It’s important that you have good labels. Scanned labels are accurate labels!
Here are some random thoughts on how to make good labels:
- Make sure that you aren’t printing to “Fit”. You want to print “Actual Size”. If you print to “Fit”, the labels will print off of the labels.
- If your labels end up off, what is most important is that the full width of the barcode, the price, and the consignor number
- It’s important that you are not printing in color. When several colors overlap to make black, the barcode doesn’t scan well. Print in black.
- Laser print! If you have an inkjet printer, you may want to consider finding a place where you can laser print. Inkjet printers are much more likely to not print a quality barcode.
- If you look at your printed label, and it looks at all fuzzy, it will not scan. Please reprint.
- Barcodes must be white! You may not use colored labels.
- You cannot copy your barcodes more than once. So for example:
- Print your barcodes directly on labels, and put the labels on tag templates, which you then copy to use as your tags.
- Print your barcodes on paper, and then copy the paper barcodes onto labels, which you then put directly on your tags.
What are your tips?