Barcode Label Solutions Blog

IntelliBar Mi46 Network Printer Now Has a Wireless Solution

Posted by Kathleen

(7/27/17)    Hey! It's Bernie with a new update and tip on wireless technology...

Tired of stringing ethernet cable everywhere you want to place a printer? Here’s something you might try if your Wi-Fi signal reaches the location where you want to place a networked printer such as our IntelliBar Mi46 or legacy M48N100, M412N100 or M88N100. For around 50 bucks (on Amazon), purchase a NetGear AC750 Range Extender and an Ethernet cable. Once the range extender is set up (directions included), it will pick up your Wi-Fi signal and you can then use the ethernet cable to connect your printer’s ethernet port to the ethernet port on the range extender. Wah-la!

FYI… Want to know the quality of your Wi-Fi signal where you want to place the range extender and printer? Try this: download this app to your smart phone “Wifi Analyzer” (I got it from the Play Store). It will tell you nearly everything you want to know about the Wi-Fi signals present at the location.      Any questions, don't hesitate to contact us

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Tags: Connectivity

Specialty Lumber Tags Withstand High Temperature Kilns

Posted by Kathleen

(7/13/17)     Hey!  It's Kathleen sharing a new custom label solution...

Ever run tagged lumber through a 200+ degree hot kiln and find your tag curled, distorted or burnt off to a crisp?  And you've invested in thousands of these tags?   How high did your temperature rise?

With IntelliTech's proven custom tag made for this particular application, the re-enforced synthetic printed tag that goes into the kiln comes out of the kiln in that same manner.

Lumber production is a complex process where green timber is sawn, dried and processed. The natural air-drying of lumber can be a long process, so often times lumber will be kiln-dried to expedite the process.   The temperature of the kiln can get up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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Tags: Custom barcode labels

Label Maker for Mac Lion, Mountain Lion and Other OS Felines

Posted by Susan Fields

As a Mac aficionado, you probably know that Mac Lion (Mac OS X Lion to give it its full name, or Mac OS X version 7) was released in 2011 as the successor to Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 6). The names are pretty enough, but this kind of release is a headache for some users using the Mac platform as a base for applications and peripherals. Why? Because Mac Lion is not backwards compatible with its predecessor – Apple dropped support for a number of functions or programs. So what’s the situation for people wanting to use a label maker for Mac Lion, for example?

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Tags: MAC barcode label printing

What a real OS X label printer offers that other printers do not

Posted by Susan Fields

If you can run a business using Mac OS X, shouldn’t you also have the same power to do the printing you need – especially label printing for things like for product and distribution barcodes? It sounds reasonable, but things haven’t always been that simple. In the past, unless the printer you wanted to use had a specific Mac OS printer driver available, you had to grit your teeth and do your printing via a PC. For specific types of printing such as barcode label printing, OS X label printers that did work out of the box tended to be small desk top printers only.

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Tags: MAC barcode label printing

Barcoding technology topics among most read blog posts

Posted by Susan Fields

Since 2012, the IntelliTech International barcoding blog is to give our readers useful advice on getting the most out of their barcoding technology. We’ve covered a wide variety of topics, from very specific to broader overviews. Some of our most popular blog posts have been about technology. Since our readers are looking for answers, we thought we’d give you a quick recap.

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Tags: barcode label printers, thermal barcode label printers, lower total cost of ownership

Looking Ahead at Barcode Label Solutions in 2017

Posted by Susan Fields

The different uses of barcode label solutions continue to grow and grow. 

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Tags: barcode labels, barcode label solution

“Think different” with a thermal transfer printer for Macs

Posted by Susan Fields

Get the MAC ebookSo what makes a thermal transfer printer for Mac such a good idea? Assuming that your requirement is to print out adhesive labels for barcoding or similar, it’s bound to be a smarter choice than trying to use an office printer. After all, who wants to have adhesive bleeding into a laser printer mechanism, ink jet smears on the facestock or barcode labels that become rapidly unreadable once they’re printed and out there in the real world? Thermal printing scores a big advantage over laser printing in particular, because the high temperatures of lasers can melt the label adhesive. In addition, there are the IT acrobatics necessary to print individual labels from an office printer without wastage and the labor-intensive process for trying to print onto special media. It doesn’t take much to see that for anything other than standard cut sheet printing office printers are an unhappy choice, and that thermal printing is the way to go.

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Tags: MAC barcode label printing

Barcode printers for food labels make recalls less chaotic

Posted by Susan Fields

Get Sweet Taste of Profits now!!!Food recalls have become an all-too-common occurrence, increasing 400 percent between 2007 and 2009. The dramatic rise in food contamination created a global need for food traceability that can be managed with a solution that consists of barcoding software and printers for food labels.

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Tags: barcode label, food label printers

Hungry for more profitability in food operation? Barcode food labels

Posted by Susan Fields

Gobble up the Sweet Taste of Profits ebook

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Tags: barcode label, labels, food label printers

How to print labels from OS X for enterprise-wide advantage

Posted by Susan Fields

Mac OS X already benefits from strong presence in industries such as design and publishing, with a solid reputation for flexibility, quality and performance. The latest OS X Server software from Apple gives even more Macs the power to act as servers, extending their use to enterprise-wide IT applications and fueling the growth of a company. As supply chains and logistics also expand, so does the need to print labels – product labels, shipping labels, barcode labels, you name it! However, if you want to print labels from OS X, you’ll still want to make sure you use a convenient and cost-effective solution.

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Tags: MAC barcode label printing