Barcodes 101: 1D Versus 2D Barcode Labels

Barcode labels can help a business organize its supply chain and inventory, but do you know what type of barcode label you need? The most common barcodes are 1D and 2D types, but to know which one will serve your needs, here is a basic guide that explains how each of the two work. 1D (Linear) […]

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How to Design Your Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels are commonly found on all types of foods, whether it’s made from a big company or a small local shop. And while many small businesses are exempt from requiring a nutrition label on their goods, small businesses can help their customers and encourage purchases by having a small nutrition label. Though FDA has a comprehensive […]

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How to Maintain Your Direct Thermal Label Printer

Using a direct thermal label printer for your business comes with many benefits, but without the proper care, you might find that some of your printing either comes out faded, blotched, or unclear. While a printhead to a direct thermal printer can last a long time, proper cleaning will help keep it from getting damaged before it […]

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What Should You Add Alongside Nutrition Labels?

The FDA has some guidelines for businesses to put on nutrition labels, as outlined on their website. From calories to serving size, to nutrients, nutrition labels are important to share to your consumers. But what else can (and should) a business add in addition to what the FDA requires and recommends?  Some key terms and warnings […]

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3 Reasons to Invest In Label Rewinders

Whether you print a small or large volume of labels, label rewinders can prove to be an effective tool for a better printing experience. Here are three reasons why you should add a label rewinder to your workplace, as well as some of our rewinder recommendations. 1. Improved efficiency and productivity. Across the board, label rewinders will bring […]

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How To Buy UL Labels

UL stands for Underwriter Laboratories, which is an organization that is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products for consumer safety for many years. Many of these products require a label to designate that the product has passed the UL inspection and is safe for the consumer. UL labels can […]

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From Hot to Cold: Picking Barcode Labels by Temperature

Sometimes, we overlook how important our labels are, especially when they are placed in various environments, hot, cold, or in-between. When looking at label materials for the right temperature, it can be best to look beyond plain paper barcode labels. Instead, paper labels with coats, plastic, and polyester labels are your friend. Here’s a simple guide […]

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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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