Barcodes are not necessarily just for swiping at the grocery checkout counter, they have many more uses. Product pricing is the obvious one that we see just about every day, for example they are widely used in most retail stores across the globe. Once the barcode labels are passed over the scanner, the cost of that product will be reflected on the computer or cash register. Thus, the need for manually entering the cost is completely eliminated.
Before over-laminated labels were commonly available, company owners and managers found themselves wasting time and money replacing barcode labels that had become damaged or simply disintegrated or faded and unreadable. This can mean that time is lost by being unable to read the label and can mean that valuable employees time is wasted.
Today we can provide labels from a variety of materials that are capable of withstanding the harshest of conditions including being frozen down to extreme temperatures referred to as cryogenic.
An asset label which is also referred to as an asset tag has to be able to withstand all manner of conditions and these can vary considerably throughout the life of the asset. As we are aware asset labels can be hugely helpful for businesses and organisations, allowing the organisation to keep track of all of property, including valuable items such as computer equipment, furniture and machinery.
All businesses want to reduce their operating costs and are constantly striving to find ways to reduce these. However there is one way which does not immediately jump to the forefront of some business operator’s minds and that is using barcodes.
An increasing number of businesses are fixing barcode labels on their assets or equipment in order to keep efficient records and properly track items. The object of fixing barcode labels to assets is to provide details about the items or products whenever this is needed.
Much will depend upon the equipment the asset label is to be used on, but most companies will have a use for one or both of them.
Permanent asset labels are designed to be fixed to the particular piece of apparatus and not removed. The adhesive used forms a super strong bond with most surfaces it comes into contact with, and providing to is left for a period or four hours after fixing, the glue will have set and will be virtually impossible to remove, that is without causing damage. By using vinyl instead of paper for this asset label it will be considerably stronger, permanent in fact.
Correctly used by attaching asset labels to equipment and couple these with barcode labels coupled with asset management software, will enable a detailed record to be kept of company equipment and office accessories, for example tags or labels attached to laptops and other valuable office equipment together with business equipment.
Putting a label onto a product is there for a definite purpose, it informs a person what is in the container, so it is pointless if it is going to fall off when faced with certain conditions such as varying temperatures or water for example.
A bottle of shampoo is very likely to be in contact with water and food may well be stored in a freezer for example, these products will have to have label which will withstand these conditions, stay firmly attached to the item and be readable.
Particularly important where chemicals are concerned, it is not just scientists that use chemicals; most people use them daily, either in work or at home. Cleaning products such as bleach and oven sprays are chemical and so are paints, inks, glues and oils.
We have the capability of producing labels of any size that you wish and we can match a custom label with any printed information, including corporate logos and product brands, in full colour print and Pantone colour matching available printed using HP Indigo digital print technology with specialty topcoats and finishes.
Naturally you will want all your expensive equipment to have asset tags on them, this way all your modern high-tech electrical equipment and valuable machinery can be enabled for you to track them constantly as well as render them ‘thief-proof’.
No longer is it necessary to maintain huge log files for all the equipment you own, you can simply have all the information labelled with a barcode. Whenever required, the information can be scanned using a scanner but naturally the labels will have to be intact and readable by the scanner.