Use the following steps to successfully print a label using the Desktop Designer.

Step 1: Create

Create a new or edit an existing stand-alone label or label in a solution.

Step 2: Preview

Label preview field is a part of the default Desktop Designer Print dialog. To make the print form appear on the screen, go to Home tab > Action group and click Print or press <Ctrl+P>.

Label preview field displays the current label design. If you decide to customize the default print form or to make a new one, make sure you add the Label Preview object to the form. The print form will offer label preview only if the Label Preview object is present.


The default printing form is customizable. To adapt it and to create a custom print dialog, go to Home tab > Action group and click Customize Printing Form. Read more about printing form customization here.

Step 3: Select printer

Choose the preferred printer from the Printer tab dropdown menu. All currently available printers are listed. More details on defining the printer are available here.

During this step, printing speed and darkness can be set as well. These two parameters depend on the selected printer's driver.

Step 4: Set print quantity

Number of labels sets the number of printed labels.

Number of pages sets the number of printed pages. This option becomes active if the labels are positioned across at least two pages.

Print all labels (unlimited) prints all labels as defined by the label design. More details about this option are available in "Printing of Unlimited Data".

Click more... to open the Additional Quantity Settings dialog.

  • Identical copies per label defines the number of identical label copies in a print job.

  • Number of label sets defines how many times the entire label printing process should repeat.

Step 5. Start Printing

Click the Print button.