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  • And you thought Desktop Printers couldn’t be Portable Printers!

    On a recent visit to the Zebra Experience Centre (you might be mistaken for thinking I’m writing about a zoo) – a large demo room that Zebra Technologies have set up to showcase their complete range of products – I spotted this. These are desktop printers equipped with battery packs. These are chargeable battery add …

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  • Typharm gets up and running with the FMD.

    Typharm is a family owned pharmaceutical manufacturer located in Norwich.  They have been making ointments and treatments since 1985. “The EU’s Falsified Medicines Directive came into force in February 2019 and part of that was a need to print high quality barcodes. We understood thermal label printing but needed a fully tested label printing system …

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  • How to make your labelling systems reliable

    Ever woken up in the night in a cold sweat.  Your worst nightmare is playing out. Your label printer has stopped working, and you can’t print labels.  Your product can’t be shipped and the factory grinds to a halt. No – I can’t imagine you’re kept awake at night thinking about labels – but perhaps …

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  • Choosing the Right Label Printer

    There are hundreds of different thermal label printers available from dozens of different manufacturers.  The aim of this article is to help you decide which thermal label printer suits you the best. If you want to talk this through with one of the team, click the Chat button at the bottom of the screen, call …

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  • Seagull Scientific BarTender 2019 Editions Summary

    Seagull Scientific recently released BarTender 2019. What’s different is they now have a free edition of their label design software. The question we often get is: what is included in the Free edition of BarTender 2019? Free Supports all document design for a static label layout.  No variable data of any kind or conditional printing.  …

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  • Zebra Regional Partner Summit

    On May 22 Zebra hosted it’s regional partner summit at the Belfry golf resort in Sutton Coldfield, England. It was a chance to hear Zebra’s strategy for the near future, about their products and learn where they see the market moving to. They started by telling the assembled resellers how Zebra is performing in the market.  …

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  • DPI Explained

    This article will explain the jargon DPI and resolution when we talk about a thermal label printer.  When you’re looking at the specifications for a printer or when someone mentions DPI, you’ll understand what it means.  You’ll also learn what resolution suits your situation best. Dots Per Inch and Printer Resolution DPI stands for Dots …

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  • Put your feet up and outsource your label printing

    Let’s take a look at the economics and practicalities of printing labels in house compared with outsourcing label printing to someone like us. What you need to print your own labels For a start, you need a printer, labels, labelling software, ink ribbon. Depending on the volume of labels you’re printing and the size and …

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  • Seagull Scientific’s BarTender Launch Conference

    On Monday 8th April 2019 Seagull Scientific launches the latest version of their popular and powerful BarTender label design software. On Thursday 4th April they invited a select group of partners to hear the latest news and meet the Seagull senior management. Here’s what I learned… BarTender 2019 is more streamlined and has some minor …

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