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I wonder whether there is some manual available on how to set up a label printer given the fact that it uses a Seagul driver?

I'm completely in the woods with 'Printing preferences', and 'Printer properties' with 'Preferences' and 'Default settings', 'Standard settings' and 'Current settings'.

 

When I choose one given paper size, it seems to be part of 'Standard settings', and when I choose another, I get 'Current settings'. I can redefine the standard 'USER' setting, it seems. so I get two kinds of USER settings, while I also can add additional paper sizes. This all does not seem to make sense to me.

 

Anyone can offer some enlightenment please?

 

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It looks like I'm beginning to understand a little how to make custom paper sizes, but it is pretty obfuscated and in my opinion there is room for improvement of the printer driver. Alas, the driver installs in my native language, so I do not have the English names for them, so I'm guestimating...

 

In the preferences dialog, I need to define new paper sizes for the <default settings>, so I click new, and in the dialog that appears, I am presented with fields for a name, an ID (what for?) and dimensions of the label size and margins. If I fill in those margins though, the new paper size will only be present as <current settings> when I leave the dialog. I noticed that it stays under <default settings> if I only fill in a name, quit the dialog, click Apply, go back to the new page format settings and fill in the remaining fields, leave the dialog again and apply. Try to explain this to someone new to label printers...

Than the orientation image: at first I wondered what the red arrow meant, but ok, that must be the direction the label is printed. I find it quite confusing that the changing the orientation seems to change the format of the label and the printing direction, while in reality it is the text itself that rotates...

There seems to be some confusion in the terminology of orientation also: acording to the java development kit, portrait means: image along the short size of the media, and landscape means image across the long size of the media. But manipulating the label size, you can get the opposite in the driver...

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Note that orientation when printing has nothing to do with the shape of the page, and everything to do with the direction of flow that your document content follows as concerning the the direction of print of the physical page.  Portrait for a thermal printer means that your document will be printed the right way up on the printer as you face it.  Landscape means the document will print the left/right edge of the on screen document first.  The application in use can either simlify or complicate this depending on how an application implements it's own page setup dialog.

 

You can change the language of the driver if you wish via the "Tools" tab, "Driver Options" button, and then the "Regional Options" tab.

 

I suggest you download and test a Trial edition of BarTender in order to better understand how this all works: http://www.seagullscientific.com/label-software/barcode-label-printing-software-download.aspx

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Thanks, managed to change the language. I'm afraid that Bartender won't help me. I've got to print labels from within java, but I'm only able to detect *some* standard stock sizes (4 * 4 is not detected f.i.) and manually created stocks are not detected at all, unless I don't specify dimensions. It looks like the USER size can be detected, if only I change it in small amounts every time until I've reached the size I need. Very weird behaviour.

Your definition of orientation is clear (so the jdk's notion is incorrect), but I find the display in the driver confusing. The printing direction does not change, so I'd suggest it would be clearer if the text were rotated and not the printing direction and the label.

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