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Erik Bernérus

Hi,

We frequently have a problem where an operator accidentally selects a printer with a different media, and thus overwrites settings in the printer.

What I would like to accomplish to solve this situation, is for each label.btw file, set which printers that should be able to print the label. For example, we have roughly 15-20 printers in our organization, where 5 of them is used to print a certain label, 3 of them another, 2 of them another, and the remaining each have different medias. We would like to have only 1 label file for each label, to minimize risks when updating the label. Therefore, we do not want 5 copies of the same label, each set with different default printers.

Therefore, is it possible to lock the label file to a number of specified printers? The operator then clicks on the label in Print Station, is presented with the limited number of available printers for this label, and chooses one of them. Note that the operator still has to have the other printers connected to their computer, as they print other labels as well.

Thanks in advance!

Erik

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Erik Bernérus
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Does anyone have a solution for the above mentioned problem?

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Robert Hartley
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I have a similar issue. I want to limit the printers a label can print to. The users have a tendency to pick the wrong printer when they print labels. Does anyone know of a way to accomplish this using print portal?

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Russell Moore
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hmm.  I'm guessing this isn't possible given the age of this thread and the lack of options.

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Pete Thane
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Depends on your BarTender version. In 2019 and 2021 you can restrict printers in Administration Console via this option:

If you use the Default Printer option too you can set a specific printer as the default printer to use with BarTender and leave the normal (Windows) printer as a different device.

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Russell Moore
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Pete, 

Thanks.  I should have been more clear.  I'm using 2021 and trying to avoid giving users an option to select a printer in the Print Portal web applications.

 

As documented here for previous version:

https://support.seagullscientific.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006224613-Print-Portal-Limiting-labels-to-printers-by-user

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