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5 cool barcode related facts

April 27, 2017
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5 cool barcode related facts

  The initial idea didn’t come until 1949   University friends Bernard silver and Norman Woodland ‘coined’ the barcode in 1949. They were both students from pensylvania, United states. It wasn’t until over 20 years later, 1974, that barcodes were used in retail stores.   Chewing gum was the first supermarket product to use...

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Three practical, totally awesome uses of barcode technology

March 23, 2017
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Three practical, totally awesome uses of barcode technology

Three practical, totally awesome uses of barcode technology The extent of most people’s knowledge of barcode technology extends to “uh, that thing they scan at the shops”. Well i’m here to educate you, fools! You can use them to aid your diet     That’s right, barcodes help you to lose weight. Not via...

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NHS introduce barcode technology to save money, and lives.

March 3, 2017
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Barcode’s have been around for years, so by now we could assume that their usefulness has been maximised, right? Well that would be wrong, as The Department of Health now say that the latest in barcode technology has the potential to save the NHS up to 1 billion pounds over the next seven years....

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The top 5 barcode inspired buildings

March 3, 2017
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The top 5 barcode inspired buildings

It is not common perception that barcodes are a source of architectural inspiration, so when you find out that there are many buildings that emulate giant barcodes, it is quite surprising to say the least. However, if there is one design that is unparalleled when it comes to a combination of the recognisable and...

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Fast customer receipts and marketing too!

March 14, 2014
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The workhorse at the centre of all business and retail transactions is the receipt.  Without a receipt printer that is flexible,  can work specifically in your business environment and churn out fast accurate  and clear receipts,  the business is going to fall at the first hurdle. Toshiba  have come up with the TRST series...

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Architects turn barcodes into modern art!

March 10, 2014
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Architects turn barcodes into modern art!

“Is that building in his pyjamas?” the little girl asked frowning at the huge black and white building standing in front of her. You can see her point. Totally covered in black and white cladding this stunning if not garish building in New South Wales Australia is just one of a surprisingly large amount...

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Barcodes for arts sake?

March 6, 2014
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Barcodes for arts sake?

Some technological processes or commodities in our everyday life are meant to be invisible. Well, not necessarily invisible but they should not draw attention to the consumers eye. They are meant to do their job in the background so effecting a seamless process to the outside world. One of those commodities is the barcode....

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Barcodes used to catalogue animal species

February 26, 2014
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Barcodes used to catalogue animal species

The traditional idea of a barcode label is the stripey little tag on retail commodities which allows sellers and manufacturers to keep tabs on the size and make up of their stock. It is of very little interest to the general consumer unless they are either going though a self check-out in a superstore or...

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Spotlight on the ApleX4 Label Printer

February 18, 2014
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Spotlight on the ApleX4 Label Printer

Great for Industrial Environments, the Toshiba ApleX4 enables full automation of the labelling process in your organisation. Simple to use and easy to integrate, the Aplex4 application offers highly cost effective printing when in combination with the Toshiba B-Ex series. The Toshiba ApleX4 is designed with diverse working arenas in mind and can therefore...

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Industrial printer or desktop printer?

February 4, 2014
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Industrial printer or desktop printer?

Twitter has made “trending” fashionable, and in the printing world there is a feeling that the current trend is to replace old and cumbersome legacy industrial printers with small task orientated desktop printers. You can see the advantages – labels are printed at the point of use making processes simpler, presumably cheaper and more...

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