Tag: Ideas

Goodbye Xi4 – Hello ZT600!

For years, the Xi Series of label printers from Zebra has been considered to be the standard when it comes to high volume industrial printing. The basic design has been tweaked with each new version, but the basics have remained the same. With competitors launching new models, the most recent Xi (the Xi4), has been […]

Pro Mach Labeling Equipment Portfolio

Pro Mach has put together the best lineup of packaging equipment brands in the business. This is made exceptionally clear by our lineup of labeling equipment. The ProMach portfolio of labeling machinery brands, allows us to label just about every product in every application. ID Technology is the market leader in print and apply labeling, […]

Decoding Nutrition Labels for Allergens

The FDA food allergen label law requires foods to state if they contain a top eight food allergen (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish, crustacean shellfish). Some foods, however, are not covered by this labeling law, so you need to know how to read and decode the label for allergens.  The Food Allergen […]

Food Labels, Traceability, and the FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act  (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011, creating some of the largest changes to food safety in over 70 years. The new regulations in the FSMA affect the entire supply chain from farm-to-fork. The FSMA requires changes for most food retailers and gives consumers important tools to determine safe food. […]

Labeling and Coding for Logistics

Elements of a successful logistics systems are visibility into the supply chain, optimized processes that operate at a low cost, and consistent and timely receipt and shipping of inventory and product. How can you use labeling and coding to achieve a successful system? By implementing innovative labeling systems that keep your warehouse moving to reduce […]

Why is CIJ the Best Selling Coding Technology?

Continuous inkjet printers have been around for some time, and while several new technologies have emerged in the years since, CIJ remains the coding choice for many industries. With increased interest in traceability for many types of product, CIJ printers have evolved to ensure it is possible to meet the demands of users for accurate […]

Case Labeling for Walmart Deli Products

Walmart has been working to ensure that packaging and barcoding helps the store personnel with quickly and accurately handling inventory in various departments. Some of the labeling mandates that have been introduced have been a little confusing, but the team that handles products sold in Walmart’s delis has put together a helpful guide for the labeling […]

Product Promotion

Promotional marketing is an effective marketing strategy to attract attention to your product using an incentive to persuade the consumer to make a purchase. Knowing your target customer is key to communicating your image and brand. Classic promotional methods include coupons, in-store promotions, discounts, and rebates. After you’ve developed your message and crafted your promotional […]

Labeling and Coding Solutions for Produce

Since produce is a highly perishable product, maintaining safe handling and extending its short shelf life is a challenge. Post-harvest yield loss costs growers, processors, retailers and consumers billions each year. Effective packaging increases shelf life and makes the product more appealing to consumers, while labeling and coding solutions meet the labeling requirements of the […]

Labeling and Coding Distilled Beverages

The distilled spirits market is crowded and competitive. With the introduction of new flavors and products, plus the growing craft distillery industry, your message can easily be lost in the crowd. In this business, labeling and coding are important for a number of reasons; marketing, authentication, and tracking are a few. Your packaging plays a […]