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PTI Labels

PTI Labels  On November 6, 2020, the produce company Tanimura & Antle Inc. voluntarily recalled all of their single packaged romaine lettuce with a pack date of October 15th and 16th as a preventative measure. This was due to possible contamination with a strain of E. coli. Retailers and distributors were advised to not sell or distribute any romaine lettuce from that brand with these package dates and a specific UPC number.  So how did Tanimura & Antle know to flag these specific products for recall? The answer is PTI labels. PTI labels are barcode [...]

Our Smith Corona Label Adhesives

Our Smith Corona Label Adhesives Anytime you peel a label from its liner and apply it to a surface area, whether it’s box, barrel, bin, or product, you are dealing with label adhesive.  Adhesive is the key component of a label. If it doesn’t work, the label is completely ineffective. You want to choose a label that will perform well for its operation, like the surface it’s being applied to and the environment it will be used in. Labels that fail lead to reprinting and reapplication, which is a huge waste of time and [...]

  • Useful Label Terms to Know

Useful Label Terms to Know

Useful Label Terms to Know Thermal, liner, adhesive - there are an abundance of terms in the labeling industry. But what do they mean? It can be confusing to hear terms in an industry you aren’t quite familiar with, but knowing what they are will be beneficial to you and your business.  In this article, we’re breaking down common terms and phrases found within the labeling industry so you can have a better understanding of the materials, techniques, and equipment being used. Direct Thermal Direct [...]

Shipping Solutions for eCommerce Platforms

Shipping Solutions for eCommerce Platforms  If you are an online seller, you know that shipping is a crucial part of your business. How quickly and efficiently your packages get from your address to their final destination is a key element in any eCommerce market.  One way to help eradicate the stress of managing and shipping your online orders is through a shipping platform. These programs help streamline shipping and fulfillment for any size business no matter how unique their process is.  Think a shipping platform is the next step for your business? In this [...]

Primera vs. Epson vs. QuickLabel

Printer Review: Primera vs. Epson vs. QuickLabel As we’ve discussed in a previous article, inkjet label printers use colored dye or pigment inks to produce high-quality images, which are utilized by dozens of markets and industries. Inkjet printers can be a great investment when image quality is important, such as small businesses looking to customize products with unique and vibrant looking labels or industrial environments requiring durable images. If purchasing an inkjet label printer is your goal, you won’t be surprised to find a wide variety to choose from in today’s market. So what [...]

How to Create a Barcode In Google Sheets & Microsoft Excel

How to Create a Barcode In Google Sheets & Microsoft Excel  Say you have an online store and are looking for a quick and easy way to create, organize, and print barcode labels for your business. Before purchasing an expensive barcode software, you can try creating your company’s barcodes in a Google Sheets program or Microsoft Excel.  Let’s take a look at how to access these features and use them to your advantage. Google Sheets  Below is a step by step look at how to [...]