From managed print services, document security, digital signage and environmental efficiency, our thought leaders touch upon current issues, methods and trends.

We’ve seen a lot of businesses pick a lot of label printers. Many get it right, but some get it wrong. The impact of getting it wrong is the increased cost and time of having to replace a printer more frequently.

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You’ve probably heard it called by several names. Bar code. Thermal printing, Thermal bar code. It’s all the same.

Once you’ve decided you need thermal transfer technology, the next consideration is the type of print head required for your job. There are two types of print head used in thermal transfer printing:

• Flathead

• Near edge

It’s certainly worth understanding the difference and assessing which one will suit your business best.

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Bar code labels are used in nearly every industry, some (retail, manufacturing and healthcare) more predominantly than others. This series is meant to help educate consumers on differences when selecting the proper product for your specific application.

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Whether it’s retail, logistics, hospitality, shipping, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, manufacturing – just about every business needs labels in order to track, count, price and ensure safe use of their products. It’s the easiest way to list ingredients, materials, hazards, and safety information.

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Paper plays a crucial role in the overall presentation of your final product, so it’s important to know how to choose the right paper for your print job.

It can be tricky because the paper you select will affect the image quality as well as the serviceability of your office equipment.

High-speed copiers and printers (50+ prints per minute) require higher quality paper than a 15 prints-per-minute device. Color quality can vary substantially depending on the grade of paper stock; and service calls for poor copy quality can often be avoided by using paper made specifically for color reproduction.

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