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GK420t MEMORY PROBLEMS - CANNOT PRINT VARIABLE BAR CODES

Hello kind problem-solvers :) This is our problem: 1) We have a ZEBRA GK420t print. 2) We are using ZebraDesigner 2.2.2 (Build 2728) (2009) as a software on Windows XP or 7. 3) We need to print labels with Variable bar code data, with an increment of 1, so changing the value of the bar code with 1 every next label. I follow the Bar Code Wizard of the Zebra Designer soft and set the counter with great care but the counter doesn't work. No matter if I check the 'Use printer's internal counter' or not, nothing happened. The bar code stays at the first number who has been set. The same if I try to set a counter for a variable text field, time field etc the starting number do not grow at all, altough it prints in this original configuration. It seems that there is no memory at all in the printer or software, to make the counter work. Please give me a hint and receive my gratitude in advance :)

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    aron.ovidiu Feb 20, 2012

    I find how the counter works - the quantity has to be set on the print-comand panel but the problem remains because it prints all the labels in a row, without pausing between labels.
    I need to introduce 2 variable text-fields at every next label.

    For example I need to label an inceasent number of objects, everyone with its particular weight and price.
    So I need the bar code counter working in the background on its own, and 2 variable text-fields (keyboard inputs) that have to be filled at every label, so the printing have to stop for fill in at every new label.

    Please help.

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11. Do a normal calibration of your stock and print a label.

You are done. The machine will run for the labels you have setup the sensors for. Unfortunately, you must do this for each of the media types. To automate this, you could run a Configuration listing, capture the settings you just created for each type of label. Take these to a programmer to have them send the setup to the machine before the job. This is beyond the scope of this type support to really help you.

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