Asian Thermal Transfer Ribbon Pricing and the Environment
Why the Asian low cost bubble is about to burst.
Label it. Track it. Secure it.
Why the Asian low cost bubble is about to burst.
Custom holograms become nearly impossible to counterfeit and duplicate, and can often be used in place of tamper evident prescription pads.
When working towards a common mission or goal, focusing on what we have in common is healthier than focusing on our differences.
The chemical taggants, which are detected spectroscopically, can be utilized in different places including labels, within or on the product itself, dissolved in liquids, or embedded in its packaging.
This is a good start in thwarting counterfeiters. It links the manufacturer directly to the end-user, which will be essential when the pharmaceutical companies start adopting this method.
While I was aware that CAB Technology had been around for decades, I was not aware of what they had to offer. Their tag line “we identify more,” is spot on.
So in six years, the “free” system actually ends up costing over $1,000 more, without any of the benefits of my custom, higher-end system. Sometimes staying with a smaller local company with a professional owner is just better.
I recently snapped up a book with the catchy title, “Every Day A Friday.” The book takes a decent stab at flushing this out and providing real life scenarios to help increase our level of happiness.
Those responsible for ordering durable labels would be best served by reaching out and doing business with sales professionals who can guarantee the proper solution. Sometimes, as in this case, the alternative is too expensive.
Apparently this new printer is such a game changer, that Sato decided to replace their product line of five legacy models.
Printing a paper note in full color, with some newly implemented security features, requires more resources than paper notes issued prior. With the latest printing technology, the intended effect of thwarting counterfeiters is becoming almost a certainty.
Grab a crisp $100 bill at your bank, and see who you think is in the hidden watermark.
Next time you need to determine what type of thermal label material you have, give these tips a shot.
How do we know what, if anything, was planted in US servers and routers as they were being assembled overseas?
The five areas outlined here are what I use to qualify pending and existing suppliers. Hopefully you can apply these to your business.
A hands on label printing case study comparing Bartender with NiceLabel.The form feature offered by NiceLabel enabled me to present the exact solution that was required by the prospect.
If you are looking for barcoding reference materials, resources, and the latest news, make sure to stop by and take a gander of what "The Bar Code News" site has to offer.
The main idea behind a thermal printer maintenance schedule is to reduce label printing issues—before they arise. Keeping your printers clean and well maintained will result in less printing hassles, and will increase the life of your printers.
The next time you are under the gun with a mandate from a customer or boss, it may be well-worth considering your options and the trade-offs between discount and full service pricing, time saved, and simply getting yourself the best long-term solution-the first time around.
Barcode scanning appears to work like magic, when it is in fact a basic technology.
A new line of intelligent beverage brewers utilize bar codes to automatically brew the proper cup of coffee, latte, cappuccino, or expresso. My wife wants to know how this barcode technology works.
Businesses that are busy are the ones who will hire first. Until that happens, any discussion on job growth is just rhetoric.
By utilizing the proper grade of thermal transfer ribbon, adjusting the printer driver settings, and considering the orientation of the barcodes, misprinted barcodes can be minimized.
For the past decade I have approached the customer relationship from a different perspective. I refer to myself as an “independent customer rep,” rather than a sales rep. There are major differences between the two.
While label printers and copy publishers continue to rely on the enhanced technology of computerized spell checkers, proofreading by humans is still essential!
Government regulatory mandates will continue to increase, global markets will continue to increase, and the need to reduce packaging costs will continue to increase. These factors will drive an increased demand for fold out and booklet labels. How can your business benefit from these type of labels?
Watch designer Fossil/Skagen Denmark is utilizing a security tape on their cartons, with a unique tamper evident feature.
Quickbooks Software may be the most popular small business accounting software, but it is really just a glorified checkbook.
The Pantone Matching System (PMS) allows for coordinating color matches that are consistent and help ensure that label print jobs meet everyone’s expectations.
Here is one recent example of an email scam I received this week, and a few tips on how to determine if a potential lead or sale is legitimate.
Zebra desktop printers, even though they have the strongest brand name, are not as good of a value for those in search of a table-top bar code printer.
Here we point out some obvious, but often overlooked examples to help you get into the habit of going green
Does purchasing goods Made In the USA really make a difference? How do you really know if it is? In the race by companies to provide the best value and prices the origin of a product and it's components can often get a bit murky.
Portable data collectors (also called PDT's, and portable data terminals) with integrated hand held bar code laser scanners or readers, collect data and information in remote and off-site locations.
Ink jet or what I refer to as “nozzle technology” is re-shaping many industries. Here are three examples where ink jet is causing disruptions to existing industries, while giving birth to new ones.
Last year, I wrote a blog about color label printers, and some new trends. The trends continue in favor of the consumer, and I am happy to report that in-house color label printing has finally reached the point where it is a more viable consideration for small businesses.
Underlying events could make current optimistic economic headlines do an abrupt about face—when one or more bubbles goes “pop.” Some suggestions to help shield you from the bubbles.
While smartphones certainly offer convenience, the screens are too small to read, scroll, and pick up on all of the details, leading to miscommunication.
For those who can get over the initial rejections and keep a determined, persistent, positive frame of mind, a career in sales sure beats the heck out of cubicle work and a fixed income.
Customized tamper evident security products offer major benefits over generic products procured from catalogue and on-line resellers. RighterTrack is pleased to introduce a turnkey solution for imprinting and customizing your own security tape in-house!
Sales people have existed for as long as humans have, and my prediction is that as human interaction continues to dissipate, the requirement and desire for buyers to deal with professional sales people, for non-commodity purchases, will increase as well.
A recent Gartner Report certainly has an attention grabbing “click through” headline— but the article itself fails to recognize Microsoft’s future growth potential for enterprise software.
A recent award from Top Ten Reviews went to Seagull Scientific’s Bartender software for The Best Label Software of the year. However, the review is flawed and includes some misleading data.
One recent trend with bar code scanner manufacturers is "future-proofing" hardware options.
George Righter is interviewed by Margie Dana on the subject of low end, tamper-evident, security printing; including techniques on how to create on normal office printers.
What exactly is it that keeps travelers returning to Disney, again and again? How can your business learn from Disney’s model to ensure the ultimate customer experience?
Amazon's new water activated carton security tape. For carton sealing, this type of tape offers many advantages over the plastic carton sealing tapes.
George Righter offers tips for preventing identity fraud and some of the ways you could be at risk.
Chinese firms represent a huge opportunity for American businesses, if they are willing to step out and present their offerings. Here's some tips on business etiquette.
An overview of tamper evident security tapes and their uses including: cutting down on employee theft and product tampering.
Overview of the history of color label printers, and the different options to consider before purchasing.
Why or how in the world would companies be able to print multi-color labels on equipment that was designed for black, monochrome direct thermal printing? And is this printing technology viable?
Label printing options include impact, laser, and ink jet. However, for the majority of industrial labels, thermal printing technology is still the industry standard.
Mangar Medical Packaging eliminates labeling errors with on-demand printing solution
George RIghter walks through common bar code types and their use in various industries.
Here we will examine some pros and cons of the different array of tamper evident tapes that are available today. This should help in selecting the appropriate type of security tape for the particular application.