Avoid cheap power strips, avoid extension cords, use a managed battery backup with email alerts, and don't overload outlets with too many printers
Liberty Sales Detail report generates a 576 error when the Default Printer is set to a Jewelry printer.
HP has posted a vulnerability alert that could allow a hacker access to your WiFi network via your wirelessly-connected HP LaserJet printer.
We're finishing up a two-computer network setup for a new client, Kismet in Downingtown, PA. They're utilizing a total of 3 dedicated tag printers for their store. One for each style of tag/label they'll be using. If you print enough of any particular style of tag or label in your consignment store, then you can reduce the amount of issues you run into when it comes time to swap out your rolls of tags.
From time to time, you might need to perform a Memory Dump on your Zebra thermal tag printer. This will "clear" the Zebra and effectively recalibrate the printer. If you were trying a different driver or tag settings, the Zebra printer might need a Memory Dump to sort it out.
Want to see what tags look like from the various consignment software programs? Here you go!
Windows is an Operating System, one that most of you are running – well, all of you if you’re running consignment software. Just like any application software, Windows is updated from time to time. I’m not talking about going from XP to Vista or 7. Within each version of Windows, it is constantly updated. The majority of the time, these are security updates (to help keep your computer protected from vulnerabilities). This is “The Good” portion of Windows updates.
Some of these updates aren’t specific to Windows though. Hardware devices (e.g. printers) can receive updates from Microsoft. This is “The Bad” portion of Windows updates; well, at least it can be.
The reason I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss the good and bad sides of Windows Updates, is because your tag printer can be affected. You know, the little device that is basically the life blood of your business. If you can’t tag items, you can’t put inventory out on the floor for sale.
In a recent update, I noticed Microsoft recommended one for my Zebra LP2824 driver…
Now, I’m not saying that installing this update is going to break everyone’s tag printer. What I am saying is, any change to your printer driver (the software that makes your tag printer function) can lead to undesirable results. Even the slightest change can cause alignment issues, skipping tags, etc.
So it’s a double-edge sword keeping your system up to date. You want to make sure Windows is updated and secure. You don’t want to just let any and all updates come down, not without your knowledge.
When you're just getting started, it can be confusing (to say the least) trying to weed through all the details. Which computer should I buy, which printers do I need, etc. This post will discuss the hardware that will make any resale store owner's life a little easier.
Buying printers for use with consignment software can be confusing. Should you purchase from your software vendor? Take a chance and buy one on eBay? This article covers everything a resale store should consider when purchasing a tag printer.
This post discusses the thermal tag printers. These are the printers most resale stores use with their consignment software. We'll cover models, port types and provide some recommendations.