David’s Tech Tip – Agency and Warning Logos

ul-logosDo you sometimes have to print logos or warnings on your labels? You know – the UL or CSA logos, the little ESD logo, that kind of thing. I know that this can be a pain, finding a suitable image file, make it the correct size the fit on the label.

If you use Bartender as your label software, you’ll find a much easier way. The Seagull guys have taken the trouble to include a lot of the standard warnings and logos as Truetype fonts. This means you can place the logo on your label as a text field and scale it just as you would any other font – great idea.

To learn more, go into the Help menu index and double click Fonts. Then look on the right to find “Special Symbols.”  The help page will show you the families of symbols that are included as well as the corresponding keyboard key to enter them.

Here’s a useful example: a client needed to print the ESD symbol onto a label. Since he has BarTender, it is just a case of choosing the Seagull Electrical font for the text object and pressing 7 on the keyboard.

This is a really powerful and useful feature – thanks Seagull guys.

Want to learn more about using Bartender to solve your labeling problems and make life easier? Give me a call at 603-598-1553 x237.

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