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A guide to barcodes and printing Part1

We are quite used to seeing the familiar bar codes on products which are parallel, adjacent bars and are found on many products. The ones with which we are most familiar with are on the products found in the retail environment, particularly supermarkets.

Barcodes have been used for many decades now and initially were used in transport and warehousing, as well as manufacturing. Today with the rise in technology and computing, barcoding has become an indispensable tool for business operations, used for many purposes including provide immediate and accurate data collection.

Why do I need high quality barcode labels?

The answer would probably be, it all depends upon what the barcode is to be used on and the purpose of the barcode. If it is simply to price a product, then paper labels will usually satisfy most environments, but if it is for asset tagging or for industrial applications, something more robust may be required.

Tamper Evident Asset Tags

Companies have assets, these assets need to be protected and also they have to be tracked to ensure that they are safe, secure and doing the job for which they are intended. A very efficient way to keep your assets intact, secure and prevented from being tampered with is to use tamper evident asset tags.

Three distinct types of barcode label

The pricing and selling of goods has been made much simpler since the introduction of barcode labels just a few decades ago. Generally the barcode is printed onto the product at the time when this is in its final stages and a label is attached, but there are also barcode labels available which can be affixed to any product at any point in the product’s life-cycle.

Durable warehouse labels in the UK

We understand the importance of running an efficient warehousing operation, and we can put at your disposal our experience of producing and printing warehouse labels. Here at Data Label we can find a solution to any warehouse labelling requirement that you want. We apply stringent quality checks on all our products and we realise the importance of having a warehouse label that will withstand all the rigours of products being moved around on pallets.

Food labelling Requirements

The labelling of food items has changed over a number of years now and there are some regulations which are mandatory. In 2011 the EU drew up a set of new requirements which has been designed to bring food and nutritional labelling the same for all member countries.

Portable Appliance Testing Labels

Health and Safety regulations require that electrical appliances are safe and maintained to prevent harm to workers. This is normally required to be done on a yearly basis to ensure that the item continues to be safe to use.

From simple beginnings to digital printing

Labels have been around for a very long time, it is believed that they were first used about 400 years ago and then of course the label would have been written by hand, or images cut into wood and the image pressed into the paper, using a press of some description. Gradually though the years and as a result of the industrial revolution, cylinder style printing was developed.

Get the most by using a QR code on your product

The QR code can be a great advantage to your company and to work for you it needs to be displayed prominently on the product. We have seen that the QR code can be printed in a variety of shapes, colour and sizes, have a picture embedded into and it is there always on display when your product is used.

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