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Epson’s C3500 The GHS Compliant Printer

Posted February 14, 2019

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The Globally Harmonized System for classifying labels (GHS), guide companies to properly label chemical and harmful materials. The GHS label should provide standardized info and colorful elements to ensure workers can clearly identify the hazardous material that’s being handled. This growing demand for the use of GHS labels provides an opportunity to reduce risks to workers and improve efficiency in a workflow.

Instead of maintaining an expensive inventory of preprinted labels, you can print them when needed with the flexibility of various sizes and product SKUs. The Epson C3500 delivers fast, efficient, and durable GHS color-label printing to your production floor with low operating cost and reliable performance. It is compact and robust that can print labels up to 4 inches per second. Comes with full capacity ink cartidges that prints with superior ink to ensure labels with easy to read text and vibrant graphics. Combine it with tough Colorworks BS5609 certified labels to stick
on the most difficult type of surface to adhere to the durability standards under GHS.

Features:

  • Print labels from 1.2 to 4.1 inches
  • High print speed of up to 4 inches/ second
  • High quality four color inkjet printing
  • Rear-feed capability for both fan-fold and large label rolls
  • Individual ink cartridges for efficient use of ink
  • Supports all major label applications
  • Meets BS5609 certification for GHS labels
  • USB and Ethernet interfaces

With Epson’s Colorworks C3500 inkjet label printer, you can dramatically reduce label costs, increase operational efficiency, and print high quality, durable labels on demand. Contact us if you have any questions and find out how the C3500 is the most reliable and affordable printer for all your color lable needs.

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Ticket Printing Made Easy and Affordable With Citizen’s CL-S400DT

Posted February 13, 2019

CL-S400DT Ticket Printer

Why over pay for pre-printed media? When it comes to an admission control system, you need a printer that can print and provide all the essential information on the ticket to up-stand a quality event. The Citizen CL-S400DT can produce quality tickets with all the information needed with a fraction of the cost compare to other suppliers. This high quality and low-cost ticketing system allow events to print barcodes and information with ease to manage entrance and provide a receipt for the customer at the same time.

The CL-S400DT not only prints tickets. This ENERGYSTAR compliant printer can also handle standard roll media for label and receipts allowing fast printing to fulfill high-volume print tasks. Capable to work with a large range of media, it is perfect for applications in warehouse, healthcare, retail, logistics, transit, and couriers. Furthermore, its easy to read LCD panel allows the operator to easily configure and be alerted when an error occurs.

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Features:

  • Versatile media support (Fanfold, continuous, perforated, labels, tags)
  • Wide range of print width from 0.5- 4 inches
  • Fast print speed- up to 6 inches per second
  • Durable all-metal mechanism design
  • USB, serial interface (optional ethernet)
  • 2-color LCD display
  • Adjustable media sensor
  • Auto-cutter option

Whether you need to produce boarding passes, shipping labels, retail tags, festival, or admission tickets, this is the environmentally friendly printer for you. Its compact footprint, quick media loading, robust, and all- metal mechanism design makes the CL-S400DT easy to use and extremely reliable. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and see how the CL-S400DT is right for your operations.

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Save Time and Money with Honeywell Consumables

Posted February 12, 2019

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When it comes to operational efficiency, don’t let the consumables get in the way! Save time and money with Honeywell printing supplies!

Their selection of genuine labels, tags, receipts, and ribbons supports a wide range of barcode printing applications from mild to harsh environments. With all these consumables offered as stock options you can quickly replenish your label material during time in need.

Honeywell stocks a wide selection of barcode labels to meet any need. There are no shortage of options to choose from whether it is labels in healthcare, shipping, inventory and asset tracking.

  • Duratherm Receipt Paper – A direct thermal paper that provides excellent print quality. Well-suited for most general receipt applications, most notably for use in portable thermal printers.
  • Duratherm Wristband –  The Duratherm wristbands are recommended for healthcare and provide the positive identification hospitals need for maximum patient safety. The full-coverage thermal print coating enables high quality printing on the entire length of the band, thus eliminating the need to reposition a sleeping patient just to scan their band.
  • Duratherm II Label – A general purpose direct thermal paper label that delivers high-quality, cost-effective printing. Duratherm II is recommended for most general use applications where exposure to chemicals and moisture is not anticipated.
  • Duratherm III Label – A top-coated direct thermal paper label that delivers high-quality printing and enhanced durability. Duratherm III is recommended for applications where high humidity, moisture contact and surface abrasion are concerns.
  • Duratherm NIR Label – A premium direct thermal paper label engineered to deliver high-contrast images and enhanced durability. Duratherm III NIR is targeted for use in applications with challenging barcode scanning requirements and is well-suited for high-speed sortation applications.
  • Duratherm II Tag – A general purpose paper tag providing high-quality, cost-effective printing. Duratherm II Tag is recommended for applications where labeling is not suitable. This product resists curling, even in high humidity environments.
  • Duratran II Label – A paper label coated thermal transfer label that exhibits excellent print quality. Offered with a variety of adhesive options, recommended for applications with moderate abrasion, heat, or sunlight is present.
  • Duratran II RFID Label – The flexible RFID smart labels provide a versatile architecture that can be used in open or closed loop environments. These labels can be deployed with confidence to meet a broad range of customer requirements including thermal transfer and direct thermal printing.

