The Inside Track

The official blog of RighterTrack offers helpful business resources, articles and tips from experts.

Does Your Carton Security Tape Work? A Lesson from Urban Outfitters

Not all tamper evidence tapes can keep your packages and deliveries safe from theft. Example from Urban Outfitters and tips to buy the right kind for your carton.

Merial's Genuine Brand Security Hologram Sticker

RighterTrack | Merial's genuine brand security hologram. Six tamper evident features of the security sticker, and a suggestion to enhance brand security.

Sticker Shocked - Permanent vs. Removable Labels

RighterTrack | Incorrect label materials for UPC price stickers that adhere directly to products cause a mess and lost time for consumers. Removable options.

12 Reasons to Buy Branded Water Activated Carton Security Tape

RighterTrack | 12 Reasons to buy custom branded reinforced water activated tape instead of poly film tape. Tamper evident tape option for securing cartons.

Epson C7500G Color Label Printer: 10 Troubleshooting Tips

RighterTrack | 10 tips to help troubleshoot an Epson C7500G Colorworks printer setup or configuration. George Righter's recent visit to Epson HQ.

5 Tips When Buying or Upgrading Your Label Design Software

RighterTrack | Buying or upgrading label design software is a strategic decision that impacts your business for several years. Get this right the first time.

A Smart Label that Records Time and Temperature

RighterTrack | Smart labels allow users to see temperatures their product was exposed to, and where in the supply chain any temperature variations occurred.

6 Tips to Increase the Life of Your Thermal Transfer Printheads

RighterTrack | Maximize your label printer investment with routine printer maintenance. Prolong the life of your thermal transfer printheads.

6 Overlooked Tips When Buying a Color Label Printer

RighterTrack | Six tips and considerations when selecting and buying a color label printer. Epson printheads are built to last the life of the printer.

3 Reasons To Stay Away From Generic Catalog Security Tapes

RighterTrack | Three reasons not thinking through your security application could become a major inconvenience. Risks of buying online generic security tapes.

How to Print Full Bleed Labels with an Ink Jet Roll Label Printer

RighterTrack | Solutions for printing full bleed labels with an ink jet roll or sheet fed printer. Print a full background to the edge of the label.

How To Set Up a GS1 2D Datamatrix Bar code with Nicelabel 2017

RighterTrack | See how to easily design, assign identifiers, and print GS1 2D Datamatrix barcodes with Nicelabel 2017. Scan and verify your barcode data.

Color Label Printer Options for 2017

RighterTrack | Print your own color ink jet roll labels with Epson Colorworks printers. Afinia Memjet printers, and finishing equipment that laminates labels.

7 Reasons for Upgrading Mobile Devices to Android OS

RighterTrack| Currently, for mobile applications and in general, OS porting to Android OS is the simplest and offers the more flexibility than Windows mobile.

NiceLabel 2017 Label Management Software

RighterTrack | NiceLabel 2017 software has a label printing workflow that offers powerful customization, is easy to use, and scales for the future. Web option.

Custom Designed Security Hologram Labels

RighterTrack | Custom designed tamper evident security hologram labels for brand security and marketing. Your exclusive printed design, for any size company.

In-House Full Color Durable Label Printing Options

RighterTrack | In-house color label printing has growth potential. Challenges such as ink jet topcoatings, durability, and required laminates haven't improved.

Linerless Label Pros and Cons

RighterTrack | While doing away with label backing liner may reduce materials, using linerless labels sees limited uses and has several ramifications.

Portable Data Collectors and Handheld Barcode Readers

RighterTrack | Portable handheld data collectors (also called PDT's, data terminals) with integrated barcode readers, collect data in off-site locations.

FIPS 2 Label Certification –Testing Labs Required

RighterTrack | Need to buy FIPS 140-2 labels for powder coated metal? New heat indicator with over 1MM approved FIPS seals in use around the world.

Thermal Transfer Printer Troubleshooting and Fixes

RighterTrack | Blog of thermal transfer printer field service repair calls. Troubleshoot and fix your barcode label printing issues.

Sustainability Programs for Your Business

RighterTrack | Steps to implement a simple company wide program for reducing, reusing, and recycling. Flexcon's sustainability program and pallet reuse program.

Specialty Detective Inks Provide Visual Evidence

RighterTrack | Chemically treated printing inks provide cool functionality for detection of visual tamper evidence, expiration time, and levels of exposure.

Asian Thermal Transfer Ribbon Pricing and the Environment

RighterTrack | Asian thermal transfer ribbon costs are lower due to environmental mandates on US companies. Why the Asian low cost bubble is about to burst.

Security Holographic Labels Save The Day

RighterTrack | Custom hologram stickers are nearly impossible to counterfeit and duplicate, and can be used in place of tamper resistant Rx prescription pads.

