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Toshiba Speeds up Barcode Label and Ticket Printing

July 6, 2012
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The latest addition to Toshiba TEC’s line-up of industrial printers the B-EX4 is breaking ground by printing and being able to maintain high print quality at maximum print speed of 14 inches (355mm) per second. Most other printers including some of Toshiba TEC’s older models struggle to maintain print quality when printing at maximum...

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A Real Barcode First

May 2, 2012
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A Real Barcode First

Recent barcode-related fact from Random Daily Facts website. A 10 pack of Wrigley’s Gum was the first product to be scanned with a UPC Barcode. It happened in Ohio in 1974, and the original pack is on display in the Smithsonian Institute. It’s hard to imagine that before the days of barcoding almost all products...

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1,000 Barcode Labels to Hong Kong or China for £28.00… Delivered

April 27, 2012
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1,000 Barcode Labels to Hong Kong or China for £28.00… Delivered

Yes, it’s hardly seems possible Tanto Labels can provide 1,000 Barcode labels delivered  to any destination in Mainland China and Hong Kong for just GBP £28.00. What’s more, the prices get even cheaper for higher volumes. Need Barcode Labels in China? How are we able to do this, it’s simple, customers place orders on...

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Plant and Animal Species Identified FAST with Barcodes

April 26, 2012
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Plant and Animal Species Identified FAST with Barcodes

As a barcode labels manufacturer Tanto Labels is always  interested in the use and application of barcode labels across business and society.  This story from the scientific community is not really about barcodes as we know them, but more about the boffins helping explain  a complex idea using a  familiar  every-day product. Biologists want...

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Raflatac’s New Label Slitting and Distribution Operation

April 21, 2012
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Raflatac’s New Label Slitting and Distribution Operation

Giant Label stock  manufacturer  UPM Raflatac is to open a new self-adhesive slitting and distribution operation in Mexico city to service Mexican and Central American markets.  The move will help improve lead-times to self-adhesive label manufacturers, which is viewed as being a strategically important region to the UPM subsidiary.  Raflatac are a major supplier...

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POS and Barcode Printer Manufacturer Buys IBM POS Business

April 18, 2012
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POS and Barcode Printer Manufacturer Buys IBM POS Business

  Point of Sale and Barcode Printer Manufacturer Toshiba TEC has acquired IBMs Point of Sale business in a deal worth £534m (US$850m).  The deal strengthens Toshiba TEC presence in Europe and North America and makes it the world largest retail point of sale manufacturer with approximately one quarter of the global market. Major...

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£75,000 Barcode….

April 3, 2012
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£75,000 Barcode….

Yes, in these frightening times where the recession is gripping business firmly round the neck and we are almost becoming numb to prices spiralling out of control, it might seem a £75,000 barcode was…well just a sign of the times. Certainly puts manufacturing costs up! But actually, this is news that barcodes have just got trendy!...

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Barcode Blunder Causes Red Faces Sandwell Council

April 3, 2012
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As more and more business process have been automated with the use of barcodes and barcode labels, getting it right is really important.  Problems can occur with barcode type, print quality of barcodes or the encoded data. A story reported this week in the Express and Star highlights how issues can quickly arise if not enough attention is...

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Toshiba Extends Life of B-SX4 barcode label printer

April 2, 2012
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Toshiba Extends Life of B-SX4 barcode label printer

Today Toshiba TEC announced it has extended the production life of the ever-popular B-SX4 Barcode Label Printer.  Production was originally planned to cease in March 2012, which is now extended to March 2013. The B-SX4 printer has been a hugely successful industrial label printer, as was its predecessor the B-472 barcode label printer. So there is a considerable...

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Toshiba TEC Double Sided Label Printer

March 17, 2012
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Toshiba TEC’s  showed off a number of new products at their  recent  VAR day. DB-EA4D is a dual-sided label printer which prints on both front and reverse faces of labels or tickets  in a single pass. The new printer  uses two thermal printheads and has a maximum print speed of 6″ per second. The...

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