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Contact us and find out how you can save on your consumables, we can help you find the consumables you need and get you the efficiency you are looking for!

Mobile Printing Transforms Retail History

Posted February 11, 2019

Retailing has evolved, but has your mobile printer? In today’s new retail reality, there is no room for downtime. The Zebra QLn Series reinvents itself as the new ZQ600 Series of mobile printers for retail.

Signs that you should retire your mobile printer:

  • Long boot- up time
  • Guesswork that sends printers to IT for help
  • Battery that drain productivity
  • Weak Wi-Fi connections
  • An invitation for security breaches

How the ZQ600 Series can help:

  • Instantly ready mobile printer
  • Friendlier instructions that requires no guesswork
  • Fastest, steadiest Wi-Fi standards
  • More power and visibility to battery status
  • Tighter security measures to keep data safe

Read the infographic on the ZQ600 mobile printer series for more information. Contact us at Barcodes if you need a printing solution, we can help tailor a solution that can help you transform your retail shop.

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The Zebra Sales Kick-Off 2019: Capture Your Edge

Posted January 29, 2019

We are joining Zebra on their sales kick off in Washington D.C. from Jan 29-30th!

As a premier partner with Zebra we are pleased to be asked to join this event at the Zebra Sales kick off this year.

This internal Zebra event is a unique opportunity to meet with all the Zebra sales representatives in the North and Latin America Region. We will be able to capture and learn about all the latest mobility solutions for distribution, warehouse, voice picking, supply chains, and store and channel management and share them with our valued customers.

Last night we sponsored the Zebra Sales Networking Event to start the kick off for the next few days. Make sure to follow us on our social media to catch all the latest mobility solutions that we encounter!

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RACO is now Barcodes! See Customer Benefits Below.

Posted January 25, 2019

Customer Benefits

Barcodes is proud to announce RACO is now Barcodes! Please read our customer benefits below for more info! Feel free to also contact us if you have any questions!

Business as Usual
RACO’s rebrand to Barcodes simply means you have more resources and support at your disposal. You’ll continue to receive your industry leading sales and support staff. Aside from a new email address for your dedicated Account Manager, it is business as usual.

Customer Service
We are, first and foremost, customer-focused and measure our success by how well we deliver quality solutions that meet each customer’s unique needs. We dedicate an Account Executive or Account Manager to every managed account. Complete customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Integration Services
We have the largest professional services team in the industry. Our deployment and installation services manage device roll outs from cradle to grave. With a Midwest configuration office outside Minneapolis, MN and services offices across North America, we enable you to realize the full value of your technology through dedicated, efficient deployment management, full service onsite installation and training, and lifecycle support so that your teams have immediate and full use of their mission critical devices.

TrueSupport
This platinum support service provides you with guaranteed help desk access, technical support, and repair management. Our experienced TrueSupport teams maintain many industry certifications to help you triage device issues and manage the repair process for you.

Supplier Relationships
Barcodes holds premier partner relationships with all the top brands and has close working relationships with many of the OEM engineering teams. These relationships enable us to deliver inventory ahead of competitors, offer the best technologies available in the industry, provide quick fixes to device issues even if it requires engineering support, and offer competitive pricing for small to large projects while maintaining industry-leading service and support.

Digital Platform
Our customers have access to the most robust digital platform in the industry. Our online platform consists of our website for secure ordering, authorized team logins and special pricing, an online portal for returning and tracking devices in services, and asset management software to track assets.

Technical Knowledge
We have deep technical knowledge and industry certifications to help you design, deploy and support your barcoding, RFID and printing solutions.

Experience & Financial Stability
We started in 1994 as a barcode integrator and have grown every year since our founding. We have tens of thousands of active customers, from SMB’s to Fortune 100 clients. Our largest customer accounts for only a few percent of our revenues. We are one of the top 5 partners for all the key brands in barcoding and RFID and we are backed by a top-tier private equity fund with capital for investment.

RACO is now Barcodes- FAQs

Posted January 25, 2019

Customer FAQs

Barcodes is proud to announce RACO is now Barcodes! Please read our FAQs below for more info! Feel free to also contact us if you have any questions!

Q: Will the RACO contact information that I have continue to work?
A: The phone information will remain the same as you have now. The email addresses that you have will change to the @barcodesinc.com domain. It is okay if you don’t update to the new email address immediately. The old email address will forward to the new email address for long after this branding change. Emails received from Barcodes will be from the @barcodesinc.com email domain.

