How to Create Professional Barcode Labels with IDAutomation Barcode Label Software
If you need to print barcode labels for your products, inventory, or assets, you may be looking for a simple and affordable solution that works with your existing printer. IDAutomation Barcode Label Software is an advanced, easy-to-use, WYSIWYG barcode label printing software application that prints barcodes, text, and graphics on standard laser or inkjet printers, in addition to labels on thermal transfer barcode printers[^1^].
In this article, we will show you how to create professional barcode labels with IDAutomation Barcode Label Software in a few steps.
Step 1: Download and Install IDAutomation Barcode Label Software
The first step is to download and install IDAutomation Barcode Label Software on your Windows computer. You can choose from three versions: Standard, Professional, and Free. The Standard version supports popular linear barcodes such as UPC, EAN, Code 39, and Code 128. The Professional version supports everything the Standard package does and includes QR Code, Data Matrix, MICR, PDF417, Maxicode, Micro PDF, and DataBar with additional database connectivity and advanced VB scripting capabilities. The Free version supports only Code 39 and Extended Code 39; all other functionality is the same as the Standard version[^2^].
You can download the demo or free version from the IDAutomation website[^2^]. The demo version is fully functional and is only limited by an intermittent watermark. The free version may only be used by individuals and organizations that have a gross annual revenue of less than $500,000 USD or are classified as nonprofit for tax purposes[^3^]. If you want to use the software for commercial purposes or remove the watermark, you can purchase a license from the IDAutomation website[^1^].
Step 2: Launch IDAutomation Barcode Label Software and Create a New Label
After installing the software, launch it from your desktop or start menu. You will see a welcome screen that gives you some options to start creating your barcode labels. You can choose to create a new label from scratch, open an existing label file, use a pre-designed label template, or use the label wizard to guide you through the process.
For this example, we will create a new label from scratch. Click on the "New" button on the welcome screen or go to File > New. You will see a blank label design area where you can add your barcode, text, and graphics elements.
Step 3: Add a Barcode Element to Your Label
To add a barcode element to your label, click on the "Barcode" button on the toolbar or go to Insert > Barcode. A barcode properties window will pop up where you can select the barcode type, enter the data to encode, adjust the size and appearance of the barcode symbol, and apply any advanced options such as check digits or human-readable text.
For this example, we will use a Code 128 barcode type with the data "IDAutomation". You can enter any data you want as long as it is compatible with the barcode type you choose. You can also use serial numbers or constant fields to generate dynamic data for your barcodes. After entering the data, click on the "OK" button to insert the barcode element on your label design area. You can drag and resize the barcode element as needed.
Step 4: Add Text and Graphics Elements to Your Label
Besides barcodes, you can also add text and graphics elements to your label to make it more informative and attractive. To add a text element, click on the "Text" button on the toolbar or go to Insert > Text. A text properties window will pop up where you can enter the text content, choose the font style and size, align the text horizontally and vertically, and apply any effects such as bold or italic.
For this example, we will add a text element with the content "IDAutomation Barcode Label Software" above the barcode element. You can enter any text content you want as long as it fits on your label. You can also use database fields or VB scripts to generate dynamic text for your labels. After entering the text content, click on the "OK" button to insert the text element on your label design area 061ffe29dd
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