Barcode Printer and Barcode Label Articles
The Hidden Expertise of Your Printer's Service Contractor
The printer repair and maintenance people may not seem like the most insightful resource you would call to recommend a solution, but their broader experience in the thermal printing business across many facilities might be the key to better sourcing of your thermal printing solutions.
A Brief History of (Label) Printing Technology
Thermal printers and labels are the workhorse of logistics and distribution operations everywhere. With technology for both printers AND label materials continuing to move forward and generate new opportunities for better productivity, it’s hard to imagine that they were only developed in 1972.
Time to Start Imagining Your Future Solution
Labeling has come a LONG way since barcoding became common over thirty years ago. The technology that is now being applied at every level: labels, printers, ribbons, scanners, software, etc. means that there are possibilities that most of us would not typically imagine.
What Is "Enterprise Labeling"?
More than ever, enterprises need to rely on a modern, integrated approach to labeling that recognizes the benefit to including not only their entire supply chain, but everyone in the enterprise who relies on a functioning labeling system or contributes to the requirements of one.
Getting the Most From Your Label Solution
Despite the incredible improvements in modern printers, labels and ribbons, there are still good habits that can be developed by users in your facility to make these mission-critical components perform at their highest level, maintain costs per expectation (or better) and extend their end-of-life as long as possible.
Choosing Your Label Solution
How do you know you have the right label? There are thousands of types of labels, though all are not created equally. Each label is designed for a specific use and with materials for specific conditions. Labels may also be chosen for brand consistency, operational efficiency or compliance with specific industry and government standards.
ZT600 Series Industrial Printers
With the ZT600 Series, Zebra has combined industrial brawn with next-generation brains to create an extremely durable, future-proof, and amazingly user-friendly solution. It supports all your industrial printing and labeling needs, including small-label printing as well as RFID capabilities.
RFID vs Barcode – Comparison, Advantages & Disadvantages
What’s the difference between RFID and barcode technologies? In this article, we’ll define RFID and barcoding, discuss the advantages of each, and give some real-world examples to explain the difference between the two technologies.
The Risks of Using the Wrong Barcode Supplies
While barcode printing supplies may seem like a simple part of your business, using the wrong ones can have far-reaching implications. What starts as a relatively small issue can quickly escalate into larger problems, and unscannable labels can result in chargebacks, costly fines, and increased expenses. Let’s take a look at how using the wrong barcode printing supplies can hurt your business.
Four Reasons Not To Use Your Smartphone as a Barcode Scanner
Are you thinking of using your smartphone as a barcode scanner? Your smartphone helps you manage most other areas of your life, so it’s logical to think it would also serve your barcode scanning needs. And it will work – to an extent. But depending on your use case, there are advantages and disadvantages.
Barcode Scanner Buying Guide
Before committing to buy a barcode scanner, you should evaluate the type that will work best for your business. In addition to having a clear understanding of your specific application or use case, here are some questions you should ask yourself before purchasing a barcode scanner.
Barcode Printer Buying Guide
Is your business already generating barcodes? Are you using a standard office printer to print barcodes on sheets of labels? While this may serve your needs in the short term, if you plan to grow your business and sell or distribute to anyone outside your organization, a standard office printer or laser printer is typically not a cost effective solution.
Barcode Printer DPI: What You Need to Know
If you’re considering buying a barcode label printer, you’ve probably discovered that there are a wide variety of options to choose from depending on the needs of your application. One of the many factors you should evaluate is printer resolution, typically referred to as dpi, or dots per inch. Barcode printers are available in low-to-high dpi configurations, typically 203, 300, 406 or 600dpi. But how do you know which resolution will work for you?
The Different Types of Barcodes
What does an Aztec barcode look like? What is a Plessey tag used for? This chart compares some of the most commonly used types of industrial barcodes with information on how they are used and what they look like. These are all bidirectional barcodes (can be scanned from either direction).
The Complete List of Industrial Label Printer Manufacturers
The number of industrial label printers available is in the thousands and without a doubt it may seem the best course of action is to stick with the old printer instead of taking hours to research. It is virtually impossible to to select a printer with clicks online. Take a look at the extensive list of industrial printer manufacturing with a short overview.
How Barcoding Changed The World
Barcodes have changed the world and can be found on almost any product or package produced today. The simple collection of lines printed on a piece of paper is considered by many as one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century and yet is taken for granted and ignored.
Infographic: The History of Adhesive from Horse Glue to Elmer's to Nano-tech
Here at Peak-Ryzex, we love the story of how adhesive has evolved and want to share an infographic about the history of adhesive from horse glue to Elmer's to nano-tech.
How Thermal Transfer Printing Works
Have you ever wondered how thermal transfer printing works? In this article we'll show you how the printer ribbon, printhead, label unwind and other parts all work together to make this technology possible.
Direct Thermal vs Thermal Transfer
What's the difference between thermal transfer and direct thermal printers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? How is each used in different applications? Read this article to find out.
Thermal Transfer Printing vs. Other Technologies
Find out how thermal transfer printing compares to other printing methods such as dot matrix, inkjet printing, laser and direct thermal. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each.