Badge printing

Badge printing

You can use any air printer enabled (label) printer for iOS (iPad). We advise using the Brother QL-820NWB

For Android devices we support the Brother QL-8xx and QL-7xx series.

Any other (label) printer can be used in conjunction with a service that acts as a proxy server, facilitating communication between your iOS devices and your printers. Presto is such a service. More details can be found here

on 10/29/2015 by Steven Gilissen
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These vary from non-adhesive labels to be used in holders/clips (DK-N5224 / DK-N55224), removable labels which can be used on clothing (DK-4205 / DK-44205) to continues adhesive labels (DK-2205 / DK-22205)

in combination with badge holders such as these :

http://www.avery.nl/avery/nl_nl/Producten/Naambadges/Naambadgehouders/Badgehouder-met-clip_4822.htm 

 In the case of avery there's 32 holders and 4 sheets.

 

on 10/29/2015 by Steven Gilissen
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First name:  %first_name%
Last name:  %last_name%
Here to see:  %recipient%
Company:  %company%
Address:  %address%
Zip code:  %zip_code%
City:  %city%
Phone:  %phone%
Email:  %email%
Signed in:  %signed_in% or more in detail: %signed_in_year% - %signed_in_month% - %signed_in_day% - %signed_in_hour% - %signed_in_minute% - %signed_in_second%
Signed out:  %signed_out%
Photo: %photo%
QR code: %qrcode-placeholdername%

Replace placeholdername with one of the following: a hardcode value you want to use (for instance a URL to your website, %qrcode-www.vizito.eu%) or a reference to a field that exists in your Vizito configuration (for instance %qrcode-recipient% will generate a qrcode with a value of the Host being visited)

Note that you can even use your custom fields, be sure to encapsulate the keyword with the % sign and use an underscore to replace a space.

on 10/29/2015 by Steven Gilissen
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Reprinting a badge can be done from the backoffice, but requires some additional configuration:

  • You need to have the badge printer driver installed on your computer
  • You need to configure your browser:
    • to use the right printer and paper type
    • to match the print orientation with the Vizito app settings
    • to not print margins
    • to not print a header or footer

    Below are the settings for Google Chrome, using a Brother QL820-NWB or QL720-NW printer and using 29mm x 90mm label in landscape:

    Printer Settings Google Chrome
on 07/29/2016 by Koen Leys
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You can configure your own custom badge with the easy-to-use editor from our backoffice website:

WYSIWYG

on 10/14/2016 by Steven Gilissen
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Take a look at the following professional plastic visitor badges printed with the ZXP Series 3 from Zebra:

zebraexamples

As the Zebra ZXP Series 3 does not have Airprint support, you are required to simulate this with third party software. For instance Presto from Collobos is an easy to use candidate for this purpose.

Following a few templates in HTML which you can copy & paste in the Vizito backoffice badge template when using it in code view:

editbadgecode

editbadge

Example with QR code

<table style="width: 1200px"><tr><td style="text-align: center; padding-top: 40px" colspan=2><img height= "300" src="/logo.png"/><br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr><tr><td style="width: 300px"><img src="/qr.jpg"/></td><td style="width: 900px; text-align: center"><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 36pt;">Name:&nbsp;<strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%first_name%</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 36pt;">Company: <strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%company%<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 36pt;">Here to see?&nbsp;<strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%recipient%</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 48px;">Signed in</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 48px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: normal;">:</span><strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%signed_in%</strong></span></p></td></tr></table>

Example with photo

<div style="margin-top: 40px; margin-left: 100px"><img src="/logo.png" height="250" /><div style="margin-left: 100px; float: right; margin-right: 100px"><img src='%photo%' height="250" /></div></div><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 90pt; font-family: Gotham, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'sans-serif';">VISITOR</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 36pt;">Name:&nbsp;<strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%first_name% %last_name%</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 36pt;">Company<strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%company%<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 48px;">Signed in</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 48px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: normal;">:</span><strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%signed_in%</strong></span></p>

Example with logo

<div style="margin-top: 40px; text-align: center"><img src="/logo.png" height="250" /></div><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 90pt; font-family: Gotham, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'sans-serif';">VISITOR</span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 36pt;">Name:&nbsp;<strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%first_name% %last_name%</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 36pt;">Company: <strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%company%<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 48px;">Signed in</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 48px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: normal;">:</span><strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 42px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">%signed_in%</strong></span></p>

on 06/20/2017 by Steven Gilissen
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In this topic, we will help you to connect your Brother QL-820NWB printer to your iPad using Bluetooth.

Follow these steps to connect your printer:

  1. Unbox the printer and set it up in proximity to your iPad.
  2. Remove all adhesive tape and open up the printer cover. You will find a pull tab for the internal coin cell battery that needs to be removed. Use a coin to open the battery cover and remove the plastic pull tab. Close this cover up again.
  3. Now insert the label roll that you wish to use and feed the end into the front of the printer until you see it coming out on the front. Now press the cut button for 1 second to initialize the feed and cut off any excess roll.
  4. Now is the time that you can plug in the printer to the power socket. 
  5. Press the power on button to turn on the printer and verify that the green status light is on.
  6. Use the [▲] and [▼] buttons together with the [OK] button to navigate the menu's and set up the language, date and time when prompted.
  7. After the initial setup is completed, press the Menu button and press 2 times [▲] until you see menu option called Bluetooth (6/7). Press [OK].
  8. In the sub-menu, choose Bluetooth (On/Off) and press [OK].
  9. Using the [▲] button, set the value to On and press [OK].
  10. Press the [↩] button to go back to the main menu.

Your printer is now discoverable for Bluetooth, now take your iPad and open Settings (⚙️).

Tap on Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth if it is disabled. The iPad will now start looking for Bluetooth devices:

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Tap on the QL-820NWB{XXXX} that is listed under Other Devices.

Once the connection is made, you will see the device listed under My Devices:

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Make sure that it is Connected before proceeding.

Now go to the https://backoffice.vizito.be/#/app/visittypes and check if one of your visit types has Badge Printing enabled. You can do this by clicking Edit > opening tab Badge and turning on Print on check in.

Hit the green Save button and continue on the iPad.

Open the Vizito app, follow the instructions on the device by tapping OK in the Choose printer dialog.

Your iPad will now start searching for connected Bluetooth printers. Once it has found the connected device, click on the button that states: Set printer to QL-820NWB{XXXX}.

Now everything has been set up and you can test if you are able to print badges automatically on sign ins.
Click Sign In and enter some dummy information, complete the sign in and at the end the badge will automatically be print out.

In anything should not work as expected, please contact us.

Warning: the Bluetooth connection will be disconnected if either the iPad or the Printer gets turned off, so make sure that you re-connect to the Printer by going to Settings on the iPad and tapping on the device to make the connection.

on 07/28/2021 by Pieter-Jan Dries
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