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Using barcode lablels for a fast and easy shopping list

December 3, 2013
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Using barcode lablels for a fast and easy shopping list

Technological innovation is on the precipice of finding a smart application that just allows you to do just anything in your daily routine. Even the most ridiculously simple daily tasks can be made… well even more simple. So it is with little surprise that we learn the newest little gadget to hit the stage...

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Spotlight on the Toshiba TEC MD-480i

November 18, 2013
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Spotlight on the Toshiba TEC MD-480i

In order for employees to work efficiently when based away from the office or headquarters there needs to be trustworthy technology in place to ensure customers are left with necessary information, paperwork to back up data retrieval, and receipts. As printer technology has advanced businesses are able to offer a complete service to the...

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Adding effective colour to your barcodes

October 18, 2013
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Adding effective colour to your barcodes

The traditional vision of a 1D barcode seen on supermarket shelves is a rectangle that is composed of black vertical lines on a white background with various indecipherable numbers underneath. It looks pretty boring and so it has become very much invisible to the shoppers eye unless they need to pass it to the...

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Asda introduces fast 360 degree barcode scan

October 8, 2013
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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

October 1, 2013
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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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The barcode BEAST cometh…

August 27, 2013
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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?

August 20, 2013
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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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Barcodes help in understanding Cancer

July 30, 2013
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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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Barcode labels: those jargon question answered

July 16, 2013
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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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Printhead resolution tips

June 25, 2013
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Printhead resolution tips

Buying your first barcode printer can seem to be a bit of a minefield. Perhaps one of the most important factors you are going to have to decide upon is the resolution of your printhead. The wrong choice could have an immediate effect not only on the quality of the printing but also on...

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