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!READ MORE
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.READ MORE
There are thousands of uses for labels across industries, from product identification to shipping to marketing and more. Depending on the use of the label, size may vary from less than an inch to letter (or A4) size. At TEKLYNX, we see customers printing very small and very large labels, and everything in between.READ MORE
If you print labels with variable information, that same variable information is likely what’s also used on pick lists, pack lists, bills of material, and purchase orders. Leveraging your label design software to print corresponding documents saves time and money, improves the integrity of your data across labels and documents, and maximizes the return on investment (ROI) for software you already invested in.READ MORE
You wouldn’t wait years to go to the doctor for a check–up.READ MORE
This blog will discuss what a printer driver is, types of printer drivers, their importance in labeling, and how to get them.READ MORE
TEKLYNX interviewed Mark Middendorf, Epson’s Go-To-Market Product Manager for Epson’s ColorWorks inkjet label printers, and learn how businesses are leveraging color on labels in new and creative ways.Read More
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.READ MORE
Sustainability is so much more than a “hot topic” in manufacturing these days. It is a movement, a critical area of focus, and a priority driven by consumer demand that is resulting in many companies rethinking their processes and materials and taking action to be more sustainable.Read More
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.Read More
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.READ MORE
The future of cannabis labeling centers around the efficiencies companies can create to overcome the business challenges of today: timely manual processes prone to human error, disjointed data sources, state-by-state packaging and labeling requirements until cannabis is federally regulated, and inflexible systems hindering expansion. As cannabis companies are maturing and investing in technology, we’re getting more questions about ways to streamline labeling operations and future-proof labeling environments.READ MORE
Enjoy these three labeling horror stories that will show you how scary labeling mistakes can be, and how three labeling solutions can help so you don’t face a similar fate.
National Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, takes place on the first Friday in October. It is a day when manufacturers have the biggest opportunity to inspire and promote manufacturing to the next generation.READ MORE
Important things to consider when choosing barcode labeling software include label design features and integrations, scalability, regulatory compliance, supported printer drivers, customer support and product training opportunities, licensing options, and implementation process.READ MORE
While the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulates all food and beverages in the United States and requires nutrition labels, there is one exception – alcohol. This blog will help break down the labeling regulations for alcoholic beverages, common labeling errors for alcohol, and how to overcome them.
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.READ MORE
RFID has wide-ranging benefits for the cannabis industry ranging from tracking individual plants to real-time inventorying of thousands of plants to business intelligence capabilities that can integrate with systems for plant lifecycle management, plant, and package inventory, and more.Read More
If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s to be flexible. Companies need to be agile enough to change quickly with new regulations or industry standards and keep up with consumer demands. Make sure your labeling environment is flexible enough to withstand major or minor change without disrupting operations and production, and ultimately your profitability.
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.READ MORE
Jenna Wagner, Director of Marketing at TEKLYNX, sat down with James Urquhart, Director of Partnerships for GS1 US, to gain his perspective and insights on this movement. Read further to learn what he had to say on what the future may hold for 1D versus 2D barcodes.READ MORE
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?READ MORE
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.READ MORE
The nutrition label is a critical piece of information for consumers when making purchasing decisions, but for food manufacturing companies, the label is much more than calories and an ingredient list. Although changes to food labeling requirements are infrequent, when changes are made, they can be substantial. Companies need to be aware of any regulatory changes to reduce any negative impact an inaccurate label can incur such as fines, recalls, wasted materials, or negative consumer perception.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
By using variable counters to organize, count, and trace your labeled products, your labeling process can become more efficient. In this blog, learn about variable counters and how to use them in your barcode labeling environment.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
As the world is becoming increasingly digital, cloud technology is becoming more prevalent in our daily lives and in our companies. People stream their favorite shows through the cloud, facilitate business meetings through the cloud, and share important company files and documents in the cloud. So why not store your barcode data and labels in the cloud, too?
In 2021, companies are seeking better connectivity more than ever before. The world-changing year of 2020 is over, and businesses around the globe are using the lessons they learned to implement better systems and forge stronger connections throughout the supply chain.
