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How to Make Compliant Global Textile Labels with Textile Labeling Software

BY: JENNA WAGNER / DATE: 04/04/2024 / TOPICS: RETAIL

 

Navigating the different textile labeling regulations by country can feel like untangling a spool of thread. This blog post will equip you with the knowledge you need to ensure your textile labels are compliant wherever your products are sold, and tell you what to look for to find the best textile labeling software.

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Barcode Placement 101

BY: CAIT PLATT - GS1 US MEMBERSHIP MARKETING MANAGER / DATE: 02/22/2024 / TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, RETAIL, SHIPPING & RECEIVING, BARCODE BASICS, LABEL DESIGN

 

The placement of barcodes on packaging is important as it affects products' movement throughout the supply chain, and the end user's experience. Read the blog where GS1 walks you through barcode placement guidelines. 

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5 Tips for Managing Labeling and Artwork Management

BY: BOB TILLING / DATE: 01/25/2024 / TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, RETAIL, CHEMICAL, MEDICAL DEVICE, FOOD & BEVERAGE, COLOR LABELING, ENTERPRISE LABEL MANAGEMENT, CLOUD LABELING

 

In a recent webinar co-hosted by Kallik and TEKLYNX, industry experts gave insight into the evolving world of labeling and artwork content management for 2024. The webinar focused on providing practical advice and innovative solutions while centering around 5 Top Tips for Effective Labeling and Artwork Content Management in 2024.

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5 Experts Share Insights on Labeling, RFID & AIDC Technology Trends

BY: DOUG NIEMEYER / DATE: 12/21/2023 / TOPICS: RETAIL, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, PHARMACEUTICAL, FOOD & BEVERAGE, RFID, SUSTAINABILITY

 

As we step into 2024, the landscape of labeling and Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technologies is ready for growth. In this blog post, we bring you insights from five industry experts who shed light on the trends shaping the future of labeling processes, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and the broader AIDC ecosystem.

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Smarter Labeling: Reduce Label Files with Variable Data

BY: TRAVIS WAYNE / DATE: 11/30/2023 / TOPICS: AEROSPACE & DEFENSE, AUTOMOTIVE, CANNABIS, FOOD & BEVERAGE, MANUFACTURING, MEDICAL DEVICE, PHARMACEUTICAL, RETAIL, LABEL DESIGN, PRINT AUTOMATION

 

When you need to print a label, how long does it take to find the correct file, populate the correct data, and start the print job? If you’re not leveraging the power of variable data on smart label templates, it could take several minutes just to find the right label file!

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Small Businesses: Know When to Invest in Professional Barcode Label Software

BY: JENNA WAGNER / DATE: 11/16/2023 / TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, RETAIL, LABEL DESIGN

 

In today's fast-paced and competitive business world, the importance of professional barcode labels cannot be overstated. These small, often overlooked pieces of your product’s packaging can have a significant impact on your company’s success. Clear and concise labels with readable barcodes are a tool for branding, inventory management, point of sale, order fulfillment, and establishing strong retail sales and distribution relationships.

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5 Industries That Leverage RFID for Better Traceability

BY: CHRIS BROWN, RFID SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT, TSC PRINTRONIX AUTO ID / DATE: 08/24/2023 / TOPICS: AUTOMOTIVE, HEALTHCARE, RETAIL, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE, RFID

 

RFID is a valuable tool for tracking inventory and improving supply chain management. Companies are using RFID tags to create better inventory systems and gain new levels of detail about how their products move through the supply chain. Even consumers are starting to see the benefits of RFID tags when checking out groceries at home or ordering items online for delivery. It’s no surprise that RFID has been labeled a game changer.

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RFID Labeling Basics: What It Is, How It Works & How to Create

BY: TRAVIS WAYNE / DATE: 01/20/2023 / TOPICS: CANNABIS, HEALTHCARE, RETAIL, MANUFACTURING, BARCODE BASICS, ENTERPRISE LABEL MANAGEMENT, LABEL DESIGN, RFID

 

This blog will break down the benefits of RFID, how TEKLYNX software supports RFID technology, where RFID is used, and the steps to create an RFID label. 

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Small Step, Big Win: Streamline Your Retail Price Labeling

BY: BROTHER MOBILE SOLUTIONS / DATE: 01/12/2023 / TOPICS: RETAIL

 

Right now, retailers are tasked with meeting complex and multifaceted challenges in the post-pandemic landscape. This blog by Brother Mobile Solutions focuses on small but powerful ways you can meet common challenges with simple adjustments to your day-to-day procedures.

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Barcode Labeling Tips for Small Businesses

BY: JENNA WAGNER / DATE: 11/22/2022 / TOPICS: CANNABIS, FOOD & BEVERAGE, RETAIL, LABEL DESIGN

 

This blog will cover barcode labeling tips for small businesses to implement no matter where they’re at with their labeling process – handwriting labels, purchasing pre-printed labels from a vendor, or using software to design and print labels.