Bonding Tightly: Unity As The New Adhesive

RighterTrack | When working towards a common mission statement or goal, sticking together on common ground creates more team unity and a stronger company bond.

Anti-Counterfeiting With Taggants

RighterTrack | Chemical taggants' ingredient mixtures, detectable by spectroscope scans, are used on labels, dissolved in inks, or embedded for brand security.

Guaranteeing Authenticity with QR Codes

RighterTrack | QR codes help guarantee anti-counterfeit products by registering serial numbers in a database. Links manufacturers directly to mobile end-users.

Cutting Edge Thermal Printer Brand is The New Sheriff in Town

RighterTrack | CAB Technology offers accurate thermal transfer printers with impressive specifications and features for mission critical label printing.

Home Security Systems: Total Cost and the Fine Print

RighterTrack | Read the fine print before signing a contract for a home security system. Going with a local company and professional owner is just better.

Be Happier 7 Days A Week!

RighterTrack | Apply examples from Joel Osteen's, “Every Day A Friday.” Real life scenarios to think positive and help increase your level of happiness.

Why Durable Labels and Outdoor Signage Fail

RighterTrack | Order durable labels from sales professionals who guarantee a proper solution. Learn why catalog or online sourced outdoor signage can fail.

Sato Replaces Legacy Thermal Printer Line with New Model

RighterTrack | The CL4NX series thermal transfer printer is such a game changer, that Sato replaced five legacy model barcode label printers.

Security and Anti-Counterfeit Printing Example: US $100 Bill

RighterTrack | Seven security features on the 2013 $100 bill. The latest printing technologies for anti-counterfeiting, including hidden graphics.

What’s Up With the Hidden Security Graphic on the $100 Bill?

RighterTrack | New hidden security graphic feature on the back of US $100 bill helps with anti-counterfeiting.

How to Determine Whether a Label is Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal

RighterTrack | Differences between direct thermal or thermal transfer labels. Chemical coatings with a scratch and heat test are illustrated in a brief video.

Gov't Tampering with IT Devices and US Security

RighterTrack | Routers and servers sold to US companies made overseas could be more vulnerable to NSA and other government tampering. Re-affixing factory seals.

How to Qualify Suppliers for Your Business Success

RighterTrack | Five tips to help you qualify pending and existing suppliers or vendors for your small business.

Hands on Showdown: Bartender 10 vs. Nicelabel Pro Designer 6 Case Study

RighterTrack | Bar code label printing software case study with setup tips to narrow down 3800 different label formats. Compares Bartender with NiceLabel.

A Bar Code Resource Portal For All

RighterTrack | Barcoding reference materials, resources, and the latest news. Take a look of what "The Bar Code News" site has to offer.

Heating Up Your Thermal Printer Maintenance Schedule

RighterTrack | Thermal transfer printer cleaning and preventative maintenance prevent label printing issues. Routine thermal printer maintenance procedures.

Nicely Suited Under The Gun: Hailing Full Service Sales Pros

RighterTrack | Human sales professionals save the day with full service help or assistance. Look good. Curated options with quick turnaround, completed on time.

How QR Codes Work: One Simple Example

RighterTrack | QR code URL data is embedded into the QR code. When scanned, the bar code directs the application to the specified URL web address.

Bar Codes Help Brew Your Perfect Cup of Jo

RighterTrack | Intelligent beverage brewers utilize bar code technology to automatically brew the perfect beverage. How this technology works.

Job Creation: A View From the Private Sector

RighterTrack | Public government sector vs. small business private sector for job creation. Uncertainty and how to spur long-term job growth.

Remedies for Non-Scannable Bar Codes

RighterTrack | Thermal transfer ribbon grade, printer driver settings, and the print orientation of the barcodes can help minimize non-readable bar code labels.

Why Buyers Should Consider Independent Customer Reps

RighterTrack | Approach the customer relationship from a different perspective. Differences between an independent customer rep vs a manufacturer sales rep.

Label Printing Jobs: Why Human Proof Reading Is Required

RighterTrack | Label printing prepress jobs still rely on the technology of computerized spell checkers. Why proofreading by humans remains essential!

How Your Business Can Benefit from Foldout Booklet Labels

RighterTrack | Foldout and booklet labels solve space constraints and reduce packaging costs. How your business can benefit from buying expanded content labels.

Cool Design: Branded Carton Security Tape

RighterTrack | Watch designer Fossil/Skagen of Denmark is utilizing a custom printed security tape on their cartons, with a unique tamper evident feature.

5 Reasons We Don’t Use Quickbooks Software

RighterTrack |Intuit's Quickbooks Software may be popular small business accounting software, but it is just a glorified checkbook, lacking inventory features.

Beware: Scammers Out In Droves

RighterTrack | An example of an email scam, and a few tips on how to determine if a potential lead or sale is legitimate. FCC Response.

