One2Label Automation

Zebra ZPL® Industrial Printing

Automated Labeling Made Simple

One2Label Automation is a labeling service that runs on your own Windows server and executes printing tasks, for example in Zebra programming language (ZPL), without the need for user intervention.

The printing tasks are triggered by your ERP, WMS or MES. Whenever a label is required, the system saves a simple file containing the necessary data to a folder monitored by One2Label Automation.

One2Label Automation takes care of the rest for you, from placing the data on the label to sending it directly to the printer.

  • Easy to install
  • Simple to integrate
  • Triggered by business events in your ERP / WMS / MES
  • Native Zebra ZPL support
  • PDF, ZPL, TIF, BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, EMF or EPS output
  • Multi-language support without extra fonts

Supports all Bar Codes and GS1

One2Label Automation supports all bar codes and the most widely used supply chain standard in the world, GS1. It can process text in all languages, even if the printer does not have special fonts loaded.

Label layouts can be customized to your corporate identity, including pictograms and logos. Built-in functions provide commonly used information. Custom function libraries can be added according to your specifications.

One2Label Automation is easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Drop the data file in the One2Label Automation folder

The automated printing process is triggered by your business application. Configure your system to drop a simple data file (xml, csv or json) in a folder monitored by One2Label Automation. The incoming file is detected and picked up for processing.

2. Let the One2Label Renderer do its work

One2Label Automation validates the contents of the data file and passes it to the Renderer. The Renderer’s job is to merge the data in the file with the layout and to generate the ZPL code that will be sent to the Zebra-compatible printer or a PDF file that is saved on a network location (file share) or a PDF file that is emailed. Other output files like EPS or BMP are also possible.

3. Get your label from the printer

The ZPL code generated by the Renderer or the PDF file is sent directly to the Zebra-compatible printer or another for example a Laserjet-printer, where you can pick up the labels.

Who is it for?

One2Label Automation has been developed using technology utilized in all our labeling solutions.

One2Label Automation is a great choice if you are looking for a labeling solution that:

  • is easy to integrate into your existing process
  • runs as a Windows® Service
  • does not require significant changes in your systems
  • supports multi-language content without extra fonts
  • is light-weight, robust, fast, scalable and extensible.

How to deal with printing Chinese labels?

When it comes to printing non-latin languages such as Chinese or Hebrew using industrial Zebra printers and ZPL, things quickly get tricky. There are several ways of dealing with the issue.

In this article, Alexandre Klinkenberg, one of our specialists, briefly describes the generally available solutions, and offers an insight in the way T2S handles the matter in its labeling solutions.

We came up with an approach that allowed us to keep using dynamically generated ZPL without having to worry about the language being used.

Demo One2Label Automation

Try out the labeling service and discover the possibilities for your company. Leave your contact details, we will contact you and send you the demo installation file.