A barcode consists of a series of thick and thin alternating vertical dark and light bars of different widths which are printed on to labels and packaging
Barcodes are a part of everyday life, but how they work and how they are produced is anything but simple
AlpVision has launched a Covid-19 initiative helping pharmaceutical companies to protect medicines against counterfeiting

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused not a worldwide health crisis and created unprecedented economic challenges. In response, AlpVision has decided to launch the AlpVision Covid-19 Initiative to supports pharmaceutical...

Interest in materials that react to environmental conditions such as light, heat, gases, pH and moisture is gathering pace
Markem-Imaje launches an advanced online support tool powered by self-learning and artificial intelligence

MIVA is available in English, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Japanese, and accessible via the company’s home page. It uses artificial intelligence, which is constantly learning from its day-to-day interactions with customers, to empower printer users to resolve problems...

IHMA predicts strong holography growth despite Covid-19

According to IHMA, authentication and track and trace systems, which use holographic technologies, will help to underpin international efforts by government and law enforcement agencies to bolster overt and covert protection strategies in the next 12 months.

‘While Asia will continue to...

Grafotronic has released a new connected concept, Connected and Connected+, to increase the productivity and efficiency for its customers.

With Grafotronic Connected, all customers are constantly online with the headquarter in Warsaw. The machines are monitored in real-time, 24/7. 

Hubert Stasinski, head of service at Grafotronic, said: ‘We can detect any abnormality in machine functions and can act long before something...

Entertainment Earth has increased print speeds and improved label management for 33,000 products thanks to the recent investment in Codesoft, barcode label creation software and print automation technology Sentinel from Teklynx

Entertainment Earth is an online retailer and wholesaler of licensed collectibles, including action figures, clothing, statues, prop replicas, games, vinyl figures, dolls, and toys. Headquartered in Simi Valley, California, it has played a vital role in the distribution of these pieces since...

Schreiner MediPharm has enhanced its tamper-evident specialty label, Cap-Lock, with a special RFID inlay

The label-and-cap security concept for prefilled syringes now also enables automated inventory and supply chain management, as well as digital first-opening indication. In doing so, the new Cap-Lock plus RFID offers efficient and reliable product authentication and enhanced patient safety....

inotec UK has expanded its warehouse identification range with Diomaster Floorblock suitable for warehouses which print their own labels on-site

Logistics facilities which handle frequently changing stock items and stock layouts, often face the issue of own-printed labels not being sufficiently durable. The Diomaster label allows users to place printed labels inside a 2-millimeter recess within the aluminum Floorblock which is screwed to...

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