6 Ways to Use Barcodes in Hospitals

One of the biggest changes seen in the healthcare field is the introduction of barcodes in almost every application. Typically seen on a patient’s wristband, hospitals now have barcodes on almost everything, some of which you may have never heard of. Here are 6 Ways to Use Barcodes in a Hospital:  Patient Wristbands o Upon…

How to Select the Correct Printer Ribbon

Thermal printers and ribbon selection is a common topic I see come up when talking with customers. While it is easy to select one extreme or another in terms of the cost, an expensive ribbon does not always equal the best performance in this category. So how should you select the correct ribbon for your printer?…

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…