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Customer Spotlight: What is an Emu, Anyway?

We had to look it up ourselves. (It’s a bird distantly related to the ostrich.) One of our customers actually raises emus on a ranch. There are a number of useful products obtainable from an emu, including its lean meat, oil, skin, feathers, nails and even its huge colorful eggs (which are used for ornamental […]

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Badge Labels – A Unique Labeling Solution for Racing

“Drivers, start your engines! ONE…. TWO… THREE… and they’re off!” As the sound of hundreds of tires screeching on the hot pavement fills the track, pit crews are eagerly scrambling to their respective positions. Imagine, hundreds of pit crew workers all over the place, vying for their spot amongst the excitement. How on Earth does […]

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Pharmaceutical Testing Labels

Companies that discover and develop innovative products for healthcare patients and consumers worldwide rely on superior supporting materials. One such corporation is an international leader in pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, diagnostic tests and devices that came to us f r their pharmaceutical testing labels. Their extensive studies are often complicated and entail harsh testing processes―for example, […]

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What Do Laboratory Labels and Research Posters Have in Common?

While Electronic Imaging Materials, Inc. focuses on laboratory labeling and tracking to make research easier, once research is complete it is time to share the results. One popular method to quickly impart compelling conclusions is a conference poster session. We recently came across two different resources that help make the most out of this communication […]

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Piggyback Rides and Piggyback Labels

“Want me to give you a piggy back ride?” That is a fairly common question when it comes to children. But would you ever think that labels ride piggyback? Well they do, and it is almost as common as a child getting a piggyback ride. Piggyback labels ride on the back of other labels and […]

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‘Cause I’m Tree, Tree Free

Have you ever noticed how most great things have their own theme songs? Just take Mighty Mouse, Captain Planet, Batman and Underdog, for example. I’d say they certainly deserve it… wouldn’t you agree? So, why not let some of our exceptional labels share in the glory? Our Archival, Lignin-Free, Wood-Free and Acid-Free Labels are pretty […]

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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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