In this article, we'll guide you through the steps of designing ZPL-type labels for your GoDEX printer using our preferred tool - Zebra's Designer 3 software. This software is free to download here.
Note : We understand that designing labels can be a technically advanced task. The Cloud Retailer Team is happy to assist via premium services contract.
1. Installing Zebra Designer
1.1 Download the Zebra Designer 3 application using the provided link
1.2 Once the download is complete, follow the instructions to set up the application on your device.
2. Label Templates
2.1 Instead of starting from scratch, we recommend using our standard set of label templates below :
Example Label Template used in the video below
2.2 To open a template, in your Zebra Designer 3 application, click Home > Open
Here's a short video taking you through how to use the Zebra Designer application and upload your designs to Cloud Retailer
3. Uploading Templates to Cloud Retailer
3.1 Once you've completed designing your label, you need to follow a few additional steps to ensure your design prints correctly within Cloud Retailer
3.2 At the top of the code you pasted in, add the following line :
<div style="font-size:0.5px; color:white;"><pre>
3.3 Remove everything from the top of the code you have to the first ^XZ and paste the following in its place
</pre></div>@Model.Location.Name<br>@Model.Data.Description<br>@Model.Data.PrimaryProductCode<br>@Model.Data.Price.ToString("C")<br><div style="font-size:0.5px; color:white;"><pre>^XZ</pre></div>
4. Adjusting Field and Barcode Placement
4.1 Before moving around the formatting follow this article USB/NET Printer configuration
4.2 If you need to move a text field, you can easily adjust its position by editing the numbers following the associated ^FO with the text you want to move
To move the field left or right, simply add or subtract from the first number
To move the field up or down on the label, add or subtract from the second number
4.3 If you need to move the barcode, apply the same logic in the previous step but modify the numbers following the ^FT in the code
5. Troubleshooting Blue Screen Error
If you encounter a blue screen error while loading the label designer, go to this article for further guidance :
6. Fine- Tuning and Assistance
All labels, even the most meticulously designed can need tweaking. If you don't feel comfortable doing so yourself we would be happy to assist via premium services.
To learn more about our Premium Services and its coverage, you can see the details here.
Average Time to Complete
30 minutes - Billable Time