Barcode 101: Information You Need to Know

Barcode 101: Information You Need to Know When the barcode was first scanned, no one could have perceived just how far a simple scan would revolutionize the advancement of businesses for years to come. This simple black and white image can generate the transportation of a package from a single location to anywhere in the world with one flash of a scanner. We previously published an article about how to make a barcode inventory system; now let's go more in-depth to help understand the ins, outs, and whys of a barcode's structure so [...]

Polypropylene Labels – Everything You Need To Know

Polypropylene Labels - Everything You Need To Know Does your company need labels that are capable of withstanding harsh environments and challenging applications?  If the answer to that question is yes, then Polypropylene Labels might be a perfect fit. Polypropylene labels are popular for companies that need a more durable label as these have the best combination of value and strength compared to other film labels. These labels offer strength and durability that a common paper label cannot.  Simply put, for some applications, a paper label doesn’t have the durability, longevity or resistance [...]

Save Over $324,000 With Smith Corona Labels

Save Over $324,000 With Smith Corona Labels Sounds like a gimmick, right? Well, it isn’t! Let’s start from the beginning… Ever wonder how labels are made and sold? … Probably not. But for the sake of this post, I will give you a quick run down. Preparing the label stock first involves deciding on the type of label material to use -- either paper or film. A typical pressure sensitive label is made up of a laminated release liner and paper facestock with adhesive. First Step: Lamination In [...]

A Go-To Guide for Barcode and Shipping Labels

Everything You Need To Know About Thermal Printing Early in the morning on the 26th of June back in 1974, a man by the name of Clyde Dawson stopped into a Marsh’s supermarket in Troy, Ohio to pick up a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum. Sharon Buchanan, the cashier that morning took Clyde’s order. But rather than recording that transaction by hand, she simply scanned the barcode -- the first barcode, that is. Personally, that sounds a lot nicer than writing down every. Single. Transaction. All day. Everyday. Since its introduction in [...]

All You Need to Know About Applying Labels in the Cold

All You Need To Know About Applying Labels In The Cold Ever wonder why it can be so difficult to get your thermal labels to stick in a cold environment? You may notice problems with ink smearing from the moisture or the labels just not sticking in general. This could be caused by a myriad of problems from poor application practice to simply using the wrong label. Either way, label failure leads to reprinting, reapplication, and an overall waste of time and money. In many instances, problems can arise with faulty label adhesion in [...]

Freezer Label Buying Guide

The Ultimate Guide To Freezer Labels Buying the wrong labels for your cold storage facility can have consequences far greater than the cost of the labels.  Using the wrong freezer labels can lead to a variety of problems, both big and small, for your warehouse.   For example: A common problem is that the label simply fell off of your package.  This could result in having to reapply the label, missing a shipment deadline, losing a sales opportunity, or miscounting internal inventory. A more extreme example: If you are in the food logistics [...]