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Zebra Printhead Program: Free Printheads for the Life of Your Printers

Posted February 21, 2018

Join the Zebra Printhead Protection Printhead Program to eliminate replacement costs in your operation!
If you agree to use genuine Zebra supplies exclusively with Zebra printers, all your failed printheads will be replaced at no charge!

Benefits of this Program:

  • Eliminate downtime to increase productivity
  • No unpredictable printhead replacement costs
  • Convenience of a one-source supplier for all your media needs
  • Lower cost of operation and ownership

High- Quality Zebra Supplies Provide Consistency and Reliable Performance.

With more than 1,000 combinations of high quality and reliable labels, tags, wristbands, receipts, and ribbons, Zebra can meet the durability requirements of most printers. The Printhead Protection Program will reward you for using genuine Zebra labels with free printhead replacements.

How to Enroll? Enrollment is Easy!

Contact our dedicated account managers and we will show you how to get started!

*Excludes mobile, card, and kiosk printers.


Tech Tip Tuesday: How To Barcode Your Product

Posted February 20, 2018

To barcode your own product, there’s a few steps you should follow. First, determine if you need an unique barcode number for your product. If you do, follow the steps below to learn what you need in order to get your product out the door. Once you have the barcode, contact one of our dedicated account managers to find the printer and supplies that’s suitable to your need and get started on printing your own.


Trade- In and Save with SATO

Posted February 14, 2018

Industrial printers are expensive, why let your old one go to waste when it’s time for an upgrade? SATO America is offering an exclusive trade- in rebate program for your old printer to one of the SATO‘s bestselling CLNX Series. Built to last years and year, the CLNX thermal printers are built strong to withstand the demands of industrial printing applications and environments.

How does it work?

Beginning now end users can receive up to $300 on a new SATO’s CLNX, 4 or 6 inch print width printer models when replacing it with a competitive model such as Zebra, Intermec, Datamax, TEC, or Eltron thermal printer.

Eligible End Users can receive up to $200 per selected legacy SATO printers.

Read more about the CLNX series here on our website and learn more about how it can improve your workforce.

This program is only applicable for the new SATO CLNX printer models purchased from now to March 30, 2018. A rebate form must be completed and submitted within 45 days from qualified purchase date. The trade-in printer’s main controller board is required from each of the retired printer models to be eligible for rebate. Upon validation of your return, SATO America will process the rebate amount and mail the appropriate and earned value. Promotion will end on March 30, 2018.

Contact one of our dedicated account managers for further instructions and see how you can take advantage of the SATO’s Trade- in program.


Zebra’s New MC3300 Mobile Computer

Posted February 9, 2018

The MC3300 is the 4th generation in Zebra‘s highly successful MC3000 Series, it gives you more of the features that you want to meet your business needs. With the new model there are more scanning options, more time saving features, more rugged design, and instant support for your TE apps, right out of the box.

Why Should You Buy The MC3300? More Efficient, More Productive, and More Profitable

  1.  Perfect Form.
    With the ability to mix and match four form factors and three keypads, it gives you more model choices than any competitive device in class. With the gun, turret for different angles, and straight- shooter form factor plus numeric, function numeric, and alpha keypads you can give different types of workers the most comfortable way to capture the data they need on the field.
  2. Keyboard and touchscreen support for your TE apps.
    The built in keyboard delivers the same experience your workers have today- no change in workflow. And when you are ready to migrate to touch based input you can easily turn it into the touch centric easy to use apps your work force expects.
  3. More ways to capture data with ultimate simplicity and speed.
    With choices from a short, mid, or extraordinary long scanning range that enables you to capture the barcodes on your uppermost racks. With Zebra’s SimulScan it enables you to capture multiple barcodes on a label with one press of the scan button and more.
  4. Reduce costs- compatible wiht the MC3200 accessories you have today.
    You can use most of the MC3200 accessories you already own, or you can use the new advanced cradles that delivers fast charging in half the time.
  5. Mobility DNA for an unmatched feature set- and value.
    With the Lifeguard for Android in the new Zebra OneCare service contract, you can count on Zebra to provide 10 years of support and security patches allowing you to decide if you want an upgrade to a newer version of Android.

For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile computing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Touch Dynamic’s TB4: A Fast, Reliable, and Versatile Receipt Printer

Posted February 7, 2018

tb4In today’s highly competitive industry, it’s essential that receipt printers are fast, reliable, and versatile. The TB4 is all of that and more. Being Epson compatible it offers easy installation, and eliminates the headaches that typically come with setting up and installing a new printer. Touch Dynamic understands the direct correlation between printer weight and ease-of-use. The TB4 weighs in at a low 1.5 pounds making it easy to service and load.

Touch Dynamic’s state-of -the-art thermal receipt printer boasts a print speed of 9.8 inches per second (250 mm/sec). It’s available in dual interfaces either Serial/USB or Ethernet/USB and includes all necessary cables for implementation.

TB4 Features and Benefits:

  • Drop in Paper Loading
  • Wall Mountable
  • Print Resolution 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
  • Cutter: 1 million cut life
  • Paper Type: Thermal Paper
  • Paper Max Width: 3.12 inches (79.5 mm)

Tech Tip Tuesday: Honeywell’s Xenon 1902 Trigger Function

Posted February 6, 2018

Here at Barcodes Inc, we want to share on tips on how to configure your product. Every Tuesday we will share a tip on a product so you can have the knowledge on how to use your new scanner.