Q: Will we need a new W-9 from you?
A: No. The current W-9 is not affected by this branding change.

Q: Will payables made out to RACO Industries still work?
A: Yes. Payable information is not affected by this branding change.

Q: Are we required to have an updated Tax Exemption certificate as a result of this change?
A: No. The current Tax Exemption certificate is not affected by this branding change.

Q: If we need to update our supplier records, who should we contact?
A: The best contact for this information is your Barcodes account executive.

Transform Janam’s XT2 Series Touch Computer into an RFID Reader

Posted January 24, 2019

Turn your touch computer into a handheld RFID reader with the new Janam RFID sled for the XT2 Series! With the high-performance UHF RFID sled for the XT2 series touch computers you can snap it on and turn your mobile device into a RFID reader.

It has been proven that RFID can identify opportunities in a warehouse to enhance day to day operations. Workers can walk through the warehouse with Janam’s XT2 with RFID reader and be able to read multiple tags simultaneously from 22 feet away. That means they can scan an pallet of goods in a few seconds creating greater efficiency and productivity in the workforce.

Using RFID can improve inventory control along with eliminating errors and inaccuracies. RFID allows you to capture real-time inventory data which allows real time visibility of what materials are on the floor immediately in a fraction of the time it takes to capture data through bar code scanning.

Features:

  • Powerful UHF RFID technology for tag writing and locationing
  • Reads EPC Global Gen2 ISO 18000-6C RFID tags
  • Own 3350mAh battery to ensure full shift power and eliminate downtime
  • Lightest UHF RFID sled in its class
  • Able to read a tag from more than 22 feet away

Watch the video below and see how the Janam’s XT2 Series and along with the new RFID sled can bring you more efficiency and visibility in your supply chain.

Contact us if you have any questions into improving your operational efficiency and decrease downtime in your workforce.



 

ICYMI: Transforming Retail with RFID

Posted January 24, 2019

In case you missed our webinar today on Transforming Retail with RFID, you can revisit the webinar from the video below.

With the changing face of retail, stores are banking on the shift to upgrades to improve the customer journey.

Some Drivers for RFID Adoption are:

  • Inventory Accuracy
  • Real Time Data
  • Loss Detection
  • Product Location
  • Pick/Pack Accuracy
  • Electronic Proof of Delivery
  • Authentication and Anti- Counterfeiting

Some major retailers have already deployed RFID to their stores such as Target, Lululemon, Macy’s, Walmart, and more.

Proven business benefits includes better inventory accuracy, reduce cycle count time, reduce receiving time, improved conversion rate, increased units and sales. Ultimately visibility equals customers can find what they want to buy so associates have more time to spend with the customers and find items more quickly.

Watch our webinar to see how the RFID data that are being collected are transforming retail in our stores today! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on the process or products that you need.

BARCODES, INC. ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT BY ODYSSEY INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Posted January 23, 2019

CHICAGO, January 23, 2019 – Barcodes, Inc. announced today that Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC invested in the Company to acquire it from Cortec Group.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Chicago, Barcodes is a leading solution provider of products, software, and services used to automate the supply chain. The Company’s solutions enable businesses to digitally capture and act on data related to their assets, people, and transactions.  Barcodes has historically sold to small and medium-sized businesses, and more recently, is also serving large enterprises in the design, deployment, and support of supply chain automation. The Company’s products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile devices, networking, and related technology peripherals, enable customers to improve productivity and the customer experience in their businesses. To deploy and maintain these devices, Barcodes offers value-added services including system design, configuration, integration, and technical support services. For more information on, please contact us

CEO Daniel Nettesheim and the management team will continue to lead the business under Odyssey’s ownership and have invested in the transaction.  Mr. Nettesheim has been an owner of the business since 2005. 

Mr. Nettesheim said: “The Company continues to provide the latest technology and services to make it easy for our customers to quickly automate and improve their operations and customer experiences. Cortec has played a critical role in funding our investments and helping us to drive strategic growth. We are excited to now partner with Odyssey given their experience and track record of driving growth in market leading companies.”  

Craig Staub, a Managing Principal of Odyssey, said: “Barcodes has built leading platforms in highly fragmented and growing markets, and is led by a deep and experienced leadership team. We are excited to pursue an aggressive growth strategy to capitalize on Barcodes’ unique business model, incorporating industry leading websites, deep technical expertise and value-added professional services.” 

About Barcodes, Inc.  

Barcodes, Inc. with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 20-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. Barcodes has partnered with private equity firms to leverage their capital and experience to drive strategic growth.  

For more information contact:  

Lorna Malja, Marketing Manager 

lmalja@barcodesinc.com

312.582.4893

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