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Handwriting Labels Cramps

So you’ve got a situation on your hands. You’ve been handwriting labels for years, but now you notice productivity isn’t where it should be. You’re paying employees for more labor hours, but see even less output since there are so many mistakes. Handwriting Labels–Worth It? Statistics show that 1 out of every 300 handwritten characters […]

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Printing Ribbon – Choosing the Right One for Your Lab

So, you’ve graduated to the big leagues ―to the pinnacle of label printing―into the world of thermal transfer printing? Your laboratory labeling challenges have exceeded the capabilities of the lowly laser printer and even the constrictions of direct thermal printing, eh? You need really durable labels—these other technologies will simply not do the job. While […]

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Customer Spotlight: The Sweet Taste of Customer Satisfaction

“Press 1 for Marketing, Press 2 for Sales, Press 3 for the Operator”… UGH! You’ll never have to listen to that when you call us here at Electronic Imaging Materials! We pride ourselves on our customer service and take good care in building trusting, lasting relationships with our fan (customer) base. Just recently, we bumped […]

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The UPC

The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology that is widely used in the United States and Canada for tracking trade items (fancy term for products) in stores. Practically every item purchased from a grocery store, department store or mass merchandiser has a UPC barcode on either a label or a tag. This helps […]

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Customer Spotlight: Gluten Free and Loving It

One of our customers runs a bakery that specializes in gluten-free, wheat-free and nut-free breads, cookies, muffins, cakes, bagels, pies, crackers and pizza dough. Yum!   The baked goods are so soft and moist that you can imagine you are eating the real thing and not feel deprived. This customer uses our unique cold-temperature laser paper […]

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Customer Spotlight: A Sweet Deal for Candy Lovers

Since Electronic Imaging Materials, Inc. really appreciates the efforts of good marketing and promotion, we can’t help but think about one of our customers that has established a strong and ever-growing position in the food and candy packaging industry. Working through distributor and corporate partnerships, they focus on the custom, personalization of tins, jars, wrappers […]

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Vehicle Labels – Imports and Labels

Unfortunately, a springtime increase in import prices on consumer goods like automobiles overshadowed a temporary drop in fuel costs. Some of this increase understandably developed as a result of the unfortunate circumstances in Japan that created supply disruptions and led to a dramatic drop in auto imports during the months of April & May 2011. […]

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10 Reasons to Use Barcodes

We can hear the whining from here: It’s expensive, it’s a pain, it’s too much trouble or it’s too confusing to think about. We understand and sympathize. Truly we do! So, we’ve decided to do a countdown of all the reasons why you should consider barcoding. So without any further ado: You don’t need a […]

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