Select the USB port, through which printer is connected to the computer.
- Specify the path to the driver installation file.
- We select the model of the device Gprinter GP-2120T.
- Enter the name of the printer in the appropriate line.
- Click on the button “next”.
- We are waiting for the complete installation of the drivers.
To check the successful installation of the drivers, go to the “Printers and Faxes” folder, check for an icon with the name of the printer (maybe that was specified by you earlier) in step 6.
Indicators ATOL VR21
The ATOL BP21 printer has two indicators in the form of red and blue LEDs.
Indicators provide important information for preventing errors and correct operation of ATOL BP21, so you need to pay attention to them when working.
Blue on, red off. working mode, you can print.
Children off, red blinks twice. there is paper, you need to replace the roll with a new one.
Children off, red blinks twice. the device cannot detect the gap. Press the FEED button or turn off / and turn on the device.
Children off, blinking red. printer cover is open, close.
Alternately blue and red blinking. the print head of the device is overheated. I need to let her cool down.
Blinking blue, red off — The printer is paused. To continue printing, press the PAUSE button again.
Self-testing ATOL VR21
Printer self-test is necessary in order to determine the printer settings.
After setting up the printer, you need to test it for errors. The calibration mode is used for this.
- Turn off the printer.
- Squeeze the paper feed button (on the panel it is called FEED). Turn on the device.
- I release the button the moment the printer starts printing.
All states and settings at the current time will be displayed on the receipt tape. The report will reflect not only information about the model and general base units, but also the print width for the current settings, density, printhead status parameters, etc. Will be indicated. After self-test, the printer performs a calibration.
Atoll BP41 label printer. Connection, setup, errors
Usage and main characteristics
Thermal label printer is widely used for printing images or text information on a special material. a tape with a heat-sensitive layer. The principle of operation is as follows: The print head heats up to a certain temperature and comes into contact with the ribbon, forming an image. The functionality of the new Atoll bp41 model allows you to apply the product name, bar code, manufacturer’s data, logo, address and other important information. Produces 2,000 labels per day at 2.5 seconds per label print speed to meet the daily needs of small and medium businesses.
The main advantages of the model:
- Durable plastic housing.
- The presence of sensors allows you to control the operation of the printer (parameters of the ribbon, end of paper, gap, opening the cover, etc.).
- 203-pixel print head.
- Fast print speed. 127mm / s.
- The maximum label size is 10x30cm (the most common format).
- 1D and 2D thermal printing.
- Intuitive interface and Russian-language driver.
- Easy maintenance: easy belt replacement, no special maintenance required.
Connection and configuration
The printer is compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10 and connects to the PC with a USB cable. Connection is simple and easy. a bootable CD with NiceLabel driver and label design editor is included in the package. You don’t need to call a wizard to load a tape or set up, an ordinary employee of the company will handle this.
To set up the printer for the first time, do the following:
- Unpack the printer and place it away from direct sunlight or heating appliances. Recommended room temperature up to 30 ° C.
- Open the housing cover and take out the holder on which the roller with the tape is put.
- Install the holder back into the device, first we bring the end of the tape out through the guides. Adjust the guides to the width of the tape.
- Close the housing cover and connect the device to the mains.
The printer is calibrated to the desired ribbon size automatically. The settings are set by default, but you can change them as you like. Connection to a computer is carried out as follows:
Connect USB cable to Atoll printer bp41 and PC.
Install the included Windows driver boot disk into the PC drive.
Open the “Start” menu and call it “Add a printer”.
In the window that opens, enter the name Atoll bp41 and the USB communication port. Start installation.
After installing the driver, you need to register the settings: label height, paper type, density, print speed, parameters for tearing and cutting, and others. To do this, click the “Settings” menu in the window that opens. The current settings can be viewed by clicking “Show Printer Info”.
Print a trial label.
The command to roll an empty label, setting the printing mode, pause or resume is controlled by the “FEED” button. In the tabs you can configure the parameters of communication via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Elimination of possible errors
The LED display evaluates the operating status of the printer and possible errors. Green light means normal standby. The indicator will blink during printing. The user should pay attention to the indicator changes and do the following:
Blue. RAM check error. Restart from PC required.
Pink. overheating of printheads. Turn off the power or in the settings reduce the print speed.
Red. the device cover is open. Check the tightness of the cover.
Red Flashing. No paper. Replace the tape.
Yellow. low supply voltage. Check connectors and power wire.
Yellow Flashing. paper jam. Remove the jammed tape and refill. Execute strictly with power off.
White. pauses printing. Reboot printer. Check for a print job using the PC program. Undo and redo again after a while.
If the LED is off, check the cables and connectors for correct connection.
The most common problems that a user may encounter in the process of work, as well as ways to eliminate them, are given below:
Lack of printing. May be caused by incorrect configuration of the communication interface. You should check the connection settings in the program.
Incorrect tape placement due to sensor misalignment. Open the cover and check its position. Will fix it to be in the range of the paper width.
Poor print quality: Paper is not loaded correctly, or density and speed are adjusted. Actions: reload paper or change software settings. It can also be the result of dirty or malfunctioning printheads. The thermal head needs to be cleaned or replaced.
Printing does NOT end. The tape might not be aligned or the mark size is incorrect. It is necessary to correct the position of the tape or set the correct size of the mark.
Important Make sure that no moisture or foreign objects. clips, buttons, etc., get inside the device. It is recommended that you periodically clean the head, sensors, rubber roller and guides, as well as if the print quality deteriorates. Contamination is removed with a cotton swab moistened with a weak alcohol solution or a special liquid. If you follow the simple rules of operation, the printer will work for a long time and without interruption.