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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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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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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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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Use Formulas to Prevent Faulty Labels from Printing. Reducing Errors Series #4 – Efficient Labeling Idea

Labeling Idea Summary Is your label design smart enough to know that a user entered Best Before Date needs to be at least 3 months or more after the Manufacture Date? Depending on what software application you use, you may be able to train it!  Some industrial labeling applications have the ability to build logical…

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Clear Input Fields and Force Users to Enter New Data. Reducing Errors Series Article #3 – Efficient Labeling Idea

Idea Summary “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” – Will Rogers We have all done it. In a hurry, we rush through our work and forget to double check, update the correct information, or notice that something is wrong…

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Preventing Invalid Dates in Your Labels. Reducing Errors Series Article #2 – Efficient Labeling Idea

Labeling Idea Summary Ever see an expiration date of November 31st on a label?  How about February 30th?  April 31st? June 31st? Invalid dates can enter your label by either human entry or an erroneous mathematical calculation caused by a simple formula.  Although both types of error are possible, steps can be taken to reduce…

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