Brother produces the 'QL' range of label printers, which includes both USB and network models. Those models that incorporate the b-PAC v3 standard are supported by BiblioTECH. If you have a USB printer (e.g. the QL-570), then it must be directly connected to the computer being used to print the labels. If are using a network based printer (e.g. QL-720NW), then it must be connected to and configured for the local network.
As each Brother b-PAC printer can print to a variety of label sizes, you need to ensure that you have appropriate labels. For the printing of spine labels, the most common size is the 23x23mm label which come in a roll of 1000.
Setting up the printer
Note: Always download and install the latest versions of the printer drivers and bPAC components via the Brother Website.
Install the label cartridge into the printer (check the printer manual for instructions).
Install the printer as per the instructions that came with the printer.
Install the Brother pTouch software onto the computer, checking that you can successfully print labels using the Brother p-Touch software.
Note:If using a network printer that will be used from several computers, install the Brother pTouch software and check printing fromeachcomputer.
Install the b-PAC client component onto the computer.
Note:If using a network printer that will be used from several computers, install the b-PAC client onallof those computers.
Label Definition files
When printing to a Brother b-PAC label printer, you must define and select a 'label template file'.The template used by BiblioTECH when printing Spine Labels must be named BTspine.lbxandmust be located in the folder c:\ProgramData\BiblioTECH\v8\Client\Data.BiblioTECH includes several such templates files in the above folder–to change files you need to copy the appropriate.lbxfile to this directory and rename it toBTspine.lbx.If needed, you can use the Brother 'P-touch Editor' software to adjust this.lbxfile (layout, font used, etc.).
Note: If using a network printer that will be used from several computers you will need to install the b-PAC client on all of those computers.
Setting up BiblioTECH
1.Open Resource Manager.
2.Select the menuFile --> Select a "Label" Printer:
Select a "Label" Printer
3. Select the appropriate Brother printer from the list.
Using a Brother b-PAC printer to print a Spine Label
Open the Resource Manager, selecting the target record by either clicking on Edit or Add accordingly. When the record is displayed, there will be a button displayed next to the Dewey/Call Number field which you can click to print the corresponding spine label directly:
Print a Spine Label button
If you click this button, a Spine Label will be printed.
Note:BiblioTECH will parse the Dewey entry, splitting the text into lines after a<space>or a<.>.