PMS Color Matching on Labels: A Primer

RighterTrack | The Pantone Matching System (PMS) displays ink color matches that are consistent, ensuring that label print jobs are high quality.

Why Zebra Desktop Printers are Dinosaurs

RighterTrack | Zebra desktop printers and their strong brand name are not as good a value for those in search of a reliable desktop barcode printer.

Obvious and Overlooked Ways to Go Green at Work

RighterTrack | Obvious, but often overlooked simple workplace examples to help you get into the habit of going green.

Made In USA or Made in China: Does It Matter?

RighterTrack | Does Made In the USA make a difference for quality or value? A product and the country of origin of its components often get murky.

3 Examples of How 3D Printers Are Revolutionizing Manufacturing

RighterTrack | Ink jet “nozzle technology” is re-shaping industries. Three examples where ink jet is disrupting industries, while giving birth to new ones.

How to Stay Afloat In This Bubble Economy

RighterTrack | Underlying events could make current optimistic economic headlines do an abrupt about face. Some suggestions to help shield you from the bubbles.

How Smartphones Are Making Us Dumb

RighterTrack | While smartphones offer convenience, the screens are too small to read, scroll, and pick up on all of the details, leading to miscommunication.

How to Justify a Career In Sales

RighterTrack | World class companies are recognizing that customers may be better served by working with career salespeople. Benefits of a career salesperson.

Print Customized Security Tape in House

RighterTrack|Customize your exclusive tamper evidence security tape in-house. Buy printer, software, blank or preprinted security label film rolls and ribbon.

Why Sales People Will Remain Viable in Google’s World

As human interaction continues to dissipate, the requirement and desire for professional sales people, for non-commodity purchases, will increase as well.

Why Microsoft Won’t Be Obsolete by 2017

RighterTrack | Gartner report with attention grabbing “click through” headline fails to recognize Microsoft’s future growth potential for enterprise software.

Bartender vs. Nicelabel - Which Is The Better Label Software?

RighterTrack | Nicelabel barcode software offers more support options, user print forms features, and a more modern web platform than Seagull's Bartender.

Leveraging Emerging Barcode Scanner Trends

RighterTrack | One recent trend with bar code scanner manufacturers is "future-proofing" their products with license upgrades and by locking certain features.

Easy, Low-End Security Printing

RighterTrack | Print Tip Interview by Margie Dana on the subject of low end, tamper-evident security printing. Simple techniques with standard office printers.

Your Small Business Success: Learning From Disney’s Customer Experience Magic

RighterTrack | Ensure the ultimate customer experience for your small business. 4 business examples with tips applied from Disney's magical success.

On The Mark: Amazon’s New Tamper Evident Carton Sealing Tape

RighterTrack | Amazon's custom printed reinforced water activated carton security tape offers many tamper evident advantages over plastic carton sealing tapes.

Free Simple Tips To Help Prevent Identity Theft

RighterTrack | 10 Free ways to prevent identity fraud theft and some of the ways you could be at risk | Credit Reporting Agencies

Chinese Business Etiquette: What Americans Can Learn

RighterTrack|Chinese firms are a huge opportunity for American businesses that are willing to reach out and present their offerings|Tips on business etiquette

Security Tape Options II: The State Of The Union

RighterTrack | An overview of tamper evident security tape options and employee theft statistics. Types of tamper evident security tapes and tampering methods.

Color Label Printer Options

RighterTrack | History of color roll label printers, ink jet, laser, direct thermal, transfer, pros, cons, and the different options to consider before buying.

Color Label Printing with Monochrome Direct Thermal Printers?

RighterTrack | Print multi-color thermal labels on equipment that was designed for black, monochrome direct thermal printing. Flexographic ink pre-printing.

Why Thermal Label Printing Continues to Dominate Ink Jet and Laser Label Printing

RighterTrack|Label printing options: impact, ink jet, laser, or thermal. For durable industrial labels, thermal printing technology remains the standard.

The Right Rx for Label Accuracy

RighterTrack | Oliver Healthcare Packaging, formerly Mangar Industries, eliminates errors with an on-demand label printing solution and Sato barcode printers.

Bar Coding: Elements and Implementation

Bar Code System Components: Tracking software, bar code labels, tags, handheld scanners, and label printers. Implement a simple bar code asset tracking system.

Bar Codes: Between The Lines

RighterTrack | Bar codes as database reference numbers explained without their mystery. UPC bar code scanning retail example and inventory tracking benefits.

Tamper Evident Security Tape Options

Rightertrack|Tamper evident security tape option pros and cons: Custom printed, your brand, polypro, water activated, destructible film, void or evidence tapes.

Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer Label Printers

RighterTrack | Thermal label printing comparison and advice on which thermal transfer label printer or direct thermal label printer model to buy

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