Skiing with RFID

Getting Rid of the Traditional Ski Lift Ticket It’s cold outside, snowing like crazy, and here you are, at the base of a 13,000 foot mountain ready to be carried to the top by a little chair attached to a cable. The only thing standing in your way is a small piece of paper with a…

4 Barcode Apps that Will Scan that Weight Away

Raise your hand if you’re on some sort of diet or healthy eating regimen now that the holidays are over, like I am. It seems like everyone I know is trying to shed the extra bloat from too many cookies and egg nog. While types of diet vary, one thing remains constant: barcodes can help!…

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…

Posting Barcodes on Social Media: Safe or Not?

Barcodes are wonderfully useful in so many applications. The world simply wouldn’t be the same without them. But when it comes to safety and security, it is important to remember that the information contained in a barcode CAN be stolen – and recent news headlines have alerted us to the fact that barcodes accidentally posted…

Extreme Makeover: Barcode Edition

At first glance, barcodes are pretty boring. Black, white, black, white, black…well, you get the idea. But the thing is, they are everywhere! Virtually every product packaged for sale in a retail venue is labeled with a UPC (Universal Product Code) and then later scanned at checkout. Honestly, the product competition out there is fierce…

3 Reasons Why You Should Use a Mobile Boarding Pass

Last week I was on a plane headed to the Traffic Records Forum conference in Costa Mesa, CA and I couldn’t help but notice that barcodes were everywhere: boarding passes, mobile boarding passes, luggage, food purchases, and more. This trip was the first time I used a mobile boarding pass and I have to say, it’s…

How to Use a Mobile Boarding Pass

I used my first mobile boarding pass today and I have to say, I won’t be going back to paper. And this trend is broader than just my flying habits. Mobile boarding passes are up and coming with a projected 1 out 3 flyers using them in 2019! If you’ve never used a mobile boarding pass,…