Notes:

  • Bin tags measure about 2 inches-by-1 inch have and have an adhesive back.
  • Shelf tags measure about 2 inches-by-1 inch and are designed to be placed in a holder.

This article provides instruction and information on the following:

How to download Microsoft Access templates

Important: This procedure is for single stores only. If you are a multi-store client, contact Paladin Support for assistance.

Note: Paladin MS Access Templates do not automatically download when they are updated. This procedure will download the latest version. If you do not follow this procedure, you risk printing bin tags without a barcode.

  1. Verify that Microsoft Access is installed on the computer.
  2. In Paladin, from the main menu, select  Maintain > Download > MS Access Templates (Signs, Labels).

When the download is complete, a confirmation message appears.


Figure 1: Download Successful message window 

  1. Click OK to close the message window.

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How to batch bin tags in Paladin

You use the Bin tag Information File report to specify the bin tags that you want to print and then create the batch file. 

  1. In Paladin, on the top ribbon, select the Reports module.
  2. In the Report Area pane, select Inventory > Labels.
  3. In the Report List pane, click Bintag Information File.
  4. In the Choose Report pane, click F12 Next.
  5. In the Bintag Information File window, use the Report Settings to specify the items you want to print. You can set ranges for any of the following: PartNumber, Department, Supplier, Class, Subclass, and/or Location. Most stores will specify a specific Supplier, Department or Location.
  6. In the Additional Settings pane, choose one of the following printing options:

Option

Description

Print All

Create a batch bin tag file for all the items matching the Report Settings.

Example scenarios for this option:

  • The gondolas at the front of the store are faded from sun damage; so, you want to reprint all the tags in those locations.
  • You added a new department and want to print the bin tags for the items in the department.  

Limit to items that require bin tags

This is the default selection.

Create a batch bin tag file for all items that require a new bin tag. Bin tags are typically required when an inventory value, such as price, has changed.

It is important to use this option to reprint bin tags after you process EDI for your primary supplier. This ensures that prices on your store shelves match the prices in Paladin that were updated by EDI.

You can specify which inventory value changes (such as price changes, department changes, etc.) that will initiate a bin tag reprint using the following steps:

  1. In Paladin, from the main menu, select File > Setup.
  2. Select the Company tab.
  3. In Tag Styles pane, in the Reprint Tag When Specific Columns Are Changed options, select the values that you want a bin tag reprint.

Print changes since

Create a batch bin tag file for all items that changed after a specific date and time Date and Time you define. Changes that trigger a new bin tag are defined in the Reprint Tag When Specific Columns Are Changed setting on the Company tab in Paladin Configuration as noted above.

  1.  DO NOT select the Reset bin tag flags. You will do this later, after you have printed the bin tags. Precaution: If you select this option now, you risk losing the bin tag batch file in the rare scenario that you need to recreate this batch bin tag file.
  2.  In the Sorting Options pane, click F12 Run Report.
  3. A red progress bar will appear while Paladin creates the batch bin tag file.

Note: If you are batching bin tags for a large number of items, this process may take some time to complete.

  1. When Report Complete appears the lower right corner under the Sorting Options pane, the file is created, and you can click Cancel to close the Bintag Information File window.

Note: The file is sent to your computer to: C:\PaladinPOS\Export\BintagInfo.txt

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How to print bin tags with Microsoft Access

Use the following procedure to print the bin tags using Microsoft Access. The bin tag information you batched in the last section is temporarily stored on your computer and used for this process.

  1. In Paladin, from the main menu, select Reports > MS Access Templates. The Microsoft Access Report opens and loads the Paladin templates.
  2. In the Access Report window, select BIN TAGS.

    Note: If you are using shelf tags (non-adhesive 2”x1” tags), select SHELF TAGS.

  3. On the BIN TAGS tab, select the bin tag style you want to print. Most stores use Bin Tag #1. To view the available bin tag layouts, refer to the LSTR Catalog.

    Note: If you find a new bin tag style you like, and you are using a desktop label printer for your one-off tags, you can change the default tag style for that printer in Paladin:
    Select File > Setup. Select the Company tab, and in the Tag Styles pane, in the Default Quantity Break Bintag Style list, select the bin tag format you want to use.

  4. In the BIN TAG SETTINGS tab, select the PRIMARY SORT and SECONDARY SORT. You can sort by:
    • LOCATION
    • PARTNUMBER
    • DATE/TIME ORDER
    • NONE

      If you do not want to sort the bin tags, select NONE for both PRIMARY SORT and SECONDARY SORT.

