How to Create a Barcode with Our Barcode Generator

Our Barcode Generator is a wonderful tool that is designed to help you in visualizing your custom barcode solution. Let’s take a closer look at its parts and see how you can use it to generate barcodes in seconds. Watch a [Video]: 1. Barcode Type Our free Barcode Generator allows you to pick from over…

4 Things You Need to Know About Label Printers

I recently published a blog detailing how to select the right barcode label for your application, which you can read here. In this blog, I would like to help guide you in selecting the right Label Printer. I hope this will clear away some of the confusion regarding their features, usability, and durability. Features Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer…

6 Things You Need to Know About Barcode Labels

Custom Solutions for Unique Problems Barcodes may be one of the most widespread tools used for rapid item identification, but due to their customizable nature, no two barcode systems are identical. In order to maximize efficiency for a specific barcode system application, there are many factors that need to be taken into account. This blog will…

2D Barcode Scanning is Skyrocketing in these 5 Industries

2D barcodes are leaving their mark on lots of industry applications – pun intended! So why has 2D barcode scanning become so prevalent? Smaller Size While 1D barcodes are small, 2D barcodes are (or at least can be) even smaller…less than ½ inch long x ½ inch wide! Why does smaller = better? Simply put,…

Do you know what these AIDC Terms REALLY mean?

In the world of AIDC (Automatic Identification and Data Capture), there are hundreds of terms, phrases and acronyms. It can be hard to keep up! There are several terms that some people mistakenly substitute for similar-sounding words, when in actuality, they are using the term in the completely wrong context. Below are 10 of the…

The Barcode Scanner: Out With the Old, “On” With the New

Here I am, standing in the middle of my closet for the 3,245,738th time wondering…WHAT am I going to wear?? Questions flash through my head. “When did I wear that last?”  “Has so-and-so seen me in that outfit before?” “Do I have pants to match this top?” “What about shoes?” I’m sure we’ve all been…

Paper Cuts, Barcodes, and the College Board, Part 2

Thanks for stopping back to read Part 2 of my blog about tracking the massive amounts of paperwork involved with Advanced Placement (AP) high school courses and the College Board. In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. Keeping Track of Over 4,000,000 Exams The College Board is the company that develops…

Barcodes – The Missing Link Between Physical and Digital

Keep Organization Simple If you’re new on the barcode block, you might be intimidated by all of the different barcode types and their seemingly rigid appearance & confusing lines. There is, however, no reason to be scared. Barcodes are not here to hurt us; rather, they are here to help us by: Tracking critical information…

Top 5 Peripheral Products for IT Users and Test Engineers

I want to focus on five value-added products that I believe are of major benefit to IT users and Industrial Engineers. These products directly interface with your Industrial PC, enabling data acquisition and data transmission to occur throughout your facility. All products mentioned are manufactured for use in Industrial Automation and will create a better user experience…