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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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Risky Business: 8 Most Common Barcode Mistakes

BY: NICOLE LEPKOWSKI / DATE: 01/11/2024 / TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, SHIPPING & RECEIVING, WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION, BARCODE BASICS, LABEL DESIGN

 

Barcodes are the foundation for many industries and one of the most crucial parts of business operations, yet often overlooked. For operations to remain efficient and error-free, barcodes must be correct on every product or package. To keep your business and barcodes organized to prevent production downtime, chargebacks, and product recalls — avoid these eight common barcode mistakes.

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Barcode Basics: How to Serialize Barcode Labels

BY: NICOLE LEPKOWSKI / DATE: 11/02/2023 / TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, FOOD & BEVERAGE, BARCODE BASICS, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

 

This blog will examine barcode serialization, looking at its fundamental concepts, the benefits it can offer to businesses, and its broad applications across multiple industries. Whether you are in a regulated or non-regulated industry, learn how barcode serialization can shape the future of your business. 

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Cracking the Code: How Barcodes Work and Their Crucial Role in Supply Chain Management

BY: NICK RECHT / DATE: 06/22/2023 / TOPICS: BARCODE BASICS

 

Barcodes are not just simple lines and numbers; they are powerful tools that facilitate seamless inventory management, enhance supply chain operations, and enable businesses to operate with remarkable efficiency. In this blog post, we will delve into the technicality behind barcodes, explore different types of barcodes, explain how barcodes work, discuss their diverse applications, and highlight why they are indispensable to the supply chain and businesses. 

 

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The Anatomy of a QR Code and How to Make One in 6 Easy Steps

BY: NICK RECHT / DATE: 03/23/2023 / TOPICS: BARCODE BASICS, LABEL DESIGN

 

QR code is short for Quick Response Code, which is one of the many barcode symbologies. QR codes consist of an array of black and white squares that typically store URLs and can only be read by smartphone cameras or 2D barcode scanners. This blog will help explain what a QR code is, the anatomy of a QR code, and how to make one in TEKLYNX barcode label design software. 

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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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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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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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