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Top 3 Things Your Business Can Do to Reduce Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

When we tell our customers we want to help them implement supply chain risk management strategies so they don’t run out of labels, reactions can sometimes be along the lines of “Huh?” After all, it’s just a little label, how hard can it be to keep it in stock? But when it comes to supply […]

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Pylon Label Predicament: Helping America’s Booming Lumber Industry

Here at EIM we are always happy to help one of America’s hottest industries solve their problems to keep their momentum going! And today, it hardly gets any hotter than the lumber industry. That is why we were so excited to hear from Mans Lumber & Millwork,  a 120-year-old Michigan family lumber business. They came to […]

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Freezer Proof Labels for Every Stage of Cold Chain Logistics

Can your labels take the chill? Cold temps and frozen surfaces are the longtime nemesis of adhesive backed labels. Particularly labels that need to survive the frigid temperatures of cold chain logistics. Adhesive failure on labels due to low temps can lead to serious problems tracking and identifying products. General purpose adhesive used in labels […]

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How to Set Up Barcode Label Data Files (VIDEO)

How do I create barcode label data files? The easy answer: in an excel spreadsheet. But in reality, label data files aren’t so easy and they can give even our most stalwart of Label Experts a doozy of a headache (like Kirk in the video below). Give our video on setting up data files a […]

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Food Distribution Labels – Keeping it Fresh

When you snack on a fresh carrot or open a can of tomatoes, do you think about how those tasty fruits and vegetables traveled to you? We do! Some of the biggest names in your refrigerator rely on labels from EIM. From the fields where veggies are grown to warehouses to your local grocery store, […]

Ambient Warehouses: The Behind the Scenes Ecommerce Ecosystem

When you find yourself in need of some retail therapy, chances are you log onto your favorite online store and shop away. When you find the item you need or want, you click add to cart, check out, and then the waiting for your package to arrive begins. But where do these items you buy […]

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Making Physical Distancing Labels Fun with Help from Our Furry Friends

“Please keep six feet apart,” a key piece of the new reality of safe business practices. However your business is communicating safe social distancing practices, we hope you’re keeping it fun. As a proud participant of Keene Safe, a local safety initiative calling on businesses to implement safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, […]

Retro-Reflective Signage Improves Inventory – Customer Spotlight

As a second-generation family business, we’re proud of our decades serving many other family businesses in the Lumber and Building Materials (LBM) industry. Our lumber tags and barcode labels support customers from forest to sawmill to kiln to manufacturing floor and distribution warehouse—and in some cases, vertically integrated customers that use our solutions at every […]

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Will My Future Warehouse Need Labels?

At EIM, we’re all about helping our customers keep up with the demands of changing industry norms. And warehouse labeling is no exception. Few of our clients have seen more change in recent years than the material handling industry. The rise of ecommerce and accelerating advances in material handling automation have left warehouses running to […]

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Scanning Distance – What Determines it for Your Label? (VIDEO)

What distance will your label be able to scan from? How will your label size, the length of your barcode, and different materials affect your maximum scanning distance? Who’s going to help you take all these factors into consideration, to create the perfect labels? The Label Experts are here to make working with scanning distance […]

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