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Guide to Batch Template Settings

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Basic Details

Name

The name of the batch template

SKU

Any product SKU(s) that will use the batch template. If there are more than one, each SKU should be separated by a comma.

Note: Ensure there are no spaces in your product SKU, or after the commas separating the SKUs in the list this can cause the batch to fail

Ref

The batch template reference

Fulfiller

The fulfiller of the product

Output Type

Set to Raster or Vector PDF as required

Note: Check that you do not have opposing output types set on the company and the batch template ie: Raster on one and Vector PDF on the other as this will cause the batch to fail.

Countries

Set the applicable country (defaults to All)

Pages

If there are 5 positions set on a batch but 2 pages then the batch will have 10 items on it.

Max number of pages is 50.

Note: The batch will not automatically process until all positions have been filled.

Note: If manually downloading the batch, remember to use Actions>download artwork as only the thumbnail for the first Side is visible in Production batches.

Sides

Used in conjunction with print area layouts, this will create a batch sheet per print area layout.  Note that pages must always be set to 1 to use the Sides feature.

Knowledge base article on print area layouts:

https://custom-gateway.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204473508-2d-Product-Creation-User-Guide-Section-09-Print-Area-Layouts

Knowledge base article on possible Sides combinations:

https://custom-gateway.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004389947-Print-Output-Combinations-using-Print-Area-Layouts-Product-and-Sides-feature-Batch-Template-

 Quantity Enabled

If an item on an order has a quantity of 2 and this option is enabled then the item will get batched twice.

Coversheet Enabled

Includes a coversheet with the batch.

The coversheet will include the batch template name and a barcode.

Note: The barcode is the batch ID which is scanned into the "Dispatch Batch" page (menu option in OMS)

Enable Image Item Details

By default the Product Name, SKU and barcode are added underneath the image on the batch

Turning this option off disables these details from being added.

Enable File Per Page

Enables a file per page based on the number of pages in the batch. 

Enable Artwork Processing

Stops the batch from processing the artwork.  An example scenario may be where you want the batch to be a grouping of items where a ZIP file can be downloaded with the original print job artwork files and not a single image with multiple items arranged on it.

Cut Off Time Expression

Controls when a batch that is not yet full is released to production.

Note: Can only be used with in-line batching.

Background

The background image used by the batch template.

Note: The Background image sets the overall dimensions of the print output so even if the background is blank, an appropriately sized image (300dpi at the correct size in mm) should be uploaded here.

The image file should be png format and include any static artwork or information as necessary.

Cloud Printers

Artwork Printer ID

This is the google cloud print ID

Jobsheet Printer ID

For internal use

Positions

X/Y

Sets the position of the item on the batch in pixels.

Note 1: For the 'Image' item type the position denotes the centre of the print job

Note 2: For all other item types (such as address) the position denotes the top-left corner

Rotation

Sets the rotation of the item on the batch in degrees.

Will accept minus sign to control direction.

Name

Sets the name of the item

Scale

Sets the scale of the item on the batch

Note: Scale is expressed as a multiplier from 0-1 (0 to 100%)

Scale Enabled

Enables scale for the selected item on the batch

Flip X

Flips the batch item along the X axis (equivalent to scale -1)

Flip Y

Flips the batch item along the Y axis (equivalent to scale -1)

Crop Width

Crops the batch to the specified width

Crop Height

Crops the batch to the specified width

Crop Enabled

Enables crop for the selected item on the batch

Item Types

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Image

The print job image from OMS

Note: Can be generated in OMS or an external artwork source

Shipping Address

The address displayed on the order in OMS

Crop Width and Height are used to specify the area that the shipping address can occupy.

The text will be resized to fit inside this area based on the longest line in the address.

Note: The position set against the address marks the top-left corner of the address box (irrespective of rotation)

Product Name & SKU

The Product Name & SKU from OMS

Attributes

Includes colour and size from the item and any print job attributes (which come from the product attributes in CPP)

Batch ID Barcode

Codabar representation of the batch ID

Shipping Method & Carrier

Shipping method & carrier fields on the order in OMS

Item Quantity Identifier

If the item has a quantity of 3 then the first instance of it will be labelled 1/3, the second 2/3 and so on.

Order Date

The sale date field on the order in OMS which is usually passed to OMS by the retailer (via API or an import)

Company Name (Primary)

The name of the primary company set against the order (visible on the order details page in OMS)

Company Name (Secondary)

The name of the secondary company set against the order (visible on the order details page in OMS)

Testing

Use the Test Batch button to print a test that will show the positions of each element of the batch.

Note: Not all Item types are displayed in batch tests

Companies

Enable all companies that will use the batch template.

Note: A good way to think of the Fulfiller/Company relationship on a batch is Fulfillers = Output, Companies = Input

 

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