A new labeling software, Ultralabel, promises to simplify and automate the creation of complex labels, particularly for the food industry.
Ultralabel, developed in-house by labeling experts from Thermal Printer Support with over 30 years of experience, is sophisticated, yet easy-to-use labeling software for creating complex labels. It can be used for food labels and pharmaceutical, automotive and GHS labeling, as well as traded unit coding, SSCC labeling and all other general labeling.
Available immediately, and only supplied in English, Ultralabel is a powerful and up-to-date Windows-based package. Ultralabel can be used as a single standalone application or as a network package, allowing several simultaneous users to run the software from any station on the network. It is available in three versions – full design mode (where the design element is fully password protected for security), print-only and Ultralabel Lite (which uses an embedded data list function and is designed mainly for simple label formats, without integration). Ultralabel is compatible with the following printers: Ultratech, Godex, TSC, Toshiba, Zebra, Sato, Citizen, Printronix, Datamax, Mectec, Argox, CAB, Autobag, Tharo, Carl Valentin, Intermec, Pago, Avery and any other printer with a supported Windows driver.
A key feature of Ultralabel is its ability to automatically emphasis keywords, such as allergens, by importing a list of words into the software. When creating labels, the user then tells the software where to apply the emphasis on this list of words. The software will automatically emphasise any of the words on the imported list wherever they appear in the text section. Words can be emphasised in bold, italic, underlined or a combination of all three. This feature can be used with a customer’s own database/spreadsheet or with existing nutritional databases.
When used alongside Thermal Printer Supports’ standalone Ultratech printers, users can store the created labels in the printer itself, allowing the user to print the required labels without the need of a PC. This method will still keep full control of the allergen emphasising and best before date input as setup in the original label design. This combination of software and printer is said to be ideal for snack food labels.
Tony King, hardware and systems manager at Thermal Printer Support, commented: ‘Ultralabel was designed from the start to be a package that will suit almost any industry whilst still maintaining the important needs of the food sector, the GHS sector and many other industries as well.
‘Many new and interesting features will benefit individual market sectors; constant ongoing development is tailored around new requirements from our customers.’