Erase labels

Along with the PDF certificate, KillDisk allows you to print labels to place on erased disks with its Print Label features. These labels may be completely customizable to print on any sized sheet with any dimension. Simply specify the parameters and KillDisk will prepare the printable labels for you. The procedure is outlined in this section.

Accessing the Print Labels Option

Upon the completion of a major KillDisk operation, you will see a report dialog. In the list of completed tasks, you will see the Print Labels button, depicted below. Click it to enter the Print Label dialog.

Figure: Opening to Print Label dialog.

Print Label dialog

This dialog will allow you to configure the labels and prepare them for printing. The top of the dialog will show you a list of the drives that will have labels generated for them. At any point in the operation, a sample of the label is shown in the Label Preview window on the left side. The right side of the dialog has the styling and template configuration options.

Figure: Print label dialog.

Page template options

The print label dialog gives you access to a number of predefined standard templates and any custom templates you may create. These template may be easily selected without opening any additional dialogs and the details of the selected template will be displayed below the selection box. If your specific labels differ from any of the templates available, the button allows you to create a custom template with your own specifications. Additionally, the button allows you to modify an existing template and the button deletes the selected template.

Creating a new template

Upon clicking the button, the following template editor window will appear. Descriptions of the template editor options are listed below.

Figure: Template editor window.

Template Title
Here you may create a custom title for your template. This is the name that will reference this template when selecting it in the Print Label dialog.
Page
Here you may specify the dimensions of the page used to print the labels. This may be selected from the list of standard sizes, or defined using exact measurements.
Page margins
Here, page margins are defined for the top, bottom, left and right sides of the page.
Label Layout
These settings define how the labels appear on the page. You may define the spacing in between labels on the page and the dimensions of the label grid. Once you've put in the proper measurements, KillDisk will take care of the formatting.
Unit size
The units of measurement may be manipulated between millimeters, inches, pixels and points. If a value in entered in one measurement and the unit size is changed, the appropriate conversion will take place.

Print Start Position

The print start position section of the dialogue allows you to select what label on the page the labels start printing from. As you use labels, the labels won't always start from the 1x1 position, so you can adjust this setting accordingly.

Label Style and options

These option allow you to change the styling on the labels with the following options:

Label Title
Allows you to set a title to be printed in bold at the top of the labels. This can be company name, batch name or any other descriptors you may consider useful to identify the operation.
Add signature line
Toggling this on places a line at the bottom of the label for the technician to sign off on upon completion of the wipe.
Add certificate logo
Includes the logo used in the certificate as a watermark background of the label.

Print Preview and Printing

Once all the settings are configured, you may see the print preview by clicking the Continue button. The preview displays what the print is going to look like and from here the print job can be sent to a printer that is configured with the system.

Figure: Example of a print preview.