Effortlessly Design, Manage, and Print Your Labels In-House
Posted on February 22, 2021
…. All with CQL Pro Labeling Software
In the labeling industry, it’s no secret that having in-house labeling software can improve efficiency, saving time and money by effortlessly managing the combination of artwork and data that make up a label file.
With the help of professional labeling software, like CQL Pro, artwork can exist in various image types like png, jpg, pdf, tiff, etc. Data can come from multiple data sources such as your company’s ERP or another external database. Additionally, enjoy the ability to add other common label elements, such as barcodes, QR codes, date of manufacture, expiration dates, lot codes, etc.
Label Image Types
If you’re looking to print high-quality labels, it requires a suitable, high-quality printing file. Here’s a brief outline for anyone who may be newer to the industry:
Vector: vector graphics are mathematically-drawn points, lines, curves, and shapes. When scaling a vector image file, as it’s not low resolution, there’s no loss of quality, so it can be sized to your desired scale. Vectors are widely used for logos, line art, 3-D renderings, text, and variable data like barcodes.
Raster: raster graphics consist of individual, colored pixels that compose a single image. While great for photographic elements and textures, these files can be sized smaller but not larger as it’ll compromise the resolution quality. A sufficient resolution of at least 300dpi is recommended for these to avoid poor print quality. ( jpg, png, and tiffs are common raster image types)
PDF: As PDFs can use both vector and raster graphics, they’re typically the optimal choice for label designs.
How Can CQL Pro Labeling Software Help?
First, what exactly is CQL Pro? Compatible with any label printer in the market with a Windows® driver, CQL Pro is AstroNova’s advanced labeling software that allows users to easily design and print custom labels for color and monochrome label printers. Complete with Label Designer and Print Manager, users can create and edit label designs, design printer profiles, and easily monitor or create print jobs across any label printer model.
With an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, this software makes creating and accessing your label files simple and allows users to quickly print multiple jobs with differing designs and varying quantities, all without interruption.
Additional features include a label converter for easy conversion, job monitoring for in-process print jobs, and an easy-access launcher with shortcuts to your recent designs, print manager, print jobs, and more.
Learn more about CQL Pro labeling software and how integrating it can help you design, manage, and print your labels in-house.
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At AstroNova, we offer a total labeling solution. We provide the tools you need to integrate production efficiencies into your business and keep up with industry demands from a wide variety of label printers, materials, technical support, training, and a library of support videos. Contact us to schedule a free, web-based demonstration and to speak with one of our specialists!