The barcode has a multitude of uses, for example they can be in the retail sector for pricing, also document tracking, the tracking of goods or equipment, inventory control, and asset management. There are a number of stages that will go into the production of barcode labels, all of which ensures the high calibre of the product.
The problem of keeping check on stock or equipment that is moved around fomr one warehouse to another can be a headache for management, similarly when items are sent out for repair or maybe loaned out. With constant moving around, it is easy for management to lose track of items and for this reason, it is essential for companies to invest in an effective security plan. Asset tags are an effective way of maintaining stock levels and tracking equipment.
If you need barcode labels for goods, equipment or merchandise that requires storage in non-standard environments, you will have to ensure that the labels are specially designed to be durable and completely suitable for the conditions.
Durable labels are now available that can withstand extreme heat and cold, outdoor environments, wind, rain and sleet as well as exposure to mild to moderately hazardous chemicals, you may need labels which are resistant to abrasion or other risks of surface damage
At Data Label we are always willing to advise our customers concerning the law with regard to what has to be included and information that is not necessary on a product label. To this end we publish here some of the things which fall into what must be included and how labelling must not be misleading to customers.
We have all seen them at some time, we may even have been attracted by what one was offering us and if this is the case than the car sticker has done the job that was intended. Car stickers can be used for a variety of purposes, on the motor trader’s forecourt they can be used a number of times, for example a car sticker on the windscreen of a car announcing “Low Mileage”, “One Owner” are just two examples of a sticker that can be used any number of times.
We are all aware that the product label is an important element in marketing and selling a consumer product. Consumers need to know about the product, such as what the product is, how much it costs, how to use it, and how to store it. A product label might also need to comply with industry or government regulations, or offer warnings of any dangers should the product be misused. Importantly of course the product label needs to sell the product by telling the customer what it is, perhaps containing a brand image such as a logo.
Before over-laminated labels were commonly available, company owners and managers found themselves wasting time and money replacing barcode labels that had become damaged or simply disintegrated or faded and unreadable. This can mean that time is lost by being unable to read the label and can mean that valuable employees time is wasted.
Today we can provide labels from a variety of materials that are capable of withstanding the harshest of conditions including being frozen down to extreme temperatures referred to as cryogenic.
The QR code was devised in 1994 and it is something which is being seen more and more on labels, documents even phone apps for example. The QR Code is capable of encoding more than 7,000 characters in a single symbol, whereas a single bar code symbol typically stores around 20 digits and we know that if the QR code was to encode the same as a barcode, 20 digits, it would be only one tenth of the size of the bar code.
An asset label which is also referred to as an asset tag has to be able to withstand all manner of conditions and these can vary considerably throughout the life of the asset. As we are aware asset labels can be hugely helpful for businesses and organisations, allowing the organisation to keep track of all of property, including valuable items such as computer equipment, furniture and machinery.
All businesses want to reduce their operating costs and are constantly striving to find ways to reduce these. However there is one way which does not immediately jump to the forefront of some business operator’s minds and that is using barcodes.
An increasing number of businesses are fixing barcode labels on their assets or equipment in order to keep efficient records and properly track items. The object of fixing barcode labels to assets is to provide details about the items or products whenever this is needed.