Regulatory requirements or vendor insistence creates a situation where a manufacturer has to ship a container or pallet with two identical labels applied to two different surfaces. While a simple exercise if performed manually, it gets complex when incorporating it into an automated shipping process. As the object moves down a conveyor system, two printers…

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Eventually, we all know that the dreaded day is coming…the day we will need to upgrade our labeling software. However, with a new version being released every year or two, it is a challenge to pick the best time to make the upgrade. Choosing to upgrade at every new release uses up valuable resources and…

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How to get your vendor to help you become a system expert.  We all know how it goes. You call in to tech support, go through an automated phone tree, and press buttons for five minutes so the system, hopefully, directs you to the right department. When you finally get a live person, they ask…

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Before 2020 ends, you should consider three things. Are you: #1 – Leveraging New Innovations? Internet Enabled Printers – Heard about these? True plug ‘n play. One-time setup (we can help). Once configured for your cloud-based application, you can plug them in anywhere on the planet (with Internet access) and start printing. Can this help…

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With the new year just around the corner, we want to ensure your tracking and labeling system is running the best it can. We have created simple steps you can take to make sure your tracking and labeling system is easy to use and reliable. 1. Update your software Pay attention to the end-of-life dates.…

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Summary Accurate labeling and tracking of products prevents of theft, counterfeiting, and the accidental release of uncontrolled products. Companies in regulated industries require strict label controls to ensure accurate labeling. These controls include precise tracking of labels created, used, and destroyed. The ability to create an exact duplicate label can frustrate efforts to control. However, reprinting…

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Summary Managing label printing via label design templates provides tremendous advantages over trying to create one label file per product. However, this can be tricky with GHS compliance since different products require the display of different images (called pictograms) in different location. This is further complicated by the fact that some products require a different…

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