Steps to Selecting an ID Card Printer


There is increased interest in ID systems that automate security access, labor reporting, and government facility access as well as customer loyalty cards and memberships.   It’s important to regard this as an “ID System”, rather than just another printer.  For example, Who will operate the card printing system? Which department will “own” the deployment of [...]

Smart Printing: Print Barcode Labels and Receipts without a Computer


Typically when a company implements a barcode printing solution, it consists of a computer (either stand-alone or on a network), software, and the printer itself (table-top or mobile).  Smart printers, however, take advantage of the memory and processing power of the printer to run independent print operations without the need for a computer.  Reduce IT [...]

Label Stuck in Your Barcode Printer? What Not To Do!


One of the most common and frustrating problems that occurs when you are printing bar code labels is when the label peels off the backing and sticks to the printer – usually either the platen or the printhead. I know your first inclination is to scrape it off and keep printing. Don’t do that!  2 thing you should [...]

I’ve Been Asked to Put a Barcode Label on my Packages by My Customer


This kind of request is what we “in the industry” call Compliance Labeling.  Your customer is asking you to comply with a requirement to label incoming product.  It’s a very common request in the automotive and aerospace industries and is a growing trend in fresh food, pharmaceuticals and other industries that are subject to recalls. [...]

I Need to Order a New Barcode Printer. What Questions Do I Ask?


This happens to us all the time – we get a call from a company who needs a new barcode printer.  It may be a replacement of an existing printer or a brand new printer for a new application.  In either case there are some fundamental questions that we ask. Do you need Direct Thermal [...]

Which Barcode Printer Should I Buy?


You’ve been told to (or decided to) purchase a barcode printer.  What no one told you is how many choices there are these days.  So how do you know which one will work the best for your application as well as give you the best value?  It comes down to two parameters:  Features and Duty-cycle. [...]