Excellent First Year With New Large Plain Label Customer

Excellent First Year With New Large Plain Label Customer

Datamark UK Ltd are coming up to the end of the first year of supplying one of our biggest & newest customers with a range of Plain Labels, which has seen a very successful working relationship develop between the two companies. The advantage in working with Datamark is our exceptional service in supply of this companies label requirements, delivering next day* following receipt of order (*subject to Call Off orders in before 14.00pm). Our customer has been very impressed with not only the products supplied, the excellent customer service we offer but our understanding of their...
Datamark UK Ltd – For The Best Plain Label Solutions

Datamark UK Ltd – For The Best Plain Label Solutions

If Carlsberg did Label Manufacturing, then would this be what’s on offer: Datamark UK Ltd – Self Adhesive Labels and Labeling Solutions; • Label solutions for even the most demanding projects. • Providing the customer with what they want, when they want it. • Excellent Customer Service support. • In-house Print Systems for most applications. • Label Applicators. • Print n’ Apply solutions. • Anser Ink-Jet Coding Systems Send us your enquiry to mark@datamarkuk.com or call 07805 553907 and allow us to show what we can...
Datamark Deliver Datamax i Class Printer

Datamark Deliver Datamax i Class Printer

Datamark (UK) Ltd Following a call from a customer at 11.30am this morning who had issues with his Datamax i Class Printer, we offered a solution. Our clients printer had packed up & he was unable to label up product for dispatch out to his customers. He wanted to replace the defective Datamax i Class printer ASAP so contacted us for our help.  As a result of our response the customer got his replacement Datamax i Class Printer the very next day.  We were able to offer the client the exact printer make & model he required at a competitive price. The customer was delighted, stating he will always look to Datamark for all his print needs.  Supporting our customers, supplying what they need, when they need it & going the extra mile is our Motto. Datamark supply not only labels & thermal transfer ribbons, but a range of print systems & ink-jet coding solutions.  We can supply pretty much any make of thermal transfer printer on the market.  The range of printers we offer includes Zebra, GoDEX, Citizen, Brother, Datamax, Intermec, CAB & Toshiba.   Do you require any label print system, print n’apply solution or label applicator then contact Datamark UK Ltd.  We provide quality products, rapid delivery & first class customer service.  Contact Datamark on +44 (0)1482 506560 or email us at  sales@datamarkuk.com & we will ensure we deliver the right solution for...
Part 1 – When Did Barcodes Begin?

Part 1 – When Did Barcodes Begin?

A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached. Originally barcodes represented data by varying the widths and spacing’s of parallel lines and may be referred to as linear or one-dimensional (1D). Later they evolved into rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns in two dimensions (2D).  Although 2D systems use a variety of symbols, they are generally referred to as barcodes as well. Barcodes originally were scanned by special optical scanners called barcode readers; later, scanners and interpretive software became available on devices including desktop printers and smartphones. Barcodes are on the leading edge of extraordinary things. They have given humans the ability to enter and extract large amounts of data in relatively small images of code. With some of the latest additions like Quick Response (QR) codes and Radio-frequency identification (RFID), it’s exciting to see how these complex image codes are being used for business and even personal use. The original idea of the barcode was first introduced in 1948 by Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland after Silver overheard the President of a local food chain talking about their need for a system to automatically read product information during checkout. Silver and Woodland took their inspiration from recognizing this rising need and began development on this product so familiar to the world now. After several attempts to create something usable, Silver and Woodland finally came up with their ”Classifying Apparatus and Method” which was patented on October 07, 1952. Here is an image extracted from the original patent documents of the idea that eventually led to the barcode:...
Part 2 – When Did Barcodes Begin?

Part 2 – When Did Barcodes Begin?

The history of the barcode from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990′s. Barcodes such as the Universal Product Code (UPC) have become a widely used component of contemporary society, as evidenced by their enthusiastic usage by stores world-wide; almost every unit other than fresh green goods from a grocery store, department store, and mass merchandiser has a UPC barcode on it. Economic studies were conducted by the mid-1970s for the grocery industry committee that projected over $40 million in savings to the industry from scanning. Those numbers were not met in the time frame they projected and some were said to have expected the demise of barcode scanning. The usefulness of the barcodes required the adoption of high-priced scanners by a critical mass of retail merchants while manufacturers were adopting barcode labels at the same time. Neither wanted to move first and outcomes were not promising for the first couple of years, with Business Week exclaiming ”The Supermarket Scanner That Failed.” Barcodes have opened the door to a revolutionary way of tracking business assets. A barcode provides automatic data capture which reduces human error during data entry, saving time and expense due to errors and manual entry.  By 1980, the barcode was introduced by over 8,000 grocery stores per year. 1980 also signified the year that the first thermal transfer printer that was introduced by Sato. In 1984, the Los Angeles Olympics chose Computer Identics to track and control access and security with barcodes. By 1984, several businesses had already kicked off the barcoding industry into what we now know it to be including: Bar Code Graphics, Inc. Express Identification Products...
Barcodes, Scanners & Their Uses

