[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] ***SPAM*** Re: Spine Label Printers?
don.mcmorris at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 20:55:31 EST 2010
I'm just curious, what couldn't they get working? I used the Twin
Turbo at a previous job (as a library clerk). Even though that
library wasn't an Evergreen library, I would've expected the TwinTurbo
to be just fine...
I remember I did set up 2 printers in Windows for the same physical
device - each one defaulting to a different side of the printer. We
then set our ILS (not Evergreen) to use the printer for the side of
the printer we had the label stock... In our case, I believe we used
7/8" x 1+5/8" labels from a third-party (IE: non-Dymo)
manufacturer/supplier... So, even though our ILS did not save the
printer settings (which side of the printer we wanted to use), we set
up the print driver so it would be "hard-coded" in...
One thing I was considering doing there as well was set up half of the
Dymo to print receipts - the one station we used for cataloging was
occasionally used as a second circ station when we were busy... not
frequently enough to justify a $300 receipt printer, though. We never
did do this, and I forget why - possibly because of restricted paper
width or sticking different sizes/types of receipt paper rolls... But
I'm glad to hear there's been success with the Dymo LabelWriter!
On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 5:42 PM, Daniluk, Judy <jdaniluk at ntrls.org> wrote:
> Some of our libraries are happily using the Dymo 400 Turbo (with
> single-column label stock), but one library tried a Dymo 450 TwinTurbo and
> was not able to get it to work with Evergreen.
> One library is exporting data from Evergreen in csv format and then using
> Microsoft Word’s Mail-Merge feature to print multi-column labels.
> Judy Daniluk
> Technology Consultant, North Texas Regional Library System
> jdaniluk at ntrls.org 817-201-6778(cell)
> From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org
> [mailto:open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Joe
> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 12:30 PM
> To: Evergreen Discussion Group
> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Spine Label Printers?
> Some libraries have been surprised by the amount of noise a given printer
> generates, something not typically listed in catalog or web retail.
> Single-label thermal printers tend to be the friendliest in that regard,
> and small and quiet enough to fit at most workstations. Great for replacing
> damaged labels at the circ or reference station.
> I'm not sure about your library's situation, but if they are going to print
> in large volumes, you should also consider a laser printer. Thermal
> printers can do high quality (i.e., reliably scannable barcodes), but the 51
> labels-per-minute of the Dymo 450 (current version of the 400) is still
> about a fifth of that of the HP LaserJet 4050 (8.5ppm @1200dpi x 30 labels
> per page = 255 labels-per-minute). To be fair, I should also say that Dymo
> makes "turbo" and "dual" versions of their LabelWriter, but they're still
> not that fast.
> Regarding stock and durability, a combination of standard office-quality
> labels and super-adhesive "label protectors" like these seems to be more
> effective starting with higher quality adhesive labels on big print runs.
> The reason is that the HQ labels tend to be thicker and jam in the printer
> more often, and still don't match the protector's grip. The permanence of
> the label may not be as important to your libraries as it was to my former
> clients (K-12 schools and juvenile prisons), but I thought I'd mention it
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Amy Terlaga <terlaga at biblio.org> wrote:
> Hi all—
> What is your library system using to print your spine labels with Evergreen?
> One of our libraries (going live in March) is looking for a low-cost spine
> label printer recommendation and we’d like to hear the good (and bad)
> experiences out there …
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