Barcode Label Advice: Pay Attention to the Quiet Zones

Getting creative with barcode labels is all part of the business: for many, adding a logo, a splash of color, or even a telephone number, can be an important part in creating a visually appealing and informative package, or in organizing inventory. But while your designs can be as creative as you want, it’s important to […]

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How to Ship UPS

There are a number of ways to ship a package by UPS. We are not just going to tell you to box up your shipment with lots of packing and take it to the local UPS store. We are going to address the most convenient method that enables someone to ship UPS right from the […]

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Paper or Plastic? Choosing the Right Label Face Stock for Your Barcodes

When you’re printing new barcode labels, there’s a lot to consider. For many businesses,the most important aspects  to picking a label will be the appropriate adhesive properties needed for the job, and the adjoining face stock–the part that the barcode is printed on. But with so many options of face stocks to consider, which one is the […]

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How to Ship Aerosols or Sprays

With many questions regarding the shipment of aerosols and spray products in accordance with transportation laws, we have researched and found the answers to properly doing so.The Department of Transportation, or D.O.T., has a classification called Title 49 CFR, which details these shipments of hazardous materials. UPS, FedEx, and other shipping providers follow these D.O.T. […]

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How To Create CD or DVD Labels

Do you like to burn or create your own CD’s or DVD’s?  Have you ever wondered how to easily create labels for these discs? Well there are a few ways to easily create professional labels, without the hassle and cost of ordering from a vendor. Although there are many ways to label a disc, there […]

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How To Create a UPC Bar Code

Do your products require a UPC code? Well if so, and you have products you would like to have sold by retailers around the United States, your product needs to have an authentic UPC code, issued by GS1 US. What is a barcode label/ UPC code anyway? A barcode label or UPC symbol appears as […]

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Direct Thermal Printing versus Thermal Transfer Printing

Both direct thermal printing and thermal transfer printing are useful for on demand applications. However, each has specific advantages and disadvantages. Knowing the differences between the two will assist you in determining which type of printing is right for your precise needs. Here are some basic differences you should understand when making a decision about which […]

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2D Barcodes

Do you know about 2D barcodes? 2D What is this? As you might know it is “two dimensional” and these barcodes contain more information than conventional one dimensional barcodes. Conventional barcodes get wider, especially if they are a code 39 or one of the longer string barcodes, as more data is encoded. The two dimensional barcodes utilize a […]

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How t­o Ship Amm­unition or­ Ammo

New Regulation Update as of Jan 19, 2011! There have been a lot of inquiries into how to ship ammunition and questioning whether you can ship it at all with today’s transportation laws. Well, we did some extensive research to get the correct answer for you and here it is: According to UPS, shipping ammunition […]

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Labels That Resisting Xylene Baths in the Lab

Xylene is one of the most difficult solvents to resist when tracking pathology slides with barcodes. Many pathology departments today take slides either from their patience, (Histology Slides) or 2nd opinion slides, (Consult Slides) and put them through a process that includes a Xylene bath and then an Alcohol bath. When tracking sides though this […]

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