Companies involved with the handling and packaging of food products know how careful their practices must be. Manufacturers are mandated to label all of their packages ready for shipment, following strict guidelines set by federal legislation. These labels carry all sorts of information through the supply chain. Handling instructions, inspection legend, net weight, etc.
Barcodes can also be utilized on labels, capturing additional product info and inventory tracking. It’s only until recently that some handlers have gotten really savvy with their barcode labels, realizing they can design and print their own with unique identifiers and variable information with the click of a button.
Auto-Generated Barcodes on the Fly & Ready to Print
EIM has experience working with the food and beverage industry for years, supplying facilities with on-demand printing solutions and all kinds of custom made labels for dry, wet, or frozen conditions. One customer of ours reached out in need of a printing system that could scan a barcode on a food container, and then replicate that information on a new printable label. They would need access from three different computers to print over 200 labels a day. They would affix them to things like test tubes, petri dishes, and plastic bags that would be stored in very cold or hot storage conditions.
We happily provided our go-to label software BarTender® Automation to fulfill their needs. By hooking a scanner directly to their computer via USB, they were able to scan barcodes to populate certain fields on their label template, and then print them without ever having to input data.
This is just one experience we’ve had working with the food industry. Need labels for vacuum sealed packages, laboratory equipment, or wax corrugated boxes? Try filling out our help form to request free samples, or download a BarTender® software trial to see if automating your labels boosts your systems efficiency.