Printing Text with Sequential Numbers (Numbering Print) - Mk2600

Article ID: ART180204 | Date published: 08/05/2021 | Date last updated: 08/05/2021


Learn how to print text with sequential numbers with the Mk2600.


Printing text with sequential number (Numbering print)

Assume that you want to produce the following tubes.

 Serial characters can be set in only one place on a page.

Figure 1 Example: Pump Room 1 - 10

The portion of the character data consisting of number from 1 to 10 is incremented or decremented by 1 each time it is printed, and is called the number portion. The remaining portion of the character data is called the common portion. (Fig. 2)

Figure 2 Example: Portions of the character data shown

To print tubes that contain a number portion such as those shown in Fig. 1, it is not necessary to explicitly create ten pages with character data ranging from Pump Room 1 to Pump Room 10 (as shown in Fig. 3). Instead, you need only create one page of character data consisting of a common portion and a number portion as shown in Fig. 4, then print that page.

Figures 3 and 4, showing sequential printing results and the portions of text, respectively

ex. Produce the tubes shown in Fig. 1.

  1. Enter Pump Room.

  • This is the common portion.

Pump Room entered on screen

  1. Press [Num].

  • The Numbering display appears.

Numbering display

  1. Press Up arrow or Down arrow to select Decimal, then press [Enter].

  • The decimal number setting display appears.

 In addition to decimal numbering, you can also specify hexidecimal or alphabetical numbering.

If you accidentally enter an incorrect number, press [Back Space] to delete the number and then enter the correct one.

Decimal numbering setting display

  1. Press Up arrow or Down arrow to select Start value, then enter 1.

  • The display for specifying the start value and end value appears.

Numbering in descending order

For example, if you enter 10 as the start value and 5 as the end value, you can set up numbering in descending order (10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5).

Decimal numbering setting display, 1 entered as the Start value

Range of numbers that can be entered.

  1. Press Up arrow or Down arrow to select End value, then enter 10.

Decimal numbering setting display, 10 entered as the End value

  1. Press [Enter].

  • The Padding character setting display appears.

Padding character setting display

  1. Press Up arrow or Down arrow to select None, then press [Enter].

  • The number portion has now been entered.

 Numbering can only be set in one location per page. To cancel numbering, use the [Back Space] key to delete the number portion.

Number portion displayed with N

The number portion is displayed with an N.

  1. Start printing.

  • Even though only one page with character data has been created, character data from Pump Room 1 to Pump Room 10 is printed.

 Printing Two or More Pages

When there are two or more pages with data and one or more of them are blank due to the deletion of text, the blank pages are fed idly (space characters are printed).

 Numbering print can be used together with continuous print.

ex. Continuous print set to 2 and numbering print set for decimal values from 1 to 8.

Continuous pring, decimal values 1 to 8


 Various types of numbering print

The following different types of numbering print are possible.

For decimal numbering: Select Decimal.

Decimal numbering example

For hexadecimal numbering: Select Hexidecimal.

Hexidecimal numbering example

For alphabetical numbering: Select A to Z or a to z.

Alphabetical numbering example

 Padding character

For example, if the numbers in the number portion run from 8 to 12, the number of digits needed for 8 and 9 differs from the number of digits needed for 10 through 12. In this case, it is possible to insert either a 0 or a space in front of the 8 and 9 so that the number of digits is the same as for 10 through 12. This function is called Padding character. Note that the padding character setting display does not appear if all of the numbers in the number portion have the same number of digits or if alphabet was selected for numbering.

When Padding character is off

Example of print with Padding character off

When Padding character is on

  • When inserting zeroes

Example of Padding character on, zeroes inserted

  • When inserting spaces

Example of Padding character on, spaces inserted

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

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