The best barcode labeling software for 2021 equips manufacturers to build better connections between people, systems, and organizations.READ MORE
Reports show that the global cannabidiol market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.2% from 2021 to 2028. Regulation is definitely the next step to take as hemp products are taking the world by storm.READ MORE
In an unpredictable world, stability is needed wherever it can be found. Your barcode label printing system is critical to business operations, so building a strong and stable label printing system is necessary for a strong and stable business.READ MORE
Leveraging your existing Excel spreadsheets in your label printing process can help you save time, save money, and maximize your efficiency.READ MORE
Over the past five years, meal delivery has grown from a niche industry to a mainstay of the food industry. Especially in the current circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown orders, meal delivery is now an essential method for families to get dinner on the table.READ MORE
A constant theme in today's manufacturing world is the need for automation.READ MORE
When it comes to the food and beverage industry, it is incredibly important to have the best label software in place to ensure efficiency, stability, and peace of mind throughout the supply chain.READ MORE
At first glance, the custom option to almost anything sounds like the ideal solution. It's tailored to your needs exactly - what more could you ask for. If you're looking to save money and reduce unnecessary headaches, custom designed solutions might not be the right fit for you.READ MORE
When it comes to your barcode labeling software solution, implementing lean labeling and continuous improvement principles to your labeling environment reduces waste in label printing and saves you money.
In medium sized businesses we often see the introduction of more labeling complexities due to higher volume of labels and product SKUs, more design and print users, heightened requirements, and integration needs. When you have a medium sized business, it’s important to keep in mind a few things when it comes to your barcode label printing needs.READ MORE
Barcode label printing software offers an array of benefits to businesses of all sizes. So, how should a small business owner choose the best barcode label printing software? Consider your label printing needs today, but don't forget to look to the future. Follow these tips.READ MORE
Imagine painting a room and gathering supplies. You wouldn’t want to stop at three separate stores for your paint, primer, and brushes. It’s more convenient and efficient to stop at a store that carries everything you need, right?READ MORE
Without change there’s often no room for innovation or improvement.READ MORE
Everyone wants to do better. Whether it’s improving your health, career, or home, there’s always room to do things better. Well, what if I told you there’s a better way to design your barcode labels?READ MORE
Are you tired of paying more for your label design software every time you add a printer? You don’t have to!READ MORE
Every business has a unique barcode labeling environment and requires specific technology tailored to its needs.READ MORE
Keeping up with this fast-growing market can be overwhelming with the frequently changing labeling regulations and tracking from seed to sale, but TEKLYNX software can help with that. How? On-demand cannabis labeling!READ MORE
Imagine a world without color - pretty boring, right?READ MORE
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.READ MORE
We all know the saying, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” I am here to tell you that with TEKLYNX 2019 and newer products, it will feel like you can! Prior to TEKLYNX 2019 products, customization within the label print form was not possible.READ MORE
While variety may be the spice of life, it's the enemy of efficiency. When labeling processes are not standardized throughout your company, it makes it difficult to keep all of the label information the same. Looking to standardize? We’ve got you covered with three labeling best practices to help your company achieve its labeling goal of having everyone label the same way, which ultimately standardizes the labeling process across your company. Let's start with the easiest way to do this, which is to collaborate!Read More
Labeling errors can be costly, which is why it's imperative that these errors are kept to a minimum. From a missing or incomplete label, your product has the potential to put consumers at risk, be recalled, or receive hefty fines…maybe all three! To help your company achieve its labeling goal of reducing errors, TEKLYNX has developed three labeling best practices that minimize mistakes. Let's start with the easiest way to reduce errors in your labeling process, which involves using a database.Read More
Does your company have a labeling goal of printing faster? Most companies do since faster print speeds ultimately create efficiency. To help your company begin achieving its labeling goal, TEKLYNX has developed three labeling best practices focused on streamlining the printing process to create faster print speeds. Let's start with the best practice that focuses on the core way print speeds are affected: communication.Read More
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