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A short history of barcode art

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A short history of barcode art

Can the humble barcode really be transformed into barcode art? Find out in our short history of barcode art – you might be surprised! The barcode is so much part of our everyday life. Essential for commerce and recognised by anyone who has exchanged a product for money in a shopping outlet or online,...

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Is my barcode label fit for purpose?

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Is my barcode label fit for purpose?

Is it inevitable we will pick the wrong queue at a supermarket? It can certainly feel like it sometimes. You know the situation: You have bought all the essentials for the week such as alcohol, coffee, chocolate and midnight snacks and now you just want to get through the cashier area as fast as...

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Top tips for inventory management

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Top tips for inventory management

Ok, so keeping a robust inventory for your business isn’t the most riveting subject in the world of business. But it should be. Unless you have a precise monitor on your stock, your business could well just collapse like a pack of cards. You are unable to analyse past sales in order to streamline...

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Barcodes: Your complete guide

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Barcodes: Your complete guide

Whether you’re looking to learn more about how barcodes work, want to get all the information on what barcodes can do to help your business or why you should use barcodes in the first place, our complete guide has all you need to get you started. Providing you with valuable insight into exactly why...

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How do I get a barcode for my products?

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Do I really need a barcode on my product? Well, there is no law in the UK to say that you need a barcode on your product in order to sell it. However, it can be an essential factor for marketing purposes if you wish to sell it through retail outlets. The barcode, as...

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Barcodes: Too cool for school?

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Barcodes for school

We all remember our names being read out on the register at school. For most people, it’s hardly an experience that brings back any memories or even a hint of nostalgia. However, for those out there of different ethnicities or with difficult to pronounce surnames, the whole experience could be thought of as annoying...

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5 cool barcode related facts

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Barcode facts

We’ve been taking a look at the history of the barcode, and have put together some of our favorite fun facts: 1. 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...

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In the nineties, every kid who’s parents loved them had a Gameboy. Nintendo really cashed in on the handheld gaming market at a time where people only really knew of stationary consoles. It was time for the nintendo 64 and playstation to move aside; gaming on the move had taken over. When the kids...

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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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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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