Dynamsoft has improved the speed and recognition accuracy of its barcode reader SDK by 20 percent for dense QR codes
These dense QR code performance improvements are ideal for applications such as retail labels. They are also suitable for companies that use barcodes for capturing and maintaining staff contact details or ID cards. 
 
By updating a database in place of physical...
By bridging digital and physical worlds,Avery Dennison’s atma.io is set tochange the way we look at consumer goods by introducing transparency into supply chains

In March 2020, Avery Dennison acquired Smartrac, a Dutch innovator in the development of RFID inlays with manufacturing sites in Germany, Malaysia, China and the United States. 

Mitch Butier, Avery Dennison’s chairman, president and CEO, made a bold statement at the time: ‘Smartrac’s...

Toppan has developed interactive packaging that connects with smartphones using NFC to provide an additional layer of security and consumer engagement

A wireless NFC-based connection is established when a smartphone is near the packaging. Pad-type switches embedded in the package allow consumers to enjoy interactive experiences, pressing or tapping to produce sounds or control content on the smartphone screen via a compatible app. LEDs and...

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The Label Academy’s third virtual master class covered the state of the art in brand protection and anti-counterfeiting technologies.  
 
As James Bevan, director of consultancy Vandagraf, noted, the scale of the global counterfeiting problem is terrifying....
Eltronis has scooped a winning prize in this year’s Finat awards in the security category with a label focused on its cloud-based software, engage

engage provides brand owners with a tool to link products to the internet through consumers’ smartphones. It was integrated into the label for one of the leading supplements and nutricosmetics supplier brands Hebe Life, to enable instant authentication of its products.

Integrated within...

Toppan Printing has integrated tamper-evident NFC1 tag functions into the structure of paper-based packages

RFID, NFC, and other ID technologies are commonly applied to the surfaces of product packages. This, however, can negatively impact printed graphics or appearance because packages are not necessarily designed to accommodate such a label, and the need to apply labels during packaging manufacture...

IHMA has produced a new glossary to help better understand holographic terms and definitions

The initiative is part of a wider move to improve understanding of commercial holography, its advances since its invention over 70 years ago, key milestones, and the technology’s role in anti-counterfeiting, authentication, currency and ID document security, brand and packaging enhancement and,...

Toppan Printing has developed NFC1 labels combining high-quality metallic design with the communication performance required of NFC tags

Toppan has developed the new NFC labels with high-quality metallic designs, especially for high-end items such as wine, spirits, and luxury brand goods without sacrificing design quality. Brand owners can also leverage NFC functions to facilitate product traceability, anti-counterfeiting, CRM,...

Reproflex Scandinavia has partnered with Digimarc to use its pioneering digital watermark technology to enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging

Reproflex works with brand owners and print houses in all areas of the graphic process, including pre-press for flexo, offset and digital printing. It is considered one of the most environmentally conscious suppliers to Scandinavia’s graphic industry, with customers in over 16 countries and over...

SML RFID launches ultra-small tag for pharmaceutical items

The GB32U9 is designed to tackle the pharmaceutical industry’s pain points of tracking liquid and small items. The inlay combines its ultra-small size with U9 sensitivity to provide balanced and accurate tracking of general pharmaceutical packages. In addition, its small design means the GB32U9...

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