Barcode Labels Archive

The Sticky Connection: Why Chewing Gum Played a Vital Role in the Barcode Revolution

When we think about barcodes, the connection to chewing gum may not be immediately apparent. However, delve into the fascinating history of barcoding, and you’ll discover that a packet of chewing gum played a pivotal role in the inception of this revolutionary technology. In this blog post, we’ll explore why chewing gum was crucial in the development and implementation of barcode labels.

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The Future of Barcodes

The future for barcode labels holds several exciting possibilities, especially as technology continues to advance and consumer behaviours evolve. Let’s explore what the future might look like for barcode labels, comparing them to QR codes.

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Revolutionising Retail: The Birth of Barcodes and Their Impact on Commerce

In the fast-paced world of modern commerce, barcodes have become an integral part of our daily lives. These small, seemingly mundane patterns of lines and spaces hold a fascinating history that traces back to the early 1970s. In this blog post, we will explore the inception of barcodes, the location where they were first used, and the transformative impact they had on the retail industry.

Choosing the Right Asset Label: Barcode vs. QR Code – Unveiling the Ideal Solution for Your Needs

In the fast-paced world of asset management, organizations are constantly seeking efficient solutions to streamline their tracking processes. One pivotal decision is the choice between two widely used technologies: barcodes and QR codes. Each comes with its unique set of advantages, and making the right choice can significantly impact the effectiveness of your asset-tracking system.

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An Introduction to Waterproof Barcode Labels

We are all familiar with barcode labels, there cannot be a day goes by when we do not come across them or have reason to buy a product that is without a barcode label.

However, to be function and to impart the information to the barcode reading device, they have to be in good condition. Should the barcode be printed onto standard paper which then becomes wet, it can and often does, make the code become unreadable.

Imagine a world without barcodes

We can’t imagine it and when you consider that for a huge number of people they will not have lived without them, simply because the barcode first appeared in 1952 in America and although it was slow to take off, by the early 80’s it was beginning to be commonplace.

Hospital patients could soon be tracked using barcodes

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has vowed to invest £487 million on technology for the Health Service to make it one of the most advanced in the world, including introducing barcode labels and mobile apps to track and monitor patients.

Wristbands etched with barcodes will be used to track patients as they travel through different departments and wards within the hospital, while advanced mobile apps will monitor blood pressure and other vital signs at home, allowing patients to be diagnosed and discharged quicker.