The Inside Track

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

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.

Custom Printed Full Bleed Durable Label

Features of our digitally printed custom durable bottle label. George Righter can help you find the best label solutions for your business. Providing top-notch service to SMB and Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years.

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.

How to Avoid Smeared Thermal Transfer Printing

To consistently print durable legible labels, the thermal transfer ribbons should first be tested and matched properly on the label material and made part of the label/ribbon specification. Then when the ribbons arrive, a print durability/scratch smear test should be able to validate the correct ribbons were ordered and received.

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.

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.

Label Software Licensing Trends

George Righter outlines the different licensing options and future trends for professional label software.

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

Not all tamper evident tapes will keep your packages and deliveries safe from theft. Example from Urban Outfitters and tips to buy the right tape for your cartons.

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.

RFID Label Printing Solutions from Rightertrack

My goal is to educate and bring RFID technology to smaller companies who previously were not able to consider RFID because of the cost. Our overhead structure is low enough, which allows us to offer RFID solutions and personal training at a lower investment cost than some of our large competitors.

Gallien Kruger’s Advanced Label Design for Monochrome Thermal Printers

If you are limited to traditional black/white thermal label printing, here are some tips to make your label formats achieve more by providing greater impact and providing more functionality.

Linerless Label Pros and Cons

RighterTrack | Doing away with label backing liners will reduce material waste, but linerless labels still see limited applications and incur unintended consequences.

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

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

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.

Why Introverts Can Be the Best Salespeople

I’m sharing some tips here that I’ve learned from being an introverted salesperson. Fast forward more than 35 years to the present and it is refreshing for me to be able to look back and learn from both the good and the bad. These tips were not learned during my college, or MBA days, and I haven’t seen them mentioned in books. Don’t worry, my advice here is free!

FDA to Revise Rules for GHS Labeling

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of chemicals (GHS) is being revised by the FDA.

6 Overlooked Tips When Buying a Color Label Printer

RighterTrack | Tips and considerations when selecting and buying a color label printer.

In-house or Outsourced Labels?

Let's discuss your in-house label printing options and label cost comparisons. We help you choose the right label printers, and offer full service with support.

Tamper Evident Security Tape – Tamper Stop vs. Competition

RighterTrack offers more custom branded security tape solutions, along with 28 years of experience.

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.

What’s in a Wine Label?

Labels are often the unsung heroes of companies and in the wine industry it is clear that they are having a big effect on spending habits.

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.

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.

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.

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 Label Management Software

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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