November 25th, 2020 | 8 Minute Read Time
Ever wonder how retailers and distributors deal with produce recalls so quickly? That’s thanks to PTI labels. These barcode labels contain information that helps trace fresh food products as they make their way through the supply chain. You might be surprised to know all the required information that goes into this lifesaving label.
November 18th, 2020 | 6 Minute Read Time
Our Smith Corona Label Adhesives
Adhesive is one of the most important elements that makes labels work in their given environment. And if the adhesive fails, so does the label. Smith Corona recognizes the importance of adhesive in the labeling process. This is why we make our own formula in-house. Let us help you choose the right one for your application.
November 16th, 2020 | 4 Minute Read Time
Useful Label Terms to Know
Thermal transfer, release liner, die cut, adhesive – if you’re new to the labeling industry, these terms might be confusing. But knowing what they mean benefits you and your business. If you’re looking to navigate the language used with pressure sensitive labels, our glossary of common terms is here to give you more insight.
October 26th, 2020 | 8 Minute Read Time
Advantages of Fanfold Labels
Have you ever considered fanfold labels for your printing process? This option comes with several advantages for applications like shipping and barcoding. They stack easily, offer a faster clean up, & supply more labels per stack than rolls. If you’re looking for an alternative labeling option, fanfold might be the right choice for your business.
October 16th, 2020 | 4 Minute Read Time
Direct Thermal vs Thermal Transfer Labels
Thermal printing can be found in every corner of the supply chain. It’s popular for its easy use, speed, and efficiency. But do you know the difference between the technologies? When it comes to direct thermal and thermal transfer, knowing the pros and cons of each can help you determine which you will need to print your labels.
October 12th, 2020 | 7 Minute Read Time
Determining the Correct Thermal Ribbon
Thermal ribbon is a crucial part of printing with thermal transfer labels. But not all thermal ribbons are made the same. There are different materials and ink configuration to consider when choosing which is the best option for your desktop or industrial printer. Do you know which one you need for your technology?
September 25th, 2020 | 6 Minute Read Time
A Guide to Creating Your First Shipping Label
If you run an e-commerce business or ship packages from home, you know how crucial shipping labels are. Whether you send mail through UPS, FedEx, or USPS, you’ll want to have the right tools to create a label that gets your order to its final destination. Do you know the information you need to create a shipping label? This guide is here to help.
September 17th, 2020 | 9 Minute Read Time
An Everyday Guide to Inkjet Label Printers
Adding colors to your labels is a unique way to customize their design. This is possible with the help of inkjet label printers. If you’re a brand or business looking to make a financial investment in this equipment, you’ll want to know a few key factors before making your decision. This guide has all of the information you need.
July 28th, 2020 | 7 Minute Read Time
Making a Barcode: Your Inventory System Needs
Barcodes are everywhere. So it makes sense to use them for business. A way to reduce error, save time, and improve accuracy, a barcode inventory system can organize any size business in a cost-effective way. Interested in learning how? Here are the necessary tools you’ll need to create your own inventory system.
July 28th, 2020 | 7 Minute Read Time
Barcode 101: Information You Need to Know
You’ve seen barcodes on store shelves, consumer products, and delivered packages. But do you know how these black and white images relay the volumes of information they carry? Or the different types found in industries all across the supply chain? We’re breaking down the basics of barcodes and what you need to know to help make your own.
March 12th, 2020 | 6 Minute Read Time
Polypropylene Labels - Everything You Need to Know
If your company needs labels capable of withstanding harsh environments and challenging applications, the solution is Polypropylene labels. Often referred to as BOPP labels, this material is known to be both tear proof and water resistant, making it an optimal choice when durability is required. We’ll help you decide if Polypropylene labels are the right fit for your business.
October 26th, 2018 | 7 Minute Read Time
Top 10 Packaging Design Innovations that Could Change 2019
Different types of packaging designs are everywhere. But what exactly is packaging innovation? The packaging world is constantly evolving for both customers and the environment. These packaging innovations could change the way we buy and consume our favorite products. With updates always emerging, here’s a list of 10 of the latest designs leading the market.