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Labelling SDK (b-PAC)

Introduction

The b-PAC* Software Development Kit is a software tool for Microsoft® Windows® that allows customized labels to be printed from within your own applications.

Although knowledge of popular programming languages (such as Microsoft® Visual Basic® or Visual C++®) is essential in order to use this software, only a few simple lines of code are necessary to control b-PAC and print your labels.

  • *:   b-PAC (Brother P-touch Application Component.)

The b-PAC Software Development Kit

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Overview

There are five steps needed to integrate Brother labelling system into your application using b-PAC:

  • Open a link between your program and b-PAC.
  • Instruct b-PAC which pre-defined template to use (this was created previously in the standard P-touch Editor label design software).
  • Replace the field names on this template with the required text, barcodes and images.
  • Instruct b-PAC to send the template to the P-touch printer driver.
  • Close the link to b-PAC.

Overview

Applications

Many industries and applications can benefit from Brother labeling system and b-PAC, such as:

  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Electricians
  • Facilities Management
  • Utilities
  • Security
  • Account and Stock Management
  • Medical/Laboratories
  • Education

Many industries and applications can benefit from Brother labeling system and b-PAC