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Selecting a WebScan Verifier Calibration Card

Posted August 17, 2016

Accurate barcode verification is key to avoiding issues with large customers like Walmart and the DoD as well as the costly fines involved with non-compliance. In addition to having the right verifier, regular calibration of your verifier is essential to consistent performance.

All of the verifiers from Webscan are easily maintained with their various calibration cards but for many people the cards are somewhat of a mystery. In the following some of the key questions that come up with verifier calibration are covered to get you started on your way.

Why do I need to calibrate?

Calibration is the process of the adjusting Reflectance levels. Checking these levels routinely will ensure that you’re getting the most accurate results.

Do I need to calibrate more than once?

Every company has their own policy on how often you should calibrate, at Webscan we recommend you do it every 30 days.

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6 Tips for Purchasing a Verifier

Posted October 17, 2014

2014-10-17_1349Compared to a standard barcode scanner, verifiers are more technically advanced devices and choosing an appropriate one for your needs requires some very specific concerns. Where a barcode scanner’s only goal is to simply read the barcode and transmit the embedded data, verifiers are analyzing and grading the actual print quality of the barcode. Most businesses never need to get into the nitty gritty of verification but for those that are distributing their products to other vendors like Walmart or the DOD there are heavy fines for sending barcodes that do not meet very requirements.

Verifiers not only are more technically advanced than regular scanners they also carry a much heftier price tag. These 6 tips will help guide you to a verifier that will meet your needs and get the most on your investment.

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Zebra Introduces GK420 Healthcare Desktop Label Printer

Posted September 11, 2014

144177The new Zebra GK420t and GK420d Healthcare printers help clinicians safeguard patient health and ensure compliance with industry standards

Zebra has announced updates to its comprehensive healthcare portfolio with the launch of the GK420 Healthcare desktop printer. An addition to a full lineup of healthcare printers that are disinfectant-ready, the GK420 Healthcare printer joins the recently launched QLn Healthcare Solutions Series and the HC100 wristband printer as part of an ongoing commitment to improve patient safety in healthcare operations.

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Sato’s CL4NX Series – Beyond Expectations

Posted June 9, 2014

2014-06-09_0909Sato’s newest addition to their printer line, the CL4NX, is one of the most advanced yet easy to use industrial printers on the market today. Engineered to be a truly universal printer it has the flexibility to meet the demands of any application from compliance labeling and logistics tracking to asset management and retail tagging.

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TSC Label Printers Pass GS1 Barcode Testing and Certification

Posted December 5, 2013

2013-12-05_0953In recent years, the growing popularity of smart phones has triggered the increased use of two-dimensional barcodes, which offer large data-storage capacity and are secure and easily readable. This has resulted in the need for standardized tests, including GS1 certification testing, to ensure the quality and readability of two-dimensional barcodes.

Eleven TSC barcode label printers have recently passed rigorous GS1 two-dimensional barcode tests and have been found to be in compliance with international standards. The 11 models, supporting Data Matrix, QR code and GS1 Databar barcode types, were tested with 88 different labels and passed 18 ISO IEC 15415 two-dimensional barcode quality tests. The validation testing, which included light source, print quality and other assessments, was done using advanced measuring instruments and stringent control standards.

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Printronix RFID Printers

Posted September 27, 2013

Printronix RFID Printers

As RFID becomes a more commonplace tool to help all types of businesses become more efficient and accurate, the available choices for RFID printers is expanding all the time. Given the costs involved you obviously want to find a printer that will meet any compliance/performance requirements you need while being a reliable  investment for the long term.

Printronix has been a leading manufacture of industrial grade label printers and continues this legacy with their current line of RFID printers. Designed for the most demanding and critical applications, the SL5000R and SL4M are the perfect solutions for any RFID printing requirement.

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Epson Introduces The ColorWorks C831 On-Demand Color Label Printing Solution

Posted September 5, 2013

Epson ColorWorks C831 PrinterFrom the chemical market to the food and beverage sector, manufacturers rely on labeling solutions to enhance brand image, support product safety, comply with regulations and manage supply chain logistics. To help manufacturers that produce a high number of SKU’s manage the chaos associated with different label varieties and meet new regulatory labeling standards, Epson has developed its ColorWorks Label Printer technology including the Colorworks C831 label printer.

Epson’s latest innovation offers improved image quality and production speeds. The new technology helps reduce total labeling costs by up to 50 percent for a wide range of packaging and manufacturing applications.

The  ColorWorks C831 Wide Label Printer was designed especially to help chemical manufacturers and transporters comply with Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling standards. GHS provides a universal system for communicating physical, environmental and health hazard information. The first critical deadline is December 1, 2013, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employees be trained on new GHS labeling elements and Safety Data Sheet formats.

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Printronix RFID: Prevent Compliance Fines with Online Data Validation

Posted September 4, 2013

Screenshot_1Printronix has built a reputation for building top-of-the-line line matrix and thermal barcode printers and is doing the same with their superb line of RFID printers which are becoming some of the top devices in the RFID industry.

What makes the Printronix RFID printers, the SL5000r and SL4M,  unique is their ability to incorporate Online Data Validation (ODV) to their RFID printing solution. ODV technology ensures that all barcodes being printed are meeting the most stringent standards set by vendors such as Walmart and the Department of Defense. Maintaining compliance prevents hefty fines that can range up to $20 per box plus the cost to rework, pack and ship the corrected boxes. Thus, a return on investment for a Printronix RFID printer can be achieved on as a little as one poorly labeled shipment.

To learn more about the Printronix RFID printer or how ODV works, please contact one of our BarcodesInc RFID experts.


Teklynx and Epson Offer A GHS Compliant Chemical Labeling Solution

Posted October 11, 2012

Teklynx announced that it has teamed up with Epson to offer a turnkey solution for Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) compliant chemical labeling.

Together, Epson’s TM-C3400 inkjet printer (which prints color, on-demand labels) and Teklynx software (which allows for the identification, design and tracking of hazardous labels), offer a completely GHS compliant turnkey solution. This solution ensures compliance for chemical manufacturers, while eliminating the time consuming task of identifying multi-vendor, compatible GHS-compliant components.

On March 26, 2012 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its plans to adopt the GHS labeling standard for the American market with the first steps of implementation beginning in 2013. For chemical manufacturers, an automated way to print color, on-demand labels onto extremely durable media, as well as a software solution that allows for the design and management of the labels, will significantly assist in complying with GHS requirements. The Epson printer paired with Teklynx Central  GHS software, allows customers to benefit from a complete labeling solution for identifying hazardous materials.

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