Why barcode labels need to be glued to ants…

Yes, well that title got you reading the blog this week. We have covered some pretty quirky topics on the Tanto blog over the years but glueing barcode labels to ants  has to be the most off the wall yet. In fact it even seems a little bit cruel if not intensely frustrating to...

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Instant inventory updates with barcodes makes shoe shopping super-fast!

So here’s the scene: You need a new pair of shoes. There are some great modern styles.  But shopping is mind-blowingly tedious at the best of times – and those endless questions and so much wasted time. “Do you have these in a size 8?” Off the assistant goes. Wait 5 minutes. You’re left...

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Cutting costs with the Toshiba Tec B-EX4T2 barcode label printer

The Toshiba Tec B-EX4T2 continues to get rave reviews as a commercial tool both for Small to medium business and large corporate manufacturing businesses. As well as being highly competitive in terms of price, taking into account comparable barcode label printers, the Toshiba Tec B-EX4T2 can also reduce in house processing costs and also...

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Demystifying the mysterious DataMatrix Barcode

The DataMatrix as shown in the image has become part of everyday life now. Most know for its use on mobile phones to access information about a retail commodity the DataMatrix barcode has a very different presentation from the 1 dimensional linear barcode we have come to know so well. The 1 D barcode,...

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Top Tips for extending the life of your Printhead

Every form of office or manufacturing equipment needs maintenance to a certain degree. The modern Toshiba barcode label printers have been designed to need as little maintenance as possible so as to save time on the shop floor and also to make use and accessibility as simple as possible. But at the end of...

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Highlighting the Toshiba Tec B-EX4D2 barcode label Printer

Promoted as “the lowest cost industrial printer solution” the Toshiba Tec B-EX4D2 is an innovative new barcode label printer that certainly has a lot to offer the manufacturing industry.  With super fast speeds of 12 ips and a print-head with an expected lifetime of 50km Toshiba designed this B-EX for direct thermal printing applications. The EX high...

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Ok, so us guys are known for not particularly wanting to be first in line to do clothes shopping.  To be honest its often the last thing I want to do. But a new Jeans retailer in the US has created a new style of shopping for men that combines barcode label technology with...

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UK Barcode Label Equipment and UPC Codes

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UK Barcode Label Equipment and UPC Codes

The UK and and the USA use two slightly different types of barcode labelling systems. This straight away begs the question – what if a British company is receiving commodities or supplies from abroad? Will printing equipment available over in the UK be able to read American barcode Labels? The GS1 underpins Barcode label Standards The fundamental...

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Calculating Contrast and Barcode Labels

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Calculating Contrast and Barcode Labels

Finding the most efficient colours for a linear barcode may seem a daunting task. The contrast between the colours needs to be spot on in order for  barcode labels to be working at optimum performance. However it is not as difficult as at first it may seem. The most fundamental concern is to reproduce...

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Highlighting the Toshiba BSA4

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Highlighting the Toshiba BSA4

The immediate benefit of the Toshiba BSA4 is it is flexible for all work environments. It has the functionality of an industrial printer but has the ease of use of a desktop printer. Hence processes are clean and can be on a large scale without the extra training for because of complex procedures. Design for...

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