Common Mistakes in Lab Labeling

Lab labels are an important part of any pathology lab. But without the proper practices, an incorrect approach to labeling can be detrimental to identifying and tracking specimens through chemical baths and cryogenic applications. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some common mistakes in lab labeling.  Labels that are Handwritten One thing […]

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Choose the Right Thermal Transfer Barcode Ribbon

Barcode ribbons are used to update inventory, track products, identify materials and increase security. These simple, easy to use barcodes reduce errors and improve daily operations. By using on-site printing equipment, your employees have access to the information they need almost immediately. This prevents delays in shipping and speeds up production. Whether it is in […]

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Faster, Easier Barcode Ribbon Printhead Maintenance to Avoid Expensive Problems

Sometimes the most costly business mistakes are the ones that seem the smallest, then later end up wreaking havoc on the efficiency of your business. In too many cases, printhead maintenance isn’t considered a priority – it’s often just an afterthought. Until, of course, something goes wrong. The majority of thermal printer manufacturers stress the importance of […]

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The Best Barcode Ribbon

Your warehouse manager is going full-bore, working to get the big delivery out before the end of the month.  That’s a week away. He assures you the delivery will go out before the end of the week. Then, 2 hours later he calls from the warehouse floor. The overworked bar code printer ribbon died and […]

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New Economy Barcode Ribbon – From IIMAK

Believe it or not, but IIMAK has come out with a new economical ribbon choice for standard applications. The SW200 ribbon is the new wax thermal transfer barcode ribbon developed do deliver dependable quality and consistent performance, and best of all – It is “Made in the USA”! This ribbon provides a reliable, economical solution […]

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3 Reasons Why Clean Start Barcode Ribbon Is Your Best Option

When buying barcode ribbon, it’s important to get quality ribbon that will not only stand up to high demands of printing, but also give you quality barcodes consistently, time after time. In addition, you want your printhead to be clean, in order to print quality results and avoid printing problems during your jobs. IIMAK’s Clean Start […]

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Ribbon Guide: What Kinds of Labels Work with Each Barcode Ribbon Type?

Barcode ribbon is an important consideration, especially for your thermal transfer printer. It’s even more important if your business is printing many different types of labels for your projects, from jar labels to shipping labels. Here’s a quick barcode ribbon guide for those who might be printing different types of labels in their space every day, and want […]

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Advantages of Different Types of Thermal Transfer Ribbon

When using a thermal transfer printer, it is important to use the correct type of thermal transfer barcode ribbon for your products. Not only does the wrong thermal transfer ribbon affect the quality of your printed labels, but it can also cost you some money if you find out you’ve matched the ribbons to your product material […]

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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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WAX-RESIN RIBBON BUYING TIPS

Applications that utilize a thermal transfer barcode ribbon of this quality are considered mid-range applications and they are very common, but it can be difficult to know when or how to choose the right wax/resin ribbons for any particular application. To clarify the types of barcode ribbon available a quick review is in order. Ribbon […]

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