Wasp Labeler 2D Setup Guide

Table of Contents

Step 1: Set up printer and Install Software
Step 2: Creating a New Label
Step 3: Setting Barcode Counts in AccuPOS Point of Sale
Step 4: Printing the Labels from Wasp


 

Step 1: Set up printer and Install Software

The first step when working with Wasp is to install the software. Close all programs and insert the Wasp Labeler CD into the CD-ROM. Follow the on-screen instructions for a typical installation of Wasp. Once installed, there should be a shortcut on the desktop.

If one isn’t present, go to:

Start All Programs Wasp Technologies Labeler Labeler
.

Next you need to install the printer drivers. Whether you will be using a HP Laser Printer (for example) or a Zebra Label printer, the correct drivers must be installed with the installation disks received with the particular printer hardware. Also, when using a dedicated label printer, it is a good idea to set the label size using the label printer properties.

 


 

Step 2: Creating a New Label

When Wasp first opens, you will be asked if you want to launch the “Getting Started Guide”.

Click “NO” and you will be left with a blank “New Label”.

pos wasp 2d new label

 

Click on the “Print” Tab and select “Layout”:

pos wasp 2d print layout

 

The “Page Setup” window will appear.

Select the label family and type. To determine what family and type your labels are, refer to the packaging the labels came in or contact the manufacturer of the labels. Click “Done” when you’re finished selecting the Family and Type Layout.

In the examples in this guide, Avery labels are being used because the printer is a Laser printer.

pos wasp 2d avery laser

 

Click back to “Design” Tab, after setting the label size to reflect the labels being used. In most normal cases, labels are consisting of “Barcode”, “Item Description” and “Price”.

Click the “Barcode” from the menu and drag to the blank label. You can adjust the barcode size to make sure it fits in your label.

Next is to add the “Text” for Price and Description. Using the same procedure above, drag the “Text” from the menu to the blank label twice to create a place holder for Price and Item Description.

pos wasp 2d label design

 

Click the “Data” tab from the menu and select “Access”.

pos wasp 2d data access

 

The “Data Source” window will appear. Select “Browse” and navigate through your network and select the AccuPOS database. The default path is C:\AccuPOS\accupos.mdb. If you moved the database to a different folder, or if it is through a network share, be sure to select the correct database.

Click “Apply” when done.

pos wasp 2d data source

 

Select “Barcode” from the pull down menu under “Data Source: Microsoft Access”.

Click “Remove All” to deselect the pre-selected columns, then, re-select ONLY the following:

• ItemCode
• tem Description
• Price
• Quantity

pos wasp 2d remove columns

 

Click back to “Design” Tab to link the Barcode Item and Text to the Data Source.

Select the “Barcode object” from the blank label, and then select the “Content” tab in the “Properties” column.

Select “Database” under “Basic Source”, and the “Content Source – Database” window will appear

pos wasp 2d properties content

 

Select “ItemCode” from the Drop down menu, and then select “Done”.

pos wasp 2d item code

 

Using the same procedure above, assign the Data Source for the “Text Objects”.

Select the first “Text Object (Sample 123)” from the blank label, and then select the “Content” tab in the “Properties“ column.

pos wasp 2d design content

 

Select “Database” under “Basic Source”, the “Content Source – Database” window will appear.

Select “Price” from the drop down menu, then, select “Done”.

pos wasp 2d database price

 

Set the “Format Value” to format the price to display “$0.00” in the label.

Click on “Format Value”, under “Formatting” and the “Format Value” window will appear.

Type “$0.00” in the “Format String” field. Click “OK”.

pos wasp 2d label formatting

pos wasp 2d label format value

 

Select the second “Text Object (Sample 123)” from the blank label, then, select the “Content” tab in the “Properties“column.

Select “Database” under “Basic Source”, the “Content Source – Database” window will appear.

pos wasp 2d database source

 

Select “ItemDescription” from the Drop down menu, then, select “Done”.

pos wasp 2d item description done

 


 

Step 3: Setting Barcode Counts in AccuPOS Point of Sale

Now that the label is setup, it is time to let Wasp know how many barcodes need to be printed out. The number of barcodes to be printed is set inside Management.

1. To set Barcode counts: Open AccuPOS Management. Go to Manage right-arrow Items List

pos wasp 2d manage items list

 

2. Use the vertical scroll bar to find the item(s) that you need to set the barcode count for.

3. Use the horizontal scroll bar and scroll to find the column titled Barcode Count.

pos wasp 2d manage barcode count

If you cannot find the Barcode Count Column listed, press the “Edit Columns” button on the top right and make sure that “Barcode Count” has a checkbox to the left of it.

4. The item’s default barcode count quantity is “0“. To change the number, simply type in the proper barcode count.

5. To change a barcode count for multiple items at once (which is much more convenient then doing them one at a time), first you will need to have those items highlighted in blue. This can be done a number of ways:

5a. For items that are grouped together vertically: select the top item, hold down shift, then select the item at the bottom. This will highlight all the items in between.

5b. If there is an item in the middle of the selected block that you do not wish to set, hold down the Ctrl (Control) key and select it. This will deselect the item from the list.

5c. If the items that you wish to select are not in sequenced vertical order, simply select one, use the vertical scroll bar to find the next item, hold down the Ctrl key and select the new item. This technique can be used to select (and even deselect) as many items as you need.

6. Once you have all the items you need to selected, move your cursor to the bottom left of the items list and click the box labeled Barcode Count.



Type in the proper barcode count and click the Update button. This will update all your selected items to the new barcode count number.

pos wasp 2d update barcode count

7. When done resetting all your Barcode Counts, select Save & Close on the Management screen.

 


 

Step 4: Printing the Labels from Wasp

Now that the barcode quantities are set inside AccuPOS Management, it is time to print them out using Wasp Labeler. To print out labels using Wasp:

Click on “Print” Tab and select the radial option “Dynamic from column in data source

Open AccuPOS Management. Go to Manage Items List

pos wasp 2d label dynamic source

Dynamic from column in Data Source” window will be displayed

Using the drop down arrow for the column setting, select “Quantity”. Click “OK” to return to the Print Preview window.

pos wasp 2d label dynamic quantity

Click “Print” to print out the labels if everything looks good.

pos wasp 2d print -labels

The labels will be printed to the selected printer and will be able to be scanned at the Point of Sale right away.