Barcodes, Scanners & Their Uses

Barcodes such as the UPC have become a ubiquitous element of modern civilization, as evidenced by their enthusiastic adoption by stores around the world; almost every item other than fresh produce from a grocery store, department store, and mass merchandiser has a UPC barcode on it. This helps track items and also reduces instances of shoplifting involving price tag swapping, although shoplifters can now print their own barcodes including 1D & 2D barcodes. In addition, retail chain membership cards (issued mostly by grocery stores and specialty “big box” retail stores such as sporting equipment, office supply, or pet stores) use bar codes to uniquely identify consumers, allowing for customized marketing and greater understanding of individual consumer shopping patterns. At the point of sale, shoppers can get product discounts or special marketing offers through the address or e-mail address provided at registration. Barcodes can allow for the organization of large amounts of data. They are widely used in the healthcare and hospital settings, ranging from patient identification (to access patient data, including medical history, drug allergies, etc.) to medication management. They are also used to facilitate the separation and indexing of documents that have been imaged in batch scanning applications, track the organization of species in biology,[13] and integrate with in-motion check weighs to identify the item being weighed in a conveyor line for data collection. They can also be used to keep track of objects and people; they are used to keep track of rental cars, airline luggage, nuclear waste, registered mail, express mail and parcels. Barcoded tickets allow the holder to enter sports arenas, cinemas, theatres, fairgrounds, and transportation, and are used...
What Barcode Symbologies are the Best?

What Barcode Symbologies are the Best?

With the variety of barcode symbologies currently available, how can you be sure that the one you choose will fulfil your requirements?  This guide is a basic reference to help you sort through the options.  Additional articles will follow soon with more detail about each symbology on its own, and as always, please let us know if you have any questions or input! Linear Barcode Symbologies (1D): Linear Barcode symbologies are likely the ones most people are familiar with.  These barcode symbologies are created with parallel black and white bars and spaces of varying sizes and are used to automatically and accurately capture data and reduce human error during entry as they are read by a laser scanner.  The scanner reads the barcode from left to right in one dimension which is why linear barcodes are referred to as 1-D barcodes. Some of the common Linear Barcode symbologies you might come across are UPC: Standard barcode for retail environments. Each UPC number relates to one specific retail item.  Codes are regulated by www.GS1.org and are only produced as static (non-changing) numbers. Code 39 (or Code 3 of 9): Most common barcode symbology. Codes alphanumeric character set, and is very strong in asset tracking applications requiring sequential data (i.e. 0001, 0002, 0003, etc.). Code 128: Less common than code 39, but still widely used.  It is also more compact than code 39, so you can fit more characters in smaller spaces. Interleaved 2 of 5 (or I 2 of 5): Symbology that requires an even number of encoded digits.  Only numeric information can be encoded. 2D Barcode Symbologies This second...
Datamark UK Promote Versawipes – Keeping TT Printer Print-heads Pristine

Datamark UK Promote Versawipes – Keeping TT Printer Print-heads Pristine

News: Datamark UK Recommend Versawipes – To Help Reduce the cost of premature printhead failure and reduce expensive downtime with the industry’s most versatile printhead cleaning wipes. The printhead is the most critical component of your printer and one of the most delicate and expensive. Most print quality problems are a direct result of improper care of the printhead. A consumable that wears over time, much like the brakes on your car, requires proper installation and on-going maintenance to ensure a long life of service for your printer. Printer manufacturers recommend regular cleaning of the printhead to remove any build up of residue caused by label dust, adhesive and dirt in the atmosphere. This build up of residue will, over time, become baked onto the printhead. This will then interfere with heat transfer, causing the heater elements to overheat to the point of failure. Datamark UK recommend the use of Versawipes to keep your thermal print heads, platen rollers and label sensors clean and healthy. With a single product you can keep your thermal printheads in first class condition, whilst maintaining a clean and healthy localised working environment. 100 easy to use wipes in each container for convenient storage right next to your printer. The container allows for easy access to the wipes without any wasteful individual sachets. Unlike other print head cleaners such as ribbon attachments, pens and sachets, Versawipes will enable you to keep all parts of the printer and surrounding print area clean and healthy. A single versatile product for the complete job. For further information on Versawipes then please Click...
Small Roll 19mm Core Labels and Receipt Rolls

Small Roll 19mm Core Labels and Receipt Rolls

News:  Small Roll 19mm Core Labels – As a business involved in Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing and Retail are you using more and more Handheld or Portable Label Printers which use small roll 19mm core labels or receipt rolls? Or are you considering the purchase of these printers to enable the labelling of products in the warehouse that much simpler and quicker?  The use of small roll 19mm core labels is increasing due to the increase in use of these printers and Datamark are here able to