QuickStart Label Printing Kit

Printer Settings


Adjusting Darkness

Seagull DriverZDesigner Driver | In BarTender® (Seagull) | In BarTender® (Zebra) 

Calibration

Seagull Driver / Diagnostic Tool | ZDesigner Driver

 

Adjusting Darkness with the Seagull Driver:

If you are using the Seagull driver and having poor print quality you can follow these steps to adjust the darkness (heat) of your printer.

  1. Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers.
  2. Right click your printer and select “Printer Preferences”.
  3. Go to the options tab and deselect “Use Current Printer Settings”.
  4. From here you should be able to adjust your darkness level.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Note: Zebra printers will have an additional option. EIM recommends using the “Absolute” option rather than “Relative” for consistent printing.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Adjusting Darkness with the ZDesigner Driver:

If you are using the ZDesigner driver and having poor print quality you can follow these steps to adjust the darkness (heat) of your printer.

    1. Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers.
    2. Right click your printer and select “Printer Preferences”.
    3. Go to the options tab and locate “Darkness”.
    4. From here you should be able to adjust your darkness level with the drop down menu


 
 
 
 
 
 

Adjusting Darkness through BarTender® with the Seagull Driver:

If you have an existing template with poor print quality you will need to adjust your darkness (heat) level within BarTender®. Follow these steps.

  1. Open the print dialog (ctrl + P).
  2. Click document properties.
  3. Go to the options tab and deselect “Use Current Printer Settings”.
  4. From here you should be able to adjust your darkness level.

Note: Zebra printers will have an additional option. EIM recommends using the “Absolute” option rather than “Relative” for consistent printing.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Adjusting Darkness through BarTender® with the Zebra Driver:

If you have an existing template with poor print quality you will need to adjust your darkness (heat) level within BarTender®. Follow these steps.

  1. Open the print dialog (ctrl + P).
  2. Click document properties.
  3. Go to the options tab and locate “Darkness”.
  4. From here you should be able to adjust your darkness level with the drop down menu.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Calibrating Printers with the Seagull Driver:

An easy way to calibrate your printer is through the Seagull Driver! Follow these steps to calibrate your printer.

  1. Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers.
  2. Right click your printer and select printer properties.
  3. Go to the tools tab.
  4. Click Action > Run Calibration.


Note for TSC printers: If this doesn’t work you’ll have to use the TSC Diagnostic tool found here:

TSC Diagnostic Tool

  1. In the Diagnostic Tool click Calibrate Sensor.
  2. Under Media Type choose the correct type of label.
  3. Under Auto Calibration click Calibrate.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Calibrating Printers with the ZDesigner Driver.

  1. Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers.
  2. Right click your Zebra Printer > Printer Preferences.
  3. Click to Tools tab.
  4. Confirm “Action” and “Calibrate media” are selected.
  5. Click Send.


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