The Honeywell’s Xenon 1902 series delivers a superior barcode scanning and digital image capture. Whether you want to use it in retail or at a health care environment. There’s two ways to scan with the the barcode scanner, a normal mode (press trigger to read) or a presentation mode (the scanner is activated when it sees a barcode). The presentation mode is usually being used with the stand to hold the scanner and for products to be scanned right below it.

In order for you to switch between the two modes, here are barcodes that you can print and scan to change the setting.

 

 


QR Codes and Medicine Collide

Posted February 5, 2018

geneticsA new method for producing medicine has been developed by researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Abo Akademi University in Finland. They can produce a white edible material, on which they can then print a QR code consisting of a medical drug. This could be a solution and a possible replacement to the current method of mass production of medicine. Currently someone with a given illness will get the same product with the equal amount of an active compound as another patient with a less severe illness.

“This technology is promising, because the medical drug can be dosed exactly the way you want it. This gives [us] an opportunity to tailor the medication according to the patient getting it,” said Natalja Genina, an Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen.

The shape of a QR code will also enable the storage of data on the medicine itself. According to Genina all that’s required is a quick scan and the information of the given medicine would come up, this could reduce the cases of wrong or fake medication.

“If we are successful with applying this production method to relatively simple printers, then it can enable the innovative production of personalized medicine and the rethinking of the whole supply chain,” said professor Jukka Rantanen from the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Pharmacy.

Currently, researchers are working to refine the methods for this medical production.


Barcode Vs. RFID: Things to Consider Before You Choose

Posted February 2, 2018

Barcode and RFID labels are choices that enterprises must choose to improve efficiency. Which are the most cost- effective and reliable in the long run for your operation?

Here are a few things you should consider

Barcodes Vs. RFID

RFID labels have electronically generated unique codes and barcodes use standard protocols. In an inventory collection setting, a barcode label can tally up items in the stock according to product type, manufacturer, and stock level. Employees will have to manually check for item specifics such as color, price, and purchase date of individual items. On the other hand, RFID labels are capable of loading up 2,000 proprietary byte of information and be able to tally up individual items in inventory too.

For example: A barcode label would be able to tell a grocer how many gallons Milk A and Milk B was in the cooler but an RFID label will be able to disclose where each gallon of milk came from the farm and distributor.

Ultimately, if printer properly both barcode and RFID tags can eliminate human error and contribute to enterprise efficiency compare to when items are accounted for by hand. Purchasing either barcode or RFID solutions depends on the depth of data required by an enterprise and how the system will be used in the field. Label consumers have to make a decision based on the needs and financial constraints.

If you need guidance on which solution to choose, feel free to contact one of our dedicated account managers and we will be happy to help.

Metalcraft RFID Assest Tags Printed on SATO CL4NX


Zebra’s ZD420 and ZD620 Replaces the GK420t, GX420t, and ZD500t

Posted January 29, 2018

ZD420-ZD620-300x136ZD420 and ZD620 are Direct Thermal printers that advances the legacy of its predecessors, replacing the GK420t, GX420t, and the ZD500t.

The ZD420, replaces the GK series, offers a fast high-quality print job, an intuitive interface, modern wired and wireless connectivity options, media handling options, and a field-installable connectivity. It’s a 4-inch printer that is easy to use, easy to deploy, and easy to manage. Has a new ribbon cartridge and comes with more status icons that maximize uptime by making the printer easier to use.

The ZD620, replaces the GX series and ZD500 series, comes with the most standard features of any Zebra Desktop Printers and is designed to meet a wide variety of application requirements. The standard three button user interface with five LED status icons improves the usual single button/single light interface common in desktop printers. Also available is the optional 10-button user interface and color LCD screen. The display will change color when the printer is paused or an error occurs, allowing the users to instantly identify and resolve any issue before productivity is impacted.

ZD420 Features and Benefits:

  • Ease of use through five status icons to provide enhanced user feedback.
  • Field installable connectivity and media handling options for total flexibility in future deployments.
  • The ZD420 runs Link-OS and is supported by a suite of applications, utilities and developer tools to simplify printer setup, management and monitoring.
  • Support for an extended range of media capabilities through moveable media sensors.
  • High resolution options (300 dpi) for printing small labels and 2D barcodes.

ZD620 Features and Benefits:

  • Easy configuration and management with an optional 10-button interface with a color LCD.
  • Comprehensive connection options to connect to wired and wireless networks, or directly to a PC. Every ZD620 comes with Ethernet, Serial, USB 2.0 and USB Host, as well as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
  • Print DNA, powered by Link-OS is Zebra’s robust printer operating system, and is supported by a suite of applications, utilities and developer tools to simplify printer setup, management and monitoring.
  • High resolution option (300 dpi) for printing small labels and 2D barcodes.
  • Support for an extended range of media capabilities through moveable media sensors.

For any questions or a quote on any of your printing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Internet of Retail

Posted January 22, 2018

Follow the chain of process of how a pair of shoes enter through the internet of retail. From how a barcode label can help products go through shipping, receiving, product identification, price labeling, re-pricing, support, to loyalty, and self service check out.

It brings values to retailers and customers. For retailers, mobile technology can increase productivity and accuracy of the whole supply chain. For customers, it keeps them more engaged in the whole shopping experience and loyalty card can provide a more personalized experience.

Check out the flow chart below and feel free to contact our dedicated account managers on more info how our products can help you in the Internet of Retail era.

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