Label marks contain placeholders for text. You can place label marks anywhere on a substrate, and the software replaces the placeholder text with the variable text from the job. The mark color is set by default.
You can define the variable text for the label marks LBL_Contact Name, LBL_Contact Phone, LBL_Customer, LBL_Job ID, LBL_Job Note on the Job Information tab of job properties, however you cannot edit the prefix, for example, "Contact:".
You can modify the font, style, size, color, and overprint state of a label mark in the Marks palette, on the Content tab of job properties, or by double-clicking or right-clicking (Ctrl+Click) the mark, and selecting the Mark Properties dialog box. You cannot modify the crop box of the mark in the Pandora software.
If you want control of the variable text in the mark, use an editable text mark. If you want to customize the mark in another way, create your own label marks.
Source of variable data
Lists the names of the artwork used on the layout
Color set on the job properties > Output Setup tab. Prints the color of the plate on each plate.
Contact box on the Job Information tab of job properties
Phone box on the Job Information tab of job properties
Customer box on the Job Information tab of job properties
Date the job was output, according to the computer clock
Date the job was placed on the layout or last saved
Date indicated by hiding all months since the beginning of the year
Output device used for the job
LBL_Die Station Number KO.pdf
Number you assigned to the die station, knocking out the color
LBL_Die Station Number XL.pdf
Number you assigned to the die station, printed in large type (up to 72 points)
LBL_Die Station Number.pdf
Number you assigned to the die station, printed in any type size (between 4 and 24 points)
Job ID, customer, contact, phone, press, and color, printed together on each plate
The name you gave the job in the Name box (Macintosh) or File name box (Windows) in the Save As dialog box
Job ID box on the Job Information tab of job properties
Notes box on the Job Information tab of job properties
The month and year the job was output, according to the computer clock
Lists the number of individual artworks used on the layout.
Displays values for horizontal and vertical distortion percentages
Lists the size of the plate on the layout
The press used for the job
The press sheet size (for legacy work)
The attributes of this QR code label mark are editable, and allow for the code to be placed anywhere on the layout and applied to all artworks or die stations. More information below.
The substrate size
An editable text mark
Time the job was output, according to the computer clock
Pandoraversion\Extras\Marks folder contains the following additional label marks:
Source of variable data
LBL_Die Station Num KO UL.pdf
Number you assigned to the die station, with the color knocked out and underlined
LBL_Die Station Num XL UL.pdf
Number you assigned to the die station, printed in large type (up to 72 points) and underlined
LBL_Die Station Number UL.pdf
Number you assigned to the die station, printed in any type size (between 4 and 24 points) and underlined
To use these marks, import them from their original location to the Marks palette. Perform one of the following actions:
- On a Macintosh: In the Marks palette, click the Import mark icon, select
Applications\Pandora <version>\Extra\Marksmark file name, and click Import.
- On a Windows OS-based computer: In the Marks palette, click the Import mark icon, select
Pandoraversion\Extras\Marksmark file name, and click Import.
LBL_Qrcode.pdfMore information about
LBL_Qrcode.pdf mark is located in the Marks\Labels folder.
Note: if you are storing your Marks in a location other than the Pandora application folder, it will be necessary to import this mark in order to use it.
The basis for the mark is as follows: $[DMPG_X_S_HxW]
The mark will be replaced with a data matrix ECC 200 barcode, using Base256 encoding scheme to encode the value of the text entered for the
X variable, where:
- DMPG is required and should not be changed. It is the abbreviated designation for DataMatrixPage.
- X is the name of the URL, e-mail address, or other item (for example, www.kodak.com)
- S is the height of the data matrix barcode in points (the default is mark text height in points)
- H and W are the height and width of the data matrix barcode in dots (cells). The default is
The following square sizes will be supported:
The following rectangular sizes will be supported:
To use LBL_Qrcode.pdf
- Add the
LBL_Qrcode.pdfmark to the layout.
When you select the mark in Job properties > Contents tab under Attributes, this text is displayed: $[DMPG_34567_64_64x64]
- Type the text required to replace
34567. For example, if you replace
34567with www.kodak.com, it will read as follows: $[DMPG_www.Kodak.com_64_64x64]
Note: If you have defined an Artwork Custom Field in Prinergy, it is possible to replace
34567with the name of the Artwork Custom Field. However, only one Artwork Custom Field can be designated at this time. It is not currently possible to use Pandora variables such as
<Contact Name>for the
Xcomponent in this mark.
- If necessary, change the height of the mark, by replacing the
64with another value.
- If necessary, change the size of the mark by replacing the
64x64with one of the supported square or rectangular sizes.