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Insight Asset Management -> print inventory labels on zebra Label printer

Dear community,

in our Insight, we manage a lot of different assets, including all the computers/notebooks.

today, there are 5 (!) different labels on each notebook. (e.g. label with the asset-ID, one label with the first level support phone number, one label with the organisational unit using the notebook, etc.)

Labels are manually created, printed on a laser printer. As we are working in a healthcare environment, labels do not survive desinfectants.

Short: it is a mess.

 

My idea: I would like to by a Zebra ZD621 label printer and print one label, and in a quality, which survives the harsh hospital conditions.

 

The Zebra printer uses a special printing language: Zebra Programming Language (ZPL). Is there a way to get Insight to deliver the needed information in that spedific syntax to a USB-connected printer?

Any ideas are very much appreciated.

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Hi Schneich,

I had a similar case as yours : printing asset labels on a Zebra printer, from Windows environement. You are right about Zebra Programming Language, but there exist also Windows drivers (provided by Zebra) that could make your life easier.  My use case : labels where generated in PDF format, then printed to the Zebra printer. Hope this will help.

hi Aexis Neveu,

 

thank you very much for your input. I was told that one could print "images" on a Zebra printer, but it seemed to be a bit difficult. Or is it as easy as printing on any other printer?

Hi,

I used to work as an Industrial IT engineer, and at that time, I was using the Zebra Programming Language; and I remember that printing image on industrial zebra printers what not so easy (if I remember well, image file must first be uploaded to the printer, then referenced into the ZPL code sent to the printer). When printing using the Windows driver, you don't need to bother about that : we put the company logo on the asset label I used to print, and it was properly printed. The printer model was different : don't remember it, but it was an office printer, not an industrial one, so I assume it should be fine with your model too. If not already done, contact a Zebra reseller, which will be able to answer your questions, and provide you with the right printing media you need, suitable for healthcare environment.

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