Use the following process to print full sheets of bin tag labels on a laser printer.

Follow these procedures in this order:

  1. How to download the Microsoft Access Templates
  2. How to batch the bin tags in Paladin
  3. How to print the bin tags with Microsoft Access
  4. How to reset the bin tag flags

How to download the Microsoft Access Templates

Note: The 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. In Paladin, on the Maintain menu, click Download, and then click MS Access Templates (Signs, Labels).
  2. A file with the latest templates will start to download. When the download is complete, a Database Successfully Downloaded message will appear. It may take a few minutes for the download to complete.
  3. Click OK to close the message window.

How to batch the bin tags in Paladin

In this procedure, you will use the Bintag Information File report to specify the bin tags that you want to print and then create the batch file. In the next procedure, you will use the file to print the bin tags with Microsoft Access.

  1. In Paladin, open the Reports module.
  2. In the Report Area pane, click Inventory, and then click Labels.
  3. In the Report List pane, click Bintag Information File.
  4. In the Choose Report pane, click Next or press F12.
  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.) will initiate a bin tag reprint using the following steps:

    1. On the File menu, click Setup.
    2.  On the Company tab, in Tag Styles pane, in the Reprint Tag When Specific Columns Are Changed options, select the values that will cause 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 (see steps in default option above.)

  7. DO NOT select the Reset bin tag flags You will do this later, after you have printed the bin tags. This is a 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.
  8. In the Sorting Options pane, click Run Report or press F12.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

How to print the 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 procedure is temporarily stored on your computer and used for this process.

  1. In Paladin, in the Reports menu (above the Inventory module), select MS Access Templates. Microsoft Access will open and load 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, see our 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 Configuration: On the File menu, click Setup. On the Company tab, in the Tag Styles pane, in the Default Bintag Style list, select the bin tag format you want to use.

  4. In the BIN TAG SORT 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.

How to reset the 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 these items next time.

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

  1. Start Paladin and open the Reports module.
  2. In the Report Area pane, click Inventory, and then click Labels.
  3. In the Report List pane, click Bintag Information File.
  4. In the Choose Report pane, click Next or press F12.
  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 (second procedure above).
  6. In the Additional Settings pane, select the Reset bin tag flags? checkbox.
  7. In the Sorting Options pane, click Run Report or press F12. A red progress bar will appear while 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.

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

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Printed on: 9/23/21