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BarTender® 2016 – The Best Barcoding Software Gets a Brand New Look

A new year has arrived, and with it, new updates! EIM is happy to announce our distribution of Seagull Scientific’s BarTender® 2016, the latest version of the world’s most popular label and barcode printing software. Our customers know—this is the technology we’ve recommended for years as the industry standard for printing on-demand. BarTender® makes creating […]

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Are QuickStart Printing Systems a Mystery?

Many label customers may not have even heard of such a concept. Electronic Imaging was the first label company to come up with the idea of bundling labels, printing ribbon, label software and printers together into our QuickStart Barcode Label Printing Systems several years ago. Our goal was to make things simple for our customers. We […]

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Getting Good Print Results with Direct Thermal

PROBLEM: Barcodes printed on Direct Thermal label material are not supposed to look at bright and vivid as those printed with ribbons on Thermal Transfer media. If they do, then more than likely you are applying too much heat to give them the super dark look you like. Unfortunately, by cranking up the heat, the […]

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How Do Barcode Scanners Really Work?

You have probably seen scanners at work “reading” barcodes. We know that some form of intelligent understanding takes place as a flashing red light passes over a barcode. But what is really going on? The purpose of a barcode scanner is to scan or read a barcode symbol and then provide an electrical output to […]

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Proper Care of Your Printhead

If you use appropriate care and do routine maintenance, the life of your printheads (for direct thermal or thermal transfer printers) can be greatly extended. It is important to think of printheads as replaceable consumables, just like your labels and printing ribbons. However, a printhead is actually the most important part of your printer. It […]

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Printing Ribbons CSI vs. CSO – What Does That Mean?

Label printer manufacturers design their equipment with cost, unique engineering and quality in mind. Their printers use a wide variety of media formats both in terms of size and presentation. This applies to labels or tags as well as printing ribbons. For instance, thermal transfer printing ribbons for compact desktop printers typically use ribbons put […]

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TSC vs. Zebra: A Rivalry in Excellence

When you hear the word Zebra, it’s logical to bring up an image of a black and white striped horse-like creature. But in the barcode and labeling industry, when one refers to Zebra, they are talking about Zebra Technologies, an industry leader in label printing equipment. Zebra Technologies has been in the barcode and labeling […]

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Label Printing: Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks

Print quality is one of most common complaints we encounter in the label business. Many times, only minor adjustments are needed and so we will begin a series of articles aimed at providing you some printing guidance. Problem: Thermal Labels have poor print quality and the image is too light, faded or missing print

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TSC Printers: A Budget-Friendly Way to Barcode

In homage to one of company’s slogans―”We Make Barcoding Easy”―we are excited to introduce EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE additions to our label printer family. And when we say “affordable” we are talking prices that will knock your socks off! But don’t let the low prices scare you… we are talking about durable, reliable models made by TSC […]

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The Battle of the Scanners

So you don’t know which scanner you need for your barcode? Well, that is quite a dilemma. But EIM is here to make things a bit easier for you. All you need to know is right here: If you are looking for a hand-held scanner, then there are two dominating technological types to choose from. […]

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