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Label Template for Neutrik NYS-PP-L1 Patch Bay
Old 31st October 2011
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Label Template for Neutrik NYS-PP-L1 Patch Bay

I'm stepping up my level of organization here. No more handwritten labels on my Neutrik 1/4" 48 point patch bays. So, I bought a Brother P-Touch PT-2730 and I'm trying to work out a layout for it.

Has anybody already done this and if so, would you be willing to share a template or an approach? I'm having trouble working out the measurement to font size ratios, so that a series of mainly stereo pairs lines up on a single strip of label.

Thanks!
Old 1st November 2011
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Go to: NYS-SPP-L1 - Neutrik

They have an (Excel IIRC) template, along with some dimensioned drawings...
Old 1st November 2011
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Perfect!!! Thank you!
Old 1st November 2011
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Argh! That Neutrik template is Windows only on some sort of proprietary program it seems. Anybody know a work-around for opening a .ppd file on Mac OS 10.6?
Old 1st November 2011
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OK, Tape Op's board saved the day! Here's a link to a thread with a template for the Brother P-Touch 2700 to print labels for the Neutrik NYS-SPPL1 patch bay. Sometimes, the web is a time-saver!

Tape Op Message Board :: View topic - Template for patchbay labels?
Old 30th December 2013
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Neutrik NYS-PP-L1 Patch Bay label template for Mac

Anyone who might have a template for making labels for the Neutrik NYS-PP-L1 on a Mac (Excel, Word or other)?.

Neutrik's own label program is for Windows only. I've been messing around trying to make my own in Word, but are almost ready to give up

If anyone has gone thru this and have figured out the right measurements etc and would like to help by emailing me a copy, I would be most thankful.

Thanks in advance

Soren Koch
Old 16th December 2014
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What do you think about that whole panel print and cut


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Old 20th December 2014
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I use a PC controlled Brother printer.(PT-9200PC)
I measure the size of the jack spacing and build that out
on the software for the brother.
It is trial and error. To compensate for that, I do the following:
Measure the size of the jack spacing.
Make a table of the jack spacings with the brother software.
Print it out and check it against the bay.
If the spacing starts to get off,say every third jack, I add or subtract one unit of measure from the size of the cells, maybe every third cell, or every second or third cell until the alignment looks good all the way across.
Once I have the alignment, I save this as a template for that type patchbay.
Then go crazy filling in the jack names!
Yes it is a little tedious, but once this is done it looks great.

Denny

Also, this also works with a regular spreadsheet program using your own printer.
If you have a color printer, color the cells to help organize patch points.
Take your printout and have it laminated. Looks very good.
Old 3rd January 2015
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Patchbay Labelling Solution for PC

I know this is an old thread, but I just developed a program to label patchbays. Its pretty sweet. My company installs recording studios and I have tried many different ways to label patchbays, and I decided someone needed to write a program. Anyway, you can check it out at Aztec Patchbay Editor Pro ! or drop me a line if you have any questions.
Old 4th January 2015
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Is there any patch bay labelling software for the Mac ??
Old 26th February 2017
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Is there any patch bay labelling software for the Mac ??
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Old 26th February 2017
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...You can say that again.......
Old 27th February 2017
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I can't imagine anything being better than Excel. You can easily set the cell width and height, as well as the page size and print to whatever size you have access to; plus you can print in whatever color or font you want, and you can choose whether or not to include cell boarders. In the cell formatting menu, merge cells to appropriately label groups of cells (e.g., for groups of inputs and outputs).

This will work for whatever bay you might need to label; just measure the length of the labelling strip and divide by the number of points to find the cell width.
Old 27th February 2017
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Just found out that Aztec Patchbay Editor Pro is available for the latest versions of Mac OSX !!
I have downloaded a demo and will give it a try.
The screenshots on their home page look very promising.... !!
Old 17th September 2017
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Guys, here's a link to a simple excel template that works well for the NYS-PP-L1. feel free to download and use.
It's working for me based on a document resize of 78% of the default values in the page setup menu. Hope some of you find this helpful.

Index of /template
Old 10th April 2018
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Originally Posted by johntunes View Post
Guys, here's a link to a simple excel template that works well for the NYS-PP-L1. feel free to download and use.
It's working for me based on a document resize of 78% of the default values in the page setup menu. Hope some of you find this helpful.

Index of /template
Wish this link still worked!
Old 10th April 2018
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Aztec Patch Bay Editor Pro is still available.
You can download a free demo.
Old 13th May 2019
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Aztec Patch Bay Editor Pro is a very bad software.
Since Neutrik's software isn't available for download anymore, I had to reopen this topic.
Anyone has an alternative?
Old 4 weeks ago
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I use a spreadsheet, Excel, for my patchbay labeling.

I have to adjust the size of the spreadsheet cells until they match the patchbay.
Example would be to print some different sizes and compare to patchbay.
Keep adjusting the sizes until you get it right.
I have found taht I have to adjust the size (the length) several times.
For example, on one patchbay, the cells started to get out of alignment every third cell.
So I made every third cell the next size smaller to compensate.
Once you have the spacing right, save as a master template.
Now you can go crazy with your labeling.
Another thing I do is have the sheet of labels laminated.
This makes the labels look very professionally done.

One word of warning.
If you take your file and view it on another computer of hook up to a different printer,
be prepared to make adjustments to your text and/ or your cell sizes.
These can and will change do to the printer drivers and the video cards used having different ways to view on the
screen and the printers way of printing what's on the screen.

Denny

P.S. Since I do a lot of patchbays for people, I own my own Photo printer.
Which makes some seriously sharp looking labels! And it can print on 19" paper/

Last edited by dfchandler; 4 weeks ago at 07:43 AM.. Reason: grammar
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