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How to Find the Perfect Print Resolutions for your Barcode Label Size

Your barcode labels elevate your operational efficiency. The data encoded into the little symbol can be used to expedite accurate picking and shipping, prevent product tampering and counterfeiting, tighten inventory control, minimize the impact of a product recall,...

6 Benefits of a Professional Labeling Solution

In today’s competitive environment, a company’s success rests squarely on the effectiveness of its supply chain. An effective supply chain requires fast transactions and accurate inventory, making a complete professional-grade labeling solution a must‑have. A complete...

What to do When Your Product Reaches EOL

As companies release new products or make enhancements to existing products, they often retire the old versions and the legacy product goes 'end-of-life' (EOL).  Just because a company releases an updated version of something you already own doesn’t mean the existing...

When rugged isn’t tough enough: Zebra ultra-rugged scanners

Rugged devices are mission critical in a tough environment, like manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and transportation and logistics. Between the bumps, drops, and tumbles on hard surfaces to exposure to extreme temperatures, hardware like barcode scanners...

Understanding the Benefits of 2D Barcodes [Part 2]

The linear barcode is a great data collection tool, up to a point. When you need more than a product’s SKU, description, and price—e.g., production information, serial number, lot, batch number—you need a 2D barcode, which can contain up to 4,000 characters. A 1D...

Understanding the Benefits of 2D Barcodes [Part 1]

People often ask us why they should use 2D barcodes—the small, patterned squares that are showing up more frequently on products, advertisements, signs, and more. The answer to “why” is usually paired with “how." In some applications, this technology can seem a little...

What you need to know about UDI Compliance

What is UDI? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a system to adequately identify medical devices through distribution and use. This rule requires the label of these devices to include a unique device identifier (UDI), unless there is some sort of...

8 Things to Look for in an Industrial Printer

Industrial label printers are necessary for high volume barcode and label printing because they are built to withstand rugged conditions and harsh environments such as those found the typical manufacturing facility.   Most manufacturers are printing a large number of...

Nutrition Facts Label Requirements Changes You Need to Know

The FDA recently enacted new rules for food labels. The rules go into effect on July 26, 2018 for manufacturers with sales over $10 million.  For manufacturers whose sales fall below that threshold, such as small manufacturers, or convenience stores and fitness clubs...