The printer ID sign makes it easy to identify the physical printer. By scanning the QR code you can open Printix App and select the printer in one go. All Printix printers gets a unique three-letter ID, also known as, the printer ID.

If you want customized printer ID signs and/or print on adhesive labels, then use Download printer ID sign. The CSV file can be used with for example Microsoft Word to design and control what information you want on the ID sign. Insert for example help desk contact information and your company logo.

  1. Open the Printers page.
  2. Select one or more printers and click Modify.
  3. Click Print printer ID sign. Use the browser to print the page with the printer ID signs.
    If you selected multiple printers you can click Download printer ID sign to make customized printer ID signs.

See also: How to scan QR codes

Mounting the printer ID sign

Printer ID sign mounted on printer

  • If you printed on adhesive labels, then mount the label on the printer itself or on a surface at the printer.
  • Otherwise use a scissor to cut out the slip with the three-letter ID and QR code. Use adhesive or double-adhesive tape to mount the ID sign on the printer.
  • If you have adhesive pockets to hold business cards (90mm x 50mm) or credit cards (85mm x 55mm), you can mount these and put the ID sign inside.

Customized printer ID signs

  1. Open the Printers page.
  2. Select multiple printers and click Modify.
  3. Click Download printer ID sign to download the CSV file: signIds.csv.

The first row contains the column headings and the subsequent lines (one per printer) contains the data:

  • url: The content URL for the QR code (https://acme.printix.net/qrRedirect/printers/ASD)
  • signId: The three-letter printer ID (ASD, BNM, …)
  • name: The printer name (Reception)
  • modelname: The printer model (HP Officejet Color X555)
  • location: The location (Head Office, Reception)

Microsoft Word

Use Microsoft Word to design a customized printer ID sign and print on adhesive labels.

  1. Open Microsoft Word and start a new document.
  2. Click Mailings.
  3. Click Start Mail Merge and click Labels…
  4. Select your Label Options and click OK.
  5. Click Select Recipients and click Use an Existing List…
  6. Browse to and select the downloaded signIds.csv file. Click Open.
  7. Click Insert Merge Field to insert for example signID and name.
    To insert the QR code, press Ctrl+F9 and insert: MERGEBARCODE url QR \h 1 \q L
    If you want to change the size of the QR code image, then right-click the field code, click Edit barcode… and then click Advanced… at the bottom of the screen.

  1. Click Preview Results.
  2. Save the document, so you can use it to reprint labels or make new ones.
  3. Print the labels.

Bulk QR Code Generator

To get the QR codes as PNG files:

  1. Open your browser and goto qrexplore.com/generate.
  2. Check Treat as CSV.
  3. Insert the printers’ url and signId values from the downloaded signIds.csv file.
  4. Optionally change Pixels per block from the default 5, which will result in a 165 × 165 image to for example 3 (99 × 99) or 2 (66 × 66). A value of 20 will give an image of 660 × 660.
  5. Click Generate Codes.
  6. Click Download .zip file.

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