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Pharmaceutical Company Controls Label Reprints by Adding ‘Date Printed’

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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Multinational Company Uses Label Design Templates for GHS Compliance

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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Avoid the Emergency Upgrade Trap!

Summary Unfortunately, we sometimes get a desperate call from a label software user. Something catastrophic occurred to their labeling system. Perhaps a license server is down or a PC has died. The client cannot print labels and they need to get things running ASAP! We are glad to assist so when we get that call,…

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Design Your Label Using Fonts Instead of Images Files

Summary Did you know that many images commonly used on labels are also available as fonts? The most typical way of putting images into your label design is to save your image as a jpeg or png file so that it can be linked or embedded in your label design. However, many icons and images…

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Use the Printer Drivers to Create a Black Label with White Data

Summary When printing white on back labels (i.e. black label background with white lettering, images, and barcodes), there are three general approaches or methods available. Of the three, the most efficient is to create the label design as normal (black on white) and then use the printer driver to reverse all the images. This article…

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Clear Printer Memory to Prevent Misapplied Labels

Summary What you cannot see CAN hurt you! Just about every thermal printer has internal memory. It is very helpful in the printing process providing many benefits in the printing operation. With printer memory, the printer can store important data to speed up the printing process such as fonts, images, and even entire label formats…

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Use Start and End Labels to Prevent Mixing of Label Jobs

Summary Most organizations use one or a small handful of label designs to print labels for hundreds and sometimes thousands of different products. The consistency in label design makes reading the labels easier and projects a professional image for the company. It also makes label maintenance and customer / government compliance easier. At the same…

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Use Industrial Labeling Software to Easily Create GS1 Compliant UPC Product Labels

Summary GS1, an international standards organization, maintains the requirements for barcode labeling of retail items. There are several commonly used formats for product identification depending on the item, country, and space available on label.¬† UPC and EAN are the two most common examples. The GS1 specification is very detailed and technical. It requires the manufacturer…

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