Four Reasons Your Labeling System is About to Fail #1: Computer Failure
When your label printing depends on a workstation, if it goes down, the entire system goes down. You need to plan and prepare for that possibility. This can include short-, mid- and long-term plans or some combination of them. Short Term There are two ways to prepare in case your computer failed tomorrow: Set Up…Read More
License Creep in NiceLabel
Why do I keep exceeding my printer licenses when I am not adding any actual printers? Inconsistently configured printers, label test prints and port monitors can create “phantom” printers that count against your license. NiceLabel Printer Management or using standard TCP/IP to set up printers minimizes the creation of unique location names which would count…Read More
License Creep in BarTender
Why do I keep exceeding my printer licenses when I am not adding any actual printers? Inconsistently configured printers, label test prints and port monitors can create “phantom” printers that count against your license. Using BarTender Printer Groups or using standard TCP/IP to set up printers minimizes the creation of unique location names which would…Read More
License Creep in LABEL MATRIX
Why do I keep exceeding my LABEL MATRIX Network user licenses when I am not adding new users? Users forgetting to logout of LABEL MATRIX, or the Network Utilities app not recognizing that it has been closed can give LABEL MATRIX the impression that more people are logged in. Using Network Utilities to drop a…Read More
Double Trouble? Applying Two Labels
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…Read More
When Is the Best Time to Upgrade Your Labeling Software?
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…Read More
Get Knowledge Transfer Instead of Support!
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…Read More
Are Your Labeling and Tracking Systems Ready for 2021?
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…Read More
Simple Steps for 2021
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.…Read More
Avoid Typos in Your Labeling with Input Masks! Reducing Errors Series – Article #1
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…Read More