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NHS introduce barcode technology to save money, and lives.

March 3, 2017
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Barcode’s have been around for years, so by now we could assume that their usefulness has been maximised, right? Well that would be wrong, as The Department of Health now say that the latest in barcode technology has the potential to save the NHS up to 1 billion pounds over the next seven years....

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The top 5 barcode inspired buildings

March 3, 2017
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The top 5 barcode inspired buildings

It is not common perception that barcodes are a source of architectural inspiration, so when you find out that there are many buildings that emulate giant barcodes, it is quite surprising to say the least. However, if there is one design that is unparalleled when it comes to a combination of the recognisable and...

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Choosing a Barcode and Labelling supplier

February 6, 2013
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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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Barcode Inventor dies aged 91

January 8, 2013
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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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New Barcode dynamic helps reduce theft and loss

May 27, 2012
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New Barcode dynamic helps reduce theft and loss

The whole point of barcodes is to be a nifty almost invisible little device that enables company’s, retailers and manufacturers to keep a track of stock, individual products bought and so a business can easily calculate sales processes, when to replenish resources and predict for the future which products or services are more likely...

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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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Plant and Animal Species Identified FAST with Barcodes

April 26, 2012
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Plant and Animal Species Identified FAST with Barcodes

As a barcode labels manufacturer Tanto Labels is always  interested in the use and application of barcode labels across business and society.  This story from the scientific community is not really about barcodes as we know them, but more about the boffins helping explain  a complex idea using a  familiar  every-day product. Biologists want...

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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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£75,000 Barcode….

April 3, 2012
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£75,000 Barcode….

Yes, in these frightening times where the recession is gripping business firmly round the neck and we are almost becoming numb to prices spiralling out of control, it might seem a £75,000 barcode was…well just a sign of the times. Certainly puts manufacturing costs up! But actually, this is news that barcodes have just got trendy!...

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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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