Asda introduces fast 360 degree barcode scan

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Asda introduces fast 360 degree barcode scan

There is always something new in the barcode world. It seems that the aim of technology is to make things smaller and faster. In the retail industry fast checkouts are essential and over the last few years we have had some really cool innovations that have worked well and others we have have cursed....

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Barcodes should be black white and…green

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Barcodes should be black white and…green

Yes I’m talking conservation here.  For a long time the traditional site of the black and white stripped barcodes have been a comforting and familiar sight on shop shelves and packaging. As a community we are all trying to find new ways to save energy, recycle, and enhance sustainability. Strangely enough if we use...

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Spotlight on BarTender Barcode Label Printing Software

If you are looking for Barcode label printing software which is flexible, dynamic and cost effective for all industrial environments look no further than Bartender. We have been using BarTender barcode label printer software in our own in-house print shops for many years and it continues to get better and more effective as new...

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Why Thermal Printers remain first choice for printing barcode labels

If you are thinking of buying a printer you are not going to be stuck for choice. There is impact, laser, and ink jet as well as Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal Transfer printer. Domestic users are more likely to be focusing their sights on the the first three above but for the industrial...

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The barcode BEAST cometh…

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The barcode BEAST cometh…

Barcodes are essential in the retail and manufacturing industries. A barcode not only provides a steam-lined and automated process for overseeing stock, in the modern world it will provide a fast and effective process at checkouts. So it was with interest I read this week how barcodes were now being used in the criminal...

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Waiter, is there a barcode on the menu?

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Waiter, is there a barcode on the menu?

QR codes traditionally, have become linked with the retail industry. A fast and easy way to make an informed purchase or access real information concerning stock availability in different sizes, colours and makes. So how can barcode labels and QR codes enhance the restaurant industry? Surely that is what waiters are for? A QR...

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Spotlight on the Toshiba TEC B-SX8 barcode label printer

The Toshiba TEC B-SX8 barcode label printer offers not only the  flexibility to be used in nearly all work environments and with all modern applications, it also boasts cutting edge CPU technology and high print quality. Wireless LAN, USB, and RFID There are a number of functions that are available  as default with the...

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Barcodes help in understanding Cancer

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Barcodes help in understanding Cancer

We have reported many different ways in which barcodes are used outside of eCommerce, asset organisation and stock taking on this website. From barcodes on tombstones to enhance grieving, barcodes on bottles to help you find the girl of your dreams, and barcodes glued to ants to monitor social patterns in insects, barcode labels...

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New label printers for the blind

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New label printers for the blind

It was heartening this week to see not just one new appliance made especially for the blind – but two. Both are label printers designed and developed in isolation of each other by two different research team,s and both offer their own unique benefits and advantages. The fact is, super-clever gadgets for the visually...

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Barcode labels: those jargon question answered

Anyone new to the world of barcodes is likely to be a bit non-plussed by all the jargon they hear banded about or written on the code themselves. To an untrained eye barcode labels are no more than a series of black and white lines and alphanumeric symbols that mysteriously identify products, hold data,...

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