To print labels from Distru for the first time, you'll need to set up a printer. Please read these guides for:

The Label Customizer is here to eliminate editing labels every time you want to print!

After customizing a template with how you would want dynamic data to appear, that template can be used to generate a label for any package or product. The data specific to the package will be automatically fed to the label, based on how you customized the template!

Create a Label Template

  • Navigate to the Label Printing module. We've included some default Label Templates you can Edit, Duplicate, and Delete. Feel free to explore!

  • To create a new Label Template click the “Create” button in the top right corner.

  • Select Batch, Package, or Product label (This is referring to the type of product you will be printing the label for. Metrc integrated products would use a Package Label)

  • Once you see the blank canvas, look to the right in the Label Template Settings and give the template a name that can be easily identified for when it should be used. For example, if it's a label that goes on the outside of a case of finished goods you could name the template "Case Label".

  • Set the physical width and height of the labels you will be printing with when using this template

💡The minimum width and height are 0.5 inches.

  • Above the canvas are options for adding layers to your template! There are 5 different types of layers you can add

    • Text

    • Image

    • Barcode 128 (Metrc tag barcode - package labels only)

    • UPC Code

    • QR Code

  • To add Text click on the “T” icon. You'll see the panel on the right side change to show the settings of the specific text layer

    • Duplicate & Delete the text layer

    • X & Y coordinates of the text layer

    • Width & Height of the text layer

    • Border Width of the text layer

    • Padding the space that’s inside the text layer between the text and the border

    • Styling the text with bold, italics, underline and text color

    • Font & Font Size of the text layer; 2 fonts supported: Roboto and Poppins

    • Text Positioning to the left, to the center, and to the right

  • Double-click inside the text box to begin adding text. There are two types of text you can add

    • Static Text - Just start typing. This text will stay the same whenever you print a label with this template

    • Dynamic Text - Specify a data source that will automatically update based on live data when printing a new label. There's two ways to add data sources

      • By clicking on the “+ Add a data source” button in the Text Layer section and choose a source

      • Type the @ symbol followed by the name of the data source, and select the correct source from the dropdown

Note: The list of available data sources will be different for package labels vs batch or product labels.

  • Add an Image to the label by clicking the picture icon

  • To add a Barcode 128 click on the “Barcode” icon in the main section. In the right section, you will have the Data Source “Metrc Tag” meaning when the barcode is scanned Package Metrc UID will be populated.

💡 Pro-tip: it’s the same barcode blue Package Metrc tags have so you can easily create and print labels similar to the Metrc tags.

  • To add UPC (Universal Product Code) click on the “UPC Code” icon in the main section. In the right section, you will have the Data Source “Metrc Tag” meaning when the barcode is scanned Package Metrc UID will be populated.

  • In the right section, you will have the Data Source “Product UPC”. This pulls from the UPC entered on the Product itself

  • To add a QR Code click on the “QR Code” icon in the main section. In the right section, you can choose the Data Source between “Metrc Tag” and “Product SKU”. Soon we're adding a QR link to the COA PDF as well!

  • After you complete designing the label template you can preview how the data looks from a real package or product by using the search bar beneath the canvas. Watch as the dynamic data fields update based on the selection

  • To print this label with the data currently on your canvas, click on the “Printer” icon in the Main section and then click “Download PDF”.

Print a Label

You can print a label for any Product, Batch, or Package wherever the 3-dot menu appears for any of those options

Label Printing Settings

Printing from a web browser

Once a PDF file is downloaded, open the file in your web browser and set the right settings to start printing labels.

  • Destination - a label printer you are using to print these particular size labels

  • Copies - a number of labels you are printing

  • Paper size - a label size; choose from provided size or create a custom one

  • Quality - choose DPI based on your label printer configuration

  • Scale - choose “Fit to paper”

And click “Print”.

Printing from Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Once a PDF file is downloaded, open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader and set the right settings to start printing labels.

  • Printer - a label printer you are using to print these particular size labels

  • Copies - a number of labels you are printing

  • Page Setup - a label size; choose from provided size or create a custom one

And click “Print”.

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