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The Top 7 Inventory Management Mobile Apps You Should Check Out

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  As a small business owner, you’re going to be on the move. You’re likely helping with outside sales, traveling to trade shows to network, or visiting your other locations. So how do you keep on top of what’s going on with inventory management in your warehouse? Nearly half of small businesses use slow, ineffective manual inventory tracking methods like ... Read More »

How Barcode Tracking Simplifies Supply Chain Management

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Did you know that more than five billion barcodes are scanned every day? It’s true, according to GS1, the Brussels-based nonprofit that maintains international UPC standards. With that many barcodes circling the globe, supply chain management is more important than ever. “Companies will increasingly mandate traceability from their suppliers. At each stage of the chain, a new rule will apply: ... Read More »

Barcode Printer: The Complete Printer Buying Guide (Infographic)

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With barcodes used predominantly on everything around us today, from the products in your household to the tickets to an event you may be attending this weekend, barcodes have become a part of everyday life. Before a barcode is used to track inventory across the globe, it must first be printed. It is essential for manufacturers to have the correct ... Read More »

Thermal Transfer vs Direct Thermal Printing: Which is Best?

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The battle of thermal transfer vs direct thermal printing is most often won by answering a simple question: Do you require long-lasting barcodes to identify products and tag assets, or do you need to print items with shorter shelf lives, such as shipping labels, receipts, or tickets? Most organizations with dedicated barcode systems use either thermal transfer or direct thermal ... Read More »

Direct Thermal Printing Costs Less, Best for Short-Term Use

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Direct thermal printing is broadly used by a number of industries to create barcode labels for multiple applications. Like thermal transfer printing, it uses heat generated from a print head to create an image. However, direct thermal printing differs from thermal transfer in that it doesn’t use ribbons, ink, or toner to print images on labels. How does direct thermal ... Read More »

Thermal Transfer Printing Produces High-Quality Barcode Labels That Last

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Thermal transfer printing is one of the most widely used print technologies for dedicated barcode systems. Ideal for a variety of applications, thermal transfer printers use a heated print head and a thin ribbon to create high-quality, long-lasting barcode labels. How does thermal transfer printing work? Barcode ribbons have a wax, resin, or a wax/resin coating on one side. When ... Read More »

Meet Jamie Duerksen, the System ID Barcode Printing Pro

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When I joined System ID in 2011, I never dreamt I would become the company’s barcode printing pro! After all, my life-long dream was to become an educator, working with elementary school children in my hometown of Plano, Texas. How, then, did I land at System ID—the one-stop shop for everything barcodes—and earn the title of Product Manager for Custom Labels ... Read More »

Zebra Printer How To Videos

System ID and Zebra Technologies collaborated to create the Zebra Educational Series Videos. We began with How To videos focusing on the most popular Zebra models: Xi4 series industrial barcode printers, GK/GX series desktop barcode printers, and QLPlus series mobile barcode printers. Read More »