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UK Barcode Label Equipment and UPC Codes

March 12, 2013
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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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Back to Basics with Barcode Label Placement

November 27, 2012
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Back to Basics with Barcode Label Placement

So many of our last few articles have been about how the barcode is becoming more dynamic and effective and essential in all areas of our modern community. A Barcode label can now apparently be used on Funeral headstones, to send messages to someone you fancy on alcohol bottles, and even help scientists in...

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A Real Barcode First

May 2, 2012
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A Real Barcode First

Recent barcode-related fact from Random Daily Facts website. A 10 pack of Wrigley’s Gum was the first product to be scanned with a UPC Barcode. It happened in Ohio in 1974, and the original pack is on display in the Smithsonian Institute. It’s hard to imagine that before the days of barcoding almost all products...

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Raflatac’s New Label Slitting and Distribution Operation

April 21, 2012
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Raflatac’s New Label Slitting and Distribution Operation

Giant Label stock  manufacturer  UPM Raflatac is to open a new self-adhesive slitting and distribution operation in Mexico city to service Mexican and Central American markets.  The move will help improve lead-times to self-adhesive label manufacturers, which is viewed as being a strategically important region to the UPM subsidiary.  Raflatac are a major supplier...

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Barcode Blunder Causes Red Faces Sandwell Council

April 3, 2012
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As more and more business process have been automated with the use of barcodes and barcode labels, getting it right is really important.  Problems can occur with barcode type, print quality of barcodes or the encoded data. A story reported this week in the Express and Star highlights how issues can quickly arise if not enough attention is...

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