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Printing Spine Labels

Settings on the Physical Printer

  1. Make sure the "Paper Release Lever" on the right side of the printer is set to Level One (inside right)
  2. Make sure the tractor feed lever is set in position 2 from top (outside right)
  3. Vertical alignment of tractor feed labels - line up bottom edge of last label with edge of printer where labels feed in to paten (use the LF (line button on front of printer to adjust incrementally)
  4. Horizontal alignment - 43 mm from edge of printer flange to edge of tractor feed label stock.

(Note: all other options for setting font, cpi, etc. indicators on the front of the printer will be overridden by Millennium software settings as outlined below).  Tip: If you lift the plastic cover and the printer beeps, that means it has moved offline despite still being powered on.  This can cause a disconnect with the PC.  Power "operate button" off/on to clear buffer.

Printing Settings in Millennium:

IN EACH NEW SESSION when printing labels you need to go through all steps below. After the initial label in a session, you just need steps 1-3, then on the prompted window click “Print”.

  1. Retrieve a record
  2. Open an item record (Click “Summary” button on the top menu bar to switch from the bib record to an item record)
  3. On the top menu bar, select Tools / Print Monographic Lable (Label Printer) 

4. A smaller window prompted out .  On that window, select File / Select Printer / Label Printer. 

5.  Select “Local Printer” on the prompted out window

Select Printer dialog

 6. On the prompted out window,  under General / Print Service / Name , Select the “Name” of the Epson Printer

7.Under Format tab set (see dialog window below):

  • Radio button set to text
  • Lines per page to blank or 0
  • Font size to 8 (default)
  • Character margin to 0 (default)
  • Click "Print" button to apply

8. Click Ok, and go back to the window of the step 4

9. Click Print, then select Local Printer. Click Ok.  

Select Printer dialog

10. On the prompted out window,  under General / Print Service / Name , Select the “Name” of the Epson Printer. Then click print.

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