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Product Coding for Protein Producers

Regardless of package type, companies that produce meat or poultry products need to add variable information to the package. This includes date and lot codes, establishment codes, regulatory agency logos, and increasingly barcodes. In many industries, this is quite straightforward, but for protein companies, there is the added complication of the environment in which coding […]

Customer Engagement and More – GS1 Digital Link

Using barcodes on packages for customer engagement? This idea is certainly not new – here is a link to a Packaging World article on this very topic from 2011. The article specifically mentioned that QR codes would provide the ability to download coupons, enter contests, play games, and other fun activities – all powered by […]

End of Parts & Service – SATO Printers

As companies improve their products and introduce new models, earlier generations are discontinued and eventually can no longer be supported. I recently received a reminder from SATO that some of their legacy models have reached the end of their service/support period. Included are the following models:   You can see the original SATO end of […]

Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

Our most recent podcast covered two topics: The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets. In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding […]

Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping Cases

Using inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow. Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when […]

The Labeling News Podcast

Well, I keep hearing that podcasting is the new blogging and, with something like 800 posts and articles here at LabelingNews, it’s time to try something new. The Labeling News podcast is going to cover a wide range of topics in the world of labeling and packaging generally. This first episode focuses on sustainability and […]

All Labels Are Not Equal

Here at ID Technology, we currently operate six label plants – five in the US and one in Canada – so we make a lot of labels. Many of the labels we sell are beautifully printed, using flexo or digital technology, ready to be applied to our customer’s products. We also make a lot of […]

Welcome to ProMach – Code Tech!

Thermal inkjet (TIJ) coding has made serious inroads in the packaging business over the last few years. One of the reasons for this has been the efforts made by evangelists such as the folks at Code Tech. who have done a great job of promoting the technology and building a solid base of business for thermal […]

New Option for GS1 Logistic Label – 2D Barcode

Do you print the GS1 logistics label for the items you ship? You know the one that has the SSCC barcode and probably some other in information. GS1 has always allowed for additional information to be added to the logistics label but in the new Release 19 of the General Specifications (January 2019), there is […]

Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating. Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate […]