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Printing multiple copies of a single label - Alpha Five Version 9

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  • Printing multiple copies of a single label - Alpha Five Version 9

    We recently upgraded a workstation to a Windows 7 machine. A Panasonic KX-P1624 dot matrix printer is connected to this machine to print one up labels using Alpha Five Version 9. We want to be able to run multiple copies of a single record label. On the old workstation it did this easily. On this new workstation it will run multiple copies, of a single record label, but the printer advances a full page length of one up labels in between copies. What we want is for it to print multiple copies and only advance down to the next label as it makes its copies.

    If we run labels for multiple records, and NOT the same record, it works as expected. It simply prints a label and moves down to the next label for the next record.

    I thought the template might be corrupted so I created a new one and it does the same thing.

    My ultimate goal is to be able to run many labels or multiple copies of labels, one at a time, and have it work. I am open to suggestions on how to do this with both the current dot matrix printer and also open to suggestions of a different printer that might accomplish this. I looked at the current printer driver and can't see any settings to change.

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    Re: Printing multiple copies of a single label - Alpha Five Version 9

    I don't have V9 loaded, but in V11 there is an option to set the value of how many of the same labels you want.
    The problem is the page throw for the printer, so have you checked to see if there are any new drivers for it?
    There is no guarantee that the printer driver you have is current.
    Look here - shows which Epson driver to use.
    See our Hybrid Option here;

    There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
    Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


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      Re: Printing multiple copies of a single label - Alpha Five Version 9

      Since you asked for suggestions, here's an easy work around. Use a temporary table to hold multiple copies of the desired record. Base your labels on the temp table. Write an action script to:

      a) zap the contents of the temp table
      b) prompt the user for the number of copies to make
      c) copy the desired record to the temp table, the desired number of times
      d) run the labels on the printer

      It's not pretty. It's not elegant. It should work just fine.