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UL Compliance Starts with the Right Barcode Labels

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Safety is paramount at home and work. To safeguard people, products, and places, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)—a global independent safety science company with more than 100 years’ experience—created the UL Mark, which is the most accepted certification symbol in the U.S. According to UL, each year global manufacturers make more than 22 billion products that comply with their stringent guidelines. In ... Read More »

The Most Common Asset Tags

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At System ID, we sell a lot of asset tags in every size, shape, color, and material. And trust us—it can be hard for customers to determine which asset tag (asset label) is best for their applications. That’s why manufacturers like Zebra, Datamax-O’Neil, and Honeywell Intermec produce a wide array of barcode labels in several types of different materials. This ... Read More »

Select the Best Barcode Label in 5 Simple Steps

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Do you struggle to select the best barcode label for your assets and inventory? With so many applications, environments, materials, sizes, adhesives, and printers, it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect fit. Our friends at Zebra Technologies have come up with a clever acronym (PRESS) to help customers select the right label, which we’ve turned into five simple ... Read More »

Best Barcode Labels for Manufacturing

Best Barcode Labels for Manufacturing

We are often asked, “What are the best barcode labels for my manufacturing operations?” Before our label experts recommend the right labels, we ask questions about how the labels will be used, where the labeled items will be stored, to which surface they will be attached, and the size of the labeling area. As you know, every environment has different ... Read More »

GHS, HCS Standards Changing Chemical Drum Labels

GHS, HCS Standards for Chemical Drum Labels

Ensuring the safety and health of American workers is the primary goal of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Other countries share this objective, which is why world leaders are tackling the challenges and risks of transporting chemicals and other hazardous products across domestic and international borders. Through the United Nations, they’ve created the GHS (Globally Harmonized System), which ... Read More »

Inventory Scanners: What’s Hot? What’s Not?

Inventory Scanners System ID

It’s time for our next episode of “What’s Hot? What’s Not?” Today’s topic is inventory scanners. A lot has changed over the past five years or so. In fact, today’s barcode scanners and mobile computers offer many new and improved features that deliver top performance in multiple industries and environments. Ready to see what’s changed? Want to know how you ... Read More »

7 Reasons to Fall in Love with Zebra Xi4 Barcode Printers

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It jams. It breaks. It just isn’t very reliable. Don’t tolerate a bad relationship with your printer. Instead, try picking up any of the rugged, good-looking Zebra Xi4 barcode printers. They are a perfect match for manufacturers and warehouses where 24-7 performance and lasting durability are required. Everything you want. Everything you need. Here are the top seven reasons you’ll fall ... Read More »

The Seven Wasteful Sins of Lean Manufacturers

The Seven Wasteful Sins of Lean Manufacturers

In today’s manufacturing world, less is more. Manufacturers are challenged to have less inventory, use less space, get the job done in less time, and produce products that cost less. All while trying to respond to customer demand. Most manufacturers are “lean thinkers,” meaning that they systematically search for ways to eliminate waste. Through continuous process improvement, they work to ... Read More »

Honeywell Hyperion 1300g Linear Imaging Scanner Hangs Tough, Lasts Years

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The Honeywell Hyperion 1300g linear imaging scanner shows that some scanning devices can be truly future-proof, leading to years of hassle-free performance. Ideal for scan-intensive and light industrial applications, the Honeywell Hyperion 1300g linear imaging scanner offers a solid combination of performance, ergonomics, and durability for: Warehouse management Inventory control Asset tracking Eliminates the need for specialty scanners Speed comes ... Read More »

NiceLabel Designer Standard Barcode Label Design Software Makes Advanced Features Easy to Use

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Nice and easy. That’s the mantra for NiceLabel Designer Standard barcode label design software, which simplifies common tasks such as connecting to existing databases. With NiceLabel Designer Standard barcode label design software, users can rely on a wide range of wizards to help them set up various designs and processes. These include: Label wizards, which can be used to create ... Read More »