Who remembers the Kimball Tag?

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Who remembers the Kimball Tag?

The news has been  full recently of the amazing successes of the Barcode label. It celebrated its sixtieth anniversary last year, its close cousin the Q code is becoming the way to buy online, and the death of its inventor in early December 2012 brought its genius to the forefront once again. Since its...

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The Benefits of the Mobile Printer

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The Benefits of the Mobile Printer

Tracking inventory using barcode printers and other gadgets is often a great deal easier within a warehouse and store front than monitoring sales people, delivery employees and company representatives out on the road. Mobile printers have been available for a long time but many businessmen think twice because of the investment involved.  But when...

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Choosing a Barcode and Labelling supplier

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Choosing a Barcode and Labelling supplier

As the Barcode and Labelling industry continues to become more and more dynamic and much more a part of everyday life for the individual as well as an essential tool for manufacturers and retailers, choosing the most appropriate supplier seems to be even more complex  for the business manager than it once was. Barcode...

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Spotlight on the Toshiba Tec DB-EA4D

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Spotlight on the Toshiba Tec DB-EA4D

Toshiba continue to be top of the best sellers list as far as label printers go and the Toshiba Tec DB EA4D is no exception. In fact, we can go further than review and highlight the assets of this neat little piece of machinery  – it has actually won an award as well. The IF...

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When Barcodes Break…

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When Barcodes Break…

At first look it wouldn’t appear that  barcodes could stop working effectively. After all they are just a mass of black and white lines and numbers. There they are sitting ready to go on your product. What could possibly go wrong? Well, unfortunately it is how they appear and communicate with the scanner which could cause...

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Demystifying barcode labels for your business

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Demystifying barcode labels for your business

Barcodes can appear mystifying enough when just sitting on a product on your local store. When you are starting your business and attempting to work out how they can benefit your organisation you need to know how they work in order to find the most cost effective and appropriate type on the market. The...

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Barcode Inventor dies aged 91

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Barcode Inventor dies aged 91

Only recently we reported on the Tanto Labels Blog how the humble Barcode had reached its 6o th birthday. Now only a few weeks later one of the cop-inventors who made the technology possible has passed away. Lucky enough to be able to celebrate the anniversary celebrations and how his invention has truly become...

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You never noticed barcodes – now they really are invisible!

For some time now on Tanto we have reported how  humble barcodes have grown from being a simple inventory tool to being used in almost any industry you can think of. Barcodes have more than one use in industry Far from being just an application to keep tabs on stock or enhance checkout processes in...

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Toshiba Tec B-EX4T2 Barcode Label Printer

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Toshiba Tec B-EX4T2 Barcode Label Printer

Toshiba Tec is usually ahead of the crowd when it comes to the latest innovations in the world of  barcode label printers but it really has pulled out all of the stops with its latest model – The Toshiba Tec B-EX4T2. It is already getting rave reviews as a commercial tool that is not only...

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Choosing the right Barcode Printer for your Business

Fundamentally there are two different types of barcode printers to choose from: thermal transfer and direct thermal printers. You will find barcode printers on the market which can offer both facilities, but these tend to be the high end models and by default they are likely to be more expensive. Two varieties of  barcode...

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