How do I set up my printer for Onsite Badge Printing?

How do I set up my printer for Onsite Badge Printing?

NOTE: If you are using the 8 ½ x 11 badge stock, you will need to use the Firefox browser to print your badges. 

  1. Make sure default printer is set to printer to be used for printing badges
  2. Download Firefox. Install. Open Firefox.
  3. Change Page Setup in Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-print-websites)
    1. Go to Menu (top right) -> Print
    2. Print Preview should appear. Select Page Setup at top left.

Format & Options Tab:

    1. Uncheck "Shrink to fit Page Width"
    2. Set scale to 98%
    3. Check "Print Background (colors and images)

Margins & Header/Footer Tab:

    1. Set all margins all to 0.0
    2. Set all Headers &  Footers to --blank--


To enable silent printing (i.e. no print dialog will appear asking you to confirm settings)

  1. Type about:config at Firefox's web address / location bar and hit Enter. Confirm 'you will be careful' if prompted.
  2. Right click anywhere on the page and select New > Boolean
  3. Enter the preference name as print.always_print_silent and click OK.
  4. Set this preference to 'TRUE'.
  5. At end of conference it is advised to return to this screen, find the "print.always_print_silent" preference, right click, select 'Toggle' to now set this preference to 'False'. This will turn off the 'silent printing' function.

Click on the “Badge Printing” button in the top row.

  • It will then display the Badge Printing menu buttons.
  • You may setup your tickets if your badge template supports tickets.
  • You may print your badges in advance by clicking on the “Batch Printing” button.

Batch Printing

The batch printing allows you to print badges in advance.

  • You may define which badge groups you wish to print. When printing, the badges will print in alphabetical order.
  • You may also define the size of the batch you print. It is suggested you start with small batches initially. Once you print a badge, it will not be printed again in the batch.


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