Trials carried out in Bristol using barcode label technology has been used in a number of care homes with great success and has resulted in medication safety systems have being transformed. This pioneering technology is due to an innovative collaboration between NHS Bristol, Pharmacy Plus and the care home sector.
There is a label to suit every product and Datalabel can find the right solution for just about every conceivable problem we have been challenged with. We have an extensive selection of self adhesive labels for example and these can be produces matt, semi gloss, high gloss and direct thermal papers. Add to that adhesives which are available to suit a variety of purposes, whether this is permanent suitable for the most difficult of surfaces to stick to, removable, adhesive labels for freezers product used in the food industry or even if to be used outdoors.
If you imagine that barcodes are used only on products that are sold in shops and supermarkets, you would be rather off the mark. These labels are used for many purposes as they are small but can carry lots of information not just a price of the item, can be easily scanned in restricted spaces in necessary.
Pricing of products is the most obvious and they also know the price of the product and avoid intentional or un-intentional mistake at the cash point.
Getting an outstanding design in a label is important; it is your company’s image and this is why DataLabel will always send a true colour proof using an inkjet printer for you to approve and comment upon. The first step for production of your label is the artwork and no matter if the design is simple or complicated this can be accurately reproduced. We are able to support a number of formats and we can reproduce engineering drawings, or work from simple sketches sent to you to check, approve or request changes, the completed artwork is always sent to you for approval. You may wish to use your own artwork and this can be accommodated, the best way for this to be submitted is through email, but we can work from a disc.
A business cannot be efficient and is on the road to failure if it has no idea what stock it has, what is in the inventory, the value of its assets. Today, this is where modern labelling in the form of an effective barcode-based data collection, asset management, workflow management, work-in-process, and supply chain or inventory management system is how a modern business would operate.
However, it is vital that each item is properly labelled; otherwise the effectiveness of the system is likely to be unreliable. Getting advice on how products and assets are best labelled is normally down to the expertise of specialist companies, they will be able to help with labelling and identification solutions. This would include barcode label design and printing, asset labelling and tagging, mobile label printing, to name a few.
The use of barcode technology for patient identification is a growing trend at many hospitals and the data stored on the barcode label can hold a lot of useful information outside of the patient’s name, address, date of birth for example. Important information such as allergies, blood groups and admission data can be easily and quickly stored using General Practioners records in advance of a patient’s admission to hospital for routine examination or surgery.
Although the barcode label is now a common sight, its invention revolutionised the way that products could be identified by the simple use of an electronic reader or scanner, Its beginnings date back to the late 1940’s when an American food retailer was hoping to find a way that food products could be automatically identified at the checkout to avoid having to price each individual item on the shelves and then manually punch the price into the cash register.