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Are Your Labeling and Tracking Systems Ready for 2021?

By Dave Klement | December 2020

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…

Avoid Typos in Your Labeling with Input Masks! Reducing Errors Series – Article #1

By Dave Klement | September 2020

Summary One of the most common errors in label creation is mistyping (i.e. a ‘typo’).  Doing this with critical label information at print time can cause BIG problems. Most brands of labeling software can help prevent user typos by using a process called masking. This article explains how input masking works and provides some examples…

Design Your Label Using Fonts Instead of Images Files

By Dave Klement | November 2019

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…

Reduce Human Error with Effective Label Design

By Dave Klement | July 2019

Summary “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” – Alexander Pope Most labeling software applications are packed with tools and features to prevent errors. This article covers some common ones and provides some links to Efficient Ideas articles. Methods to Reduce Human Error Several methods can be used to reduce the potential for human error: Input…

Prevent Invalid Dates in Your Labels. Reducing Errors Series – Article #2

By Dave Klement | February 2019

Summary Ever see an expiration date of November 31st on a label?  How about February 30th? April 31st? June 31st? Invalid dates can enter your label by either human entry or an erroneous mathematical calculation caused by a simple formula.  Although both types of error are possible, steps can be taken to reduce or eliminate…

Avoid the Emergency Upgrade Trap!

By Dave Klement | October 2018

  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…

Which of the Two Methods of Thermal Printing Technology Is Best for You?

By Dave Klement | November 2017

Summary Thermal printing technology has stood the test of time. Since 1972, its use has become widespread and it’s typically the technology of choice when printing labels.  There are two methods for thermal label printing and most printers support both methods: Direct Thermal Thermal Transfer When deciding which method is best, your decision should be…