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Barcode Symbology: How to Choose the Right Barcode Type

BY: TRAVIS WAYNE / DATE: 08/11/2022 / TOPICS: FOOD & BEVERAGE, MANUFACTURING, PHARMACEUTICAL, RETAIL, SHIPPING & RECEIVING, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, BARCODE BASICS, LABEL DESIGN, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

 

Barcode symbologies differ by the type of data they hold and are encoded with. In this blog, we go over the categories of barcodes, the most common types of barcodes, and how to choose the best one for your labels. 

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Linerless Labeling and Its Role in Sustainable Manufacturing

BY: RYAN PERSAUD, SR. NA CHANNEL BUSINESS MANAGER - THERMAL PRINTING SOLUTIONS AT BIXOLON / DATE: 06/09/2022 / TOPICS: FOOD & BEVERAGE, MANUFACTURING, RETAIL, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, PRINT AUTOMATION, SUSTAINABILITY

 

There are many examples of how manufacturers are becoming more sustainable through reducing waste. In this blog, we will focus on the role of label printing and how linerless labeling is growing in popularity as a step towards more sustainable manufacturing. 

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Your Guide to Cosmetic Labeling

BY: JENNA WAGNER / DATE: 05/05/2022 / TOPICS: RETAIL, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

 

The cosmetic industry faces strict labeling requirements to protect consumer safety and promote transparency. In this blog, learn what qualifies as a cosmetic, the requirements for a cosmetic product label, and how to choose the best cosmetic labeling software.

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4 Ways to Create Barcodes

BY: NICK RECHT / DATE: 02/08/2022 / TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, RETAIL, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, LABEL DESIGN, BARCODE BASICS

 

There is a common misconception that creating and leveraging barcodes is an expensive or time-consuming investment when in reality there are barcode label software solutions with low up-front costs that are easy to install and use, plus pave the way for scalability as your company grows. 

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What is a Barcode?

BY: NICK RECHT / DATE: 01/06/2022 / TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, RETAIL, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, LABEL DESIGN, BARCODE BASICS

 

Merriam Webster says a barcode is “a code consisting of a group of printed and variously patterned bars and spaces and sometimes numerals that is designed to be scanned and read into computer memory and that contains information about the object it labels.” While it’s great to know the technical definition of the word, what does that mean for you and your business? 

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How to Make Your Product Labels Stand Out with Images

BY: TRAVIS WAYNE / DATE: 12/02/2021 / TOPICS: CANNABIS, FOOD & BEVERAGE, RETAIL, LABEL DESIGN, COLOR LABELING

 

You’ve created a great product and made it to store shelves! Your hard work is starting to pay off, and now it’s time to make sure you’re setting your product up for the commercial success it deserves. Designing an attractive and professional product label is the best way to make sure your product stands out, and images are a great way to do just that.

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How to Support Your Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy with Centralized Label Management

BY: NICK RECHT / DATE: 11/11/2021 / TOPICS: CANNABIS, FOOD & BEVERAGE, SHIPPING & RECEIVING, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, RETAIL, MANUFACTURING, ENTERPRISE LABEL MANAGEMENT, CLOUD LABELING

 

To keep shoppers safe during the pandemic and provide a seamless customer experience no matter how they’re shopping – online from a mobile device or in a brick-and-mortar store – many retailers started to implement an omnichannel approach to distribution. 

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Disaster Recovery for Labeling: Do You Have a Plan?

BY: JENNA WAGNER / DATE: 08/27/2021 / TOPICS: AUTOMOTIVE, MANUFACTURING, RETAIL, SHIPPING & RECEIVING, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, ENTERPRISE LABEL MANAGEMENT, LABEL DESIGN, PRINT AUTOMATION, CLOUD LABELING

 

Most companies with supply chains are far from where they could be to deal with large-scale (and often unplanned) disruptions. Human error or natural disasters not only impact products going into market, but getting food on tables and medicine for those who need it. While businesses and disasters vary widely in scope and complexity, this blog will outline things to consider as you’re creating or updating business continuity plans to ensure key business needs that require labeling are being met when faced with disruptive events. 

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7 Ways to Make Labeling Less Manual When You’re Understaffed

BY: JENNA WAGNER / DATE: 07/08/2021 / TOPICS: AUTOMOTIVE, MANUFACTURING, RETAIL, SHIPPING & RECEIVING, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, ENTERPRISE LABEL MANAGEMENT, LABEL DESIGN, PRINT AUTOMATION

 

When labor shortages happen, but consumers continue to want their products quickly, companies are forced to focus their resources on the most critical areas of their business. While labeling is absolutely a critical business function, it doesn’t need to use up valuable person-hours. When your company faces labor shortages, here are seven key ways to make labeling less manual so your staff can focus on other value-added activities.

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GS1 Barcode Generator Creates Compliant GS1 Barcodes for You

BY: TRAVIS WAYNE / DATE: 07/30/2019 / TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, SHIPPING & RECEIVING, AUTOMOTIVE, CHEMICAL, HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL DEVICE, RETAIL, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, PHARMACEUTICAL, LABEL DESIGN, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

 

Imagine hand drawing floor plans for the Empire State Building before AutoCAD was developed; if you made a mistake, you often had to start from scratch, the process took forever, and the risk for errors was high.

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