A range of new user-friendly features have been added to Norprint's WLP2 label design and print software.

These include an improved installation program and interface, a new look for the date selection function, a right mouse click menu for quick access to the most used features and faster, easier access to stored label templates.

WLP2 was developed by label company Norprint Ltd's own software engineers and incorporates built-in drivers for popular label printers such as SATO, ZEBRA, TEC and FARGO. "Our experience over the years with our user community, added to the fact that we are a label business ourselves, means that we know exactly what users of label production software need" explained Andy Clay, Norprint Systems Equipment's Software Manager.  " WLP2 will continue to evolve in line with feedback from our customers across the whole of  our install base and incorporating the latest developments in software and printer technology."

WLP2 incorporates all the database and media design tools any industry sector needs to produce its own labels on demand with dates, bar codes and
any other variable data.  It supports True Type, Printer and Postscript fonts and can be used to create the most complex as well as simple labels. Print queue facilities may be customised and options include on-line scanning and verification. WLP2 meets the specifications set by all the major supermarkets for pack and box-end labels and there are brand-specific features such as Somerfield week/day codes and Morrisons 'Barmeno' font. Comprehensive date variations prevent 'illegal' dates being printed.

"Almost every part of the program has seen improvements over the last 12 months, some small, others more significant," added Andy Clay. "Because of the changes, we are offering anyone who has earlier versions a free demonstration of the new program and will discuss the upgrade path needed to give our customers the best options for their label production.

Other new features include the addition of ellipse objects, and numerous database management improvements.

WLP2 can be licensed as a single stand-alone application or as a network or site license - allowing simultaneous use from any station on the network.Norprint can tailor the software to meet specific industry or business needs using its own software developers.

All installations are carried out by the company's own engineers, who also provide staff training and offer ongoing after-sales support.

About Norprint:

Norprint is one of the world's longest established labelling businesses with a history of firsts in label design and manufacture. The company has also played a key role in pioneering developments in label printers and print/apply systems and as part of the Magnadata Group, continues to invest in new technologies.  Today it supplies all types of labels, tickets and tags as well as label printers, print/apply labelling products, total systems, thermal transfer ribbon supplies, data capture equipment and label design and print software services. The company operates a busy label overprinting bureau and is currently developing an RFID Centre of Excellence.

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