How to print thermal DPD test labels using a Citizen CLP-521 printer

If you're having issues printing your DPD test labels, then please see below for the optimum printer settings.


Browsers tested

  • Chrome Windows
  • Firefox Windows

Printer

  • Citizen CLP-521

Step 1 (label setup)


1. First of all, create a new default label stock for your printer. Click new in the Stock drop-down options.

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2. Then set your label dimensions to be the same as below.

  • Width : 4.17in : 106 mm 
  • Height: 4.02in : 102 mm
  • Left Margin: 0.05in : 1.27 mm
  • Right Margin: 0.05in : 1.27 mm

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Step 2 (Printing your labels)

From your browser's standard print dialogue select your previously defined paper size, make sure that "Fit to page" is turned on and then click the print button. 

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Please note the above image is for Chrome's print dialogue


Step 3 ( Validation )

You now need to double check everything as DPD are very strict on their label validation.

  • The barcode needs to be a minimum of 91.5mm wide by 25mm high
  • The space between the label edge and barcode must be at least 5mm

DPD are very strict on barcode measurements so it’s important that you check the printed labels with a ruler before sending off for approval.


Label measurement requirements:







Created on Jan. 31, 2017 by Harry

Category: Frequently Asked Questions