The Labeling News Podcast

Well, I keep hearing that podcasting is the new blogging and, with something like 800 posts and articles here at LabelingNews, it’s time to try something new. The Labeling News podcast is going to cover a wide range of topics in the world of labeling and packaging generally. This first episode focuses on sustainability and […]

All Labels Are Not Equal

Here at ID Technology, we currently operate six label plants – five in the US and one in Canada – so we make a lot of labels. Many of the labels we sell are beautifully printed, using flexo or digital technology, ready to be applied to our customer’s products. We also make a lot of […]

Welcome to ProMach – Code Tech!

Thermal inkjet (TIJ) coding has made serious inroads in the packaging business¬†over the last few years. One of the reasons for this has been the efforts made by evangelists such as the folks at Code Tech. who have done a great job of promoting the technology and building a solid base of business for thermal […]

New Option for GS1 Logistic Label – 2D Barcode

Do you print the GS1 logistics label for the items you ship? You know the one that has the SSCC barcode and probably some other in information. GS1 has always allowed for additional information to be added to the logistics label but in the new Release 19 of the General Specifications (January 2019), there is […]

Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating. Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate […]