Please review the following tips to ensure your tags scan quickly and efficiently. Having to manually enter tags that do not scan is frustrating for our cashiers and customers!
1. Disable your "pop up blocker" on your computer.
2. Don't use designer cardstock. Please use plain white cardstock. This can be purchased by the ream at Walmart, Target, OfficeMax or Staples. Tags printed on regular paper WILL NOT be accepted in to the sale.
3. Align your print cartridges. Printer cartridges in inkjet printers can get out of alignment, especially when you change cartridges. This can cause the edge of the barcode not to be clean and straight. There should be a utility that came with your printer software that allows you to align the print.
4. Don't print too dark. It is better to print a little light than too dark. Don't print on the "High Quality" setting, print on the normal setting. This is especially true for inkjet printers. Some cardstock papers can "soak up" the ink when it is sprayed too dark, causing the edges of the barcode to be fuzzy and not scan. The edges of the barcode need to be crisp.
5. Don't "scale" the printing. When actually printing the tags, do not adjust the scaling on the page. They should print at 100%, just like the tag is generated. If you use the "shrink to fit" option, or change page scaling to something other than 100%, it will adjust the size of the barcode, which makes "gaps" between the dark bars and can cause the barcode to be unscannable. We have adjusted the format so your tags will now print 10 per page, instead of 6.