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What to consider when buying barcode labels

Over the past few years we have seen an increase in customers requesting 2D barcodes on shelving and racking labels.

Please check the following when considering your barcode labelling system:

  • Make sure the label is printed on a good quality synthetic and stable base material. Don’t use Vinyl. It shrinks and its manufacturing process is terrible for the environment.
  • Make sure you consider a barcode type and symbology/language and make sure it is compatible with your scanner and software. This is not normally a problem but it does need checking.
  • Laminate the print surface to enhance the durability of the base material.
  • They are printed using a high-resolution printer.
  • Most importantly make sure you test the barcode scan distance with your hardware. If the scan distance isn’t a sufficient distance not only will you waste money on efficiency you may demotivate your pickers and operators in the process.

If you need help with any of the above please contact us for help. We print hundreds of thousands of these labels every year by clients who trust us over and over again.

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