For cloud solutions we work exclusively with our partner Loftware and their NiceLabel Cloud products. This belongs to the various cloud subscriptions and also the local Label Management Software products.
The latest version of the Control Center in the cloud solution offers extended options for managing printer drivers and printer settings. Driver packages can be installed and used as base for printer installations on the workstations from a central point. These packages are available for all printer manufacturers and can be added using drag & drop.
For the organization of printers, printer groups can be assigned to each branch or department. In addition, certain printer settings can be managed in profiles. This can be useful to activate a cutter via profile or to print slower and with less density with special label materials.
In the settings for Windows printer drivers, there is a difference between the page formats which corresponds to the dimensions for labels and the printer options that apply to the printer regardless of the page format.
In the Maintenance tab, you can reset all settings to the default and also switch back to use printer internal settings only. The measurement unit could be set and a test print is also possible. Also pay attention to the driver version in the Help tab to ensure that the driver version is V10 or higher.
The printer options provide access to the settings that directly affect the printout. For some values you could specify if printer internal settings will be used or the driver overwrites the settings in the printer. Important parameters are print speed, print density, the printing mode and possibly position corrections. The material preview gives a good overview how the label will be printed.
Some print options are available in the Print Mode tab. In addition some settings affect advanced functions such as barcode inspection systems or RFID support, if the printer offers this. The graphics mode has settings for converting colored graphics to be printed in black and white. With the customer-specific commands you can send data to the printer in the printer language and activate printer-specific functions if necessary.