Did you know barcodes date back to 1948? Barcodes are everywhere – and have been for quite some time. We’re so used to seeing them that we usually don’t give them a second thought. But, these unassuming little groups of lines and spaces are incredibly important to modern life. What’s more, the story of barcodes and what they can do is truly an amazing one!
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How Outsourcing Sample Labeling Improves Lab Costs and Efficiency
When you’re asked to perform more research in a shorter amount of time, you don’t always have the resources to perform container labeling with the accuracy your work requires.
For example, researchers in your lab may be too busy with other work to manually label samples, and your organization might not have the funding to invest in automated labeling equipment.
RFID: Next Generation Tracking
How Smart Hybrid Labels Help Identify, Track and Manage Tires Intelligently
Production downtime, operational errors and excessive scrap and rework pose challenges for tire manufacturing companies. While improving your tire tracking capabilities with barcode labels can help, you need a way to manage tire data intelligently.
Smart labels allow you to identify, track and manage tires throughout production and distribution, increasing your read rates, cutting labor costs and reducing scrap and rework.
Making Sense Of The Difference Between Linear And 2D Barcodes
As science has progressed, many barcode technologies have emerged to suit a variety of barcoding needs. Today, you can choose between linear barcodes and 2D barcodes.
2D barcodes store more data in a smaller space and the right scanner can read them at any angle. As such, 2D barcodes don’t have to be oriented in a specific way like linear barcodes.
Tech Tips, Label Printing Systems
5 Tips To Keep Your Thermal Transfer Printer At Optimal Performance
Organizations looking for a flexible solution to print labels often pick thermal transfer printers, with good reason. Thermal label printing ensures consistent print quality so that barcodes, lot numbers, date codes and logos are clear from the first label you print to the last.
When you’re able to print on demand, you reduce costs because you don’t need to keep a large label inventory or waste pre-printed labels if you need to make a change to the information they contain.
Pressure Sensitive Labels Vs. Permanent Barcode Solutions In Healthcare
In a lab setting, correct sample identification improves the accuracy of your research results. Convenient barcode solutions are also critical to support a streamlined workflow in all healthcare fields.
Depending on your application, environment and processes, your ideal method of affixing barcodes will vary. Non-permanent barcode solutions such as pressure sensitive labels offer unique benefits, as do permanent solutions like ceramic identifiers and direct mark identifiers.