  5. Click Run. Your bin tags will appear in Microsoft Access.
  6. To determine the number of label sheets to insert in your laser printer, click the Last Page button (the right facing arrow with the line in front of it) on the lower left-hand side of the screen. The number that appears tells you the number of label sheets required.
  7. Load the label sheets into the laser printer with the correct orientation, and then click the PRINT
    Tips
    :

    • To determine the orientation for loading your labels in the printer, insert a regular sheet of paper and write “T” (for top) and insert the paper with the “T” side up into the paper tray. Then, print a single test page of bin tags. Use the print out to determine how to load your bin tag sheets.
    • If the last page of bin tags only has a few labels, you can optionally print only the pages with a full sheet of bin tags. Then, manually print the remaining labels on the last page using your desktop label printer.
  8. When you have confirmed that all bin tag labels have printed correctly, click Cancel to close the Access Report window.

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How to reset bin tag flags

Use this procedure to reset the bin tag flags on the items you printed. This will prevent you from unintentionally printing duplicate bin tags for the items.

Note: The bin tag flag is the Print Later checkbox in the Inventory module on the General tab in Paladin.

  1. In Paladin, and on the top ribbon, select the Reports module.
  2. In the Report Area pane, select Inventory > Labels.
  3. In the Report List pane, click Bintag Information File.
  4. In the Choose Report pane, click F12 Next.
  5. In the Bintag Information File window, in the Report Settings and Additional Settings panes, select the exact same options that you chose to create the bin tags.
  6. In the Additional Settings pane, check Reset bin tag flags?
  7. In the Sorting Options pane, click F12 Run Report. A red progress bar will appear while Paladin processes the report and clears the bin tag flags.
  8. When you see Report Complete in the lower right corner under the Sorting Options pane, click Cancel to close the Bintag Information File window.

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How to set up bin tags and shelf tags on a mobile printer

  1. Open the LTSR Catalog.
  2. Determine which tags that you want.
  3. In Paladin, from the main menu, select File > Setup.
  4. Select the Network tab.
  5. Enter the Administrator Password.
  6. In the Network pane, in the RF Attached Printer list, select the mobile printer model.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Select the Company tab.
  9. In the RF Terminals pane, in the RF Printer Bin Tag Style list, select a Bintag Format #.
  10. Click Save, and then click Close.

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How to print bin tags or shelf tags from a mobile printer

  1. Make sure that the portable printer is connected to the RF unit.
  2. To sign on, press 1.
  3. Choose Overwrite SOH or Append to SOH.
  4. If the Bin Tag Output Devices Attached Printer message appears, press Enter.
  5. Select a Printing method.
    • To print all, continue though the prompts, and scan an item.
    • If you select print only items with a price change or location change, a bin tag will be prompted.
    • If you cannot select one of these options, you can enter a # during the sale price prompt.

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How to print a batch of bin tags or shelf tags from a label printer

  1. In Paladin, on the top ribbon, select the Reports module.
  2. In the Report Area pane, select Inventory > Labels.
  3. In the Report List pane, click Bin Tag Format # (choice of 1 -46).
  4. In the Choose Report window, click F12 Next.
  5. In the Bin Tag Format # window, in the Report Settings pane, add the parameters you want.
  6. In the Additional Settings pane, add the parameters you want.
  7. In the sorting Options pane, click F12 Run Report.

Next, perform the following to reset the bin tag flags on the items you printed. This will prevent you from unintentionally printing duplicate bin tags for the items.

  1. Repeat steps 2 -5.
  2. In the Additional Settings pane, add the parameters you want and check Reset bin tag flags?
  3. In the sorting Options pane, click F12 Run Report.

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How to add an individual bin tag or shelf tag to a batch on a label printer

  1. In Paladin, on the top ribbon, select the Inventory module.
  2. Enter the part number, and then recall the part.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. In the Item Information pane, check Print Later.

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How to print an individual bin tag or shelf tag from a dedicated label printer

  1. In Paladin, on the top ribbon, select the Inventory module.
  2. In the Part # box, enter the part number and press Enter.
  3. Open the General tab.
  4. In the Item Information pane, click Print Bin tag.
    Note: If a quantity price break is set on the item, a bin tag will print for the entire quantity break unless the Disable Quantity Break Bintags setting is selected in Paladin Configuration.

To access this setting:

  1. In Paladin, from the main menu, select File > Setup.
  2. Select the Company tab.
  3. In the Tag Styles pane, check Disable Quantity Break Bintags.
  4. Click Save, and then click Close.

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Individual bin tag specifications

Bin tag 47:

Description 1 – truncated to 22 characters
Description 2 – truncated to 22 characters
Suppliers – truncated to 5 characters

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If you have questions or suggestions about this information, contact support@paladinpos.com.

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Printed on: 10/05/22