Tag Archives: GS1

The UPC Barcode Isn’t Dead Yet

Our shopping trends have changed but we still need barcodes. UPC tags and labels aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Read about the latest trends and why we still need barcodes now more than ever. Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About RFID (radio frequency identification)

RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification and it uses radio waves to capture as well as read information that is stored on tags that are specially attached to any object. These tags can be read from even a few feet away and it does not have to be in the line of sight for the reader to keep track of it. There are many different types of RFID tags. The main difference is whether or not there is an external power source. For apparel tags and stickers, there is no power source, for that reason, the chips are small and able to be inserted in the tags and stickers. Continue reading

Clothing labels with sequential numbers

For tracking and inventory purposes it is very popular to have unique clothing fabric tags. We are often asked to make each label, hangtag or adhesive sticker with a different number or barcode so that a garment or article can … Continue reading

A Tale of Barcode Identity from Factory to Retail Fulfillment Center (EDI)

Written and contributed by: Carl E. Padovano My father is a shoemaker in Guardia San Framonde Italy, a kind man with a thick and ruffled mustache in the style of Victor Emmanuel II. His factory was a flat-topped building where … Continue reading

A guide to understanding barcodes

Quite often clients want the ‘look’ of the barcode without understanding its function and benefits. I can understand that. It makes any product look more main stream if there is a barcode present. Barcodes are used for tracking purposes. They … Continue reading

UPC barcode hangtags and size strips

Retail stores may require more than one type of identifier on their incoming goods from the manufacturer. Some may only require a UPC or GS1 hangtag or sticker. These price tags usually have a variety of information such as style … Continue reading

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