Printing: Spine/Pocket Labels - multiple copies

Bug #1353023 reported by Don Butterworth
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Won't Fix

Bug Description

Our library has a policy of applying spine labels both to books and accompanying dust jackets. Multiple labels also need to be printed in cases where the spine labels require more than 6 lines, usually because of prefixes or suffixes (volumes/parts). When processing one title at a time, simply hitting the print button twice is sufficient. But for times when a list has been created, we would like the option of printing a specific number of labels sequentially.

A possible solution would be to create a parameter in the Library Settings Editor for “Cataloging: Number of spine labels to print.” The default value would be set to 1. This parameter would be displayed on the Spine Labels screen in the “Spine Label” area, and would allow us to specify how many labels to print for all the volumes in the list.

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Don Butterworth (don-butterworth) wrote :

After further research we find that when the Print button is pressed it is possible to set the printer to print 2 or more labels sequentially. So the solution outlined above would be useful only when the shelf of volumes/items that need 1 and 2 labels are mixed together.

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Terran McCanna (tmccanna) wrote :

In order to get to the print dialog box to print multiples of the same labels sequentially, you'd need to *not* be using Hatch though, correct? Because if Hatch is implemented, it will bypass the print dialog box.

There could, however, be a setting box on the Print Item Labels > Settings Tab that controlled the number of copies printed and that would get stored with the label template. (that would be easier and more flexible than having it in the Library Settings Editor).

(For now, with a long list of items loaded all at once, you could just click Print twice, it just wouldn't put them sequentially so you'd have to match them up.)

I was thinking you could go to the Label Template tab, copy the entire <table></table> section and paste it at the end, and it would then print every label twice - it looks correct in the label preview, but when you go to print it, it only prints once.

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Terran McCanna (tmccanna) wrote :

No, actually it worked the second time I tried it. Perhaps it was printing what I had in cache the first time.

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Terran McCanna (tmccanna) wrote :

If I understand the request correctly, then I believe this can be done with the work in:

tags: added: cataloging printing
tags: added: spinelabels
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Terran McCanna (tmccanna) wrote :

Marking Won't Fix as this functionality has been added.

Changed in evergreen:
status: New → Won't Fix
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