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Create And Print Barcode Labels With Square For Retail

With Square for Retail Plus, you can create and print barcode labels using the following label dimensions, their respective printing templates, and supported printers noted by the label manufacturer. 

Note: Barcode creation and printing are not available with Square for Retail Free. The label printers below are compatible with desktop and laptop computers only and will not work with iOS devices, Android devices, or Square Register at this time.

Compatible Printers and Barcode Label Sizes

Zebra Barcode Printer: ZD410

  • Zebra Label: 1 - 1/2” x 1”

The Zebra ZD410 requires a label roll with a 1” diameter core - make sure to purchase a direct thermal paper label. Thermal transfer paper is not compatible with Zebra ZD410.

Dymo Barcode Printers LW Barcode Labels

  • Dymo SDSD11352 - LW Multi-Purpose Labels 25 mm x 54 mm

  • Dymo SDSD11355 - LW Address Labels 19 mm x 51 mm

  • Dymo SDSD30332 - LW Multi-Purpose Labels 25 mm x 25 mm

If you’d like your labels to contain a scannable barcode, make sure your items have a SKU assigned to them. Learn more about creating and managing items online.

Note: Some labels and printers may be out of stock at this time. When deciding which labels and printers to purchase, make sure to check trusted retailers online or contact the manufacturers directly.

Create Labels Online

To get started from your online Square Dashboard:

  1. Navigate to the Items section of your online Square Dashboard > Item Library.

  2. From the Actions drop-down menu, select Print labels.

  3. Select a label type, location, barcode format and label details.

  4. Choose to print labels by Category, Purchase Order or Item.

  5. Click Create Labels.

  6. Click Print Labels Now or Download PDF to save the file on your desktop computer or laptop. Note: By downloading the labels to your computer, you’re able to revisit the file to print more labels in future and send the file to another computer.

Recommended Printer Settings and Troubleshooting

Although conditions will vary depending on your computer and browser, below are some general guidelines to help you format your settings:

Setting Guideline
Printer Since we support two devices, from your printer settings, you will need to select your preferred printer. If your printer is successfully connected, it will appear in the dropdown menu.
System Dialog If you’re running into issues with label alignment or barcode clarity, try using the system dialog, rather than the browser dialog.
Paper Size Make sure to select the correct label size. For instance, if you’re using 1/2” x 1- 1/2” labels, you’ll want to select this option before printing.
Scale Make sure your settings are set to scale at 100%. Disable any setting that would Fit to print. If you’re still experiencing issues, try using the System Print Dialog and printing at 100% to scale.
Output Resolution The default output resolution is 300 DPI. If your barcode scanner is having difficulty reading the printed label, you may want to adjust the resolution to 300x600 DPI.
Drivers Make sure you have drivers downloaded for your compatible printer. View the Zebra driver list.
SKUs SKUs must be under 80 characters.

Windows Troubleshooting

If you are on a Windows computer, and you’re running into any issues, we recommend the following:

  1. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  2. Once you have created your label(s), download the PDF.

  3. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  4. Make sure to print using the specifications outlined in the above section.

  5. Print.

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