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Tech Tip: Printing pictures in labels
Published On: October 4, 2002

Compatibility: version 6.7.x and 6.8.x

When printing labels, you may want to print a background picture such as your company logo. You may also use the label editor to print your custom plastic cards, business cards or other kinds of cards. In this case, you might want to print a background picture for this specific event.

However, copying and pasting a picture in the label editor may:

  • Display a bigger picture. Pasting a picture will resize it based on the screen resolution, so the size of the picture is likely to be altered.
  • Properly display the label on-screen but the printed label may have a fuzzy picture.

The problem comes from the fact that you have pasted the picture. Another way to print this label properly would be to import this picture file into the Picture library and then create a form in which you drag the picture from the library. Finally, you just need to add the required fields. In the label editor, select this form, adjust your printing settings, print your labels and voila...

When importing a picture in the Picture library, 4D does not change its internal format, unless you later choose to edit the picture in the library. When printing labels from the form, 4D will just send the picture as it is stored and your printer will be able to print the picture properly.