Design Your Label Using Fonts Instead of Images Files – Efficient Labeling Idea

Labeling Idea Summary Did you know that many images commonly used on labels are also available as fonts? The most typical way of putting images into your label design is to save your image as a jpeg or png file so that it can be linked or embedded in your label design. However, many icons…

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Use the Printer Drivers to Create a Black Label with White Data – Efficient Label Idea

Labeling Idea Summary When printing white on back labels (i.e. black label background with white lettering, images, and barcodes), there are three general approaches or methods available. Of the three, the most efficient is to create the label design as normal (back on white) and then use the printer driver to reverse all the images….

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Printing Black Labels (with White Lettering) Efficiently – Efficient Label Concept

Labeling Concept Summary There are times when a black label with white lettering is required from a thermal printer. This situation, however, can create some confusion since most industrial grade labeling software is made for the traditional white label with black lettering. Users can find this situation even more complex when barcodes are involved. Therefore,…

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Clear Printer Memory to Prevent Misapplied Labels – Efficient Label Idea

Labeling Idea Summary What you cannot see CAN hurt you! Just about every thermal printer has internal memory. It is very helpful in the printing process providing may benefits in the printing operation. With printer memory, the printer can store important data to speed the printing process such as fonts, images, and even entire label…

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Prevent Misapplied Labels – Efficient Label Concept

Labeling Concept Summary An often overlooked problem is the possibility of applying the right labels to the wrong product.  The agility many manufacturers have achieved with just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing can come at a price with label application errors.  Often we think of label errors in terms of the wrong data getting on a label.  However,…

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Use Start and End Labels to Prevent Mixing of Label Jobs – Efficient Labeling Idea

Labeling Idea Summary Most organizations use one or a small handful of label designs to print labels to print hundreds and sometimes thousands of different products. The consistency in label design makes reading the labels easier and projects a professional image for the company. It also makes label maintenance and customer / government compliance easier….

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Which of the Two Methods of Thermal Printing Technology Is Best for You? – Efficient Label Concept

Labeling Concept Summary Thermal printing technology has stood the test of time. Since 1972, it’s use has become widespread and typically is the technology of choice when printing labels.  There are two methods for thermal label printing and most printers support both methods: Direct Thermal Thermal Transfer When deciding which method is best, your decision…

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Americo Group Uses Printer Code Templates with SAP for Printing Pallet and Shipping Labels – Efficient Labeling Example

Labeling Example Summary Business Problem Need to print batches of thousands of labels quickly. Key System Components BarTender Automation v2016 Intermec EasyCoder PX4i (203 dpi) [Other Components] How it Works Results Key Partners [Hardware Partner] [Software Partner] [Other Partners] Efficient Label Concepts Efficient Label Examples Other Related Articles

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Use Industrial Labeling Software to Easily Create GS1 Compliant UPC Product Labels – Efficient Labeling Idea

Labeling Idea Summary GS1, an international standards organization, maintains the requirements for barcode labeling of retail items. There are several commonly used formats for product identification depending on the item, country, and space available on label.  UPC and EAN are the two most common examples. The GS1 specification is very detailed and technical. It requires…

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Creating a Testing Plan for Label System Upgrades – Efficient Labeling Idea

Labeling Idea Summary ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ – Bert Lance Unfortunately, this phrase does not apply to software.  With constant changes in security, software features, regulatory requirements, and the world itself, the system will break if not updated.  When it breaks, it can cause significant downtime and thus money.  Perhaps a more…

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