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Interleaved 2 of 5

The Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode is often an overlooked and yet important symbology used in the shipping and warehouse industries. Typically it is printed in low density to make it easy to scan or “read,” but it really is a high-density, numbers-only barcode developed in 1972 by David Allais, a leader in barcode design and […]

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shipping and receiving

Arch Enemies: Packing Tape & Labels

Are you finding that your labels are fading on shipping boxes? Chances are this is because (1) you are using direct thermal labels and (2) your packing tape is coming in direct contact with your labels. Fading can happen anytime direct thermal print touches vinyl, shrink wrap or certain adhesives. The plasticizers used in shipping […]

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cold weather

Cold Weather and Labels

The weather is always on our minds these days, especially since we seem to be faced with more and more extreme conditions that swing from one end of the spectrum to the other. This past summer, we saw unbearably hot temperatures and dry conditions added to by all sorts of fires and storms. Now in […]

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Label Writing Cramps

So you’ve got a situation on your hands. You have been handwriting labels for years, but now you notice that productivity isn’t where it should be. You are paying employees for more labor hours, but see about the same or even less output since they are making so many mistakes. Statistics show that 1 out […]

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UPC barcode

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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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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Code 39

How to Recognize Code 39

No matter what you call it – Code 39, Code 3 of 9, USS Code 39, USD-3, Alpha39 or Type 39, this barcode has remained one of the most popular codes in use today – except for the UPC code used on all retail merchandise. Code 39 was the first alphanumeric code to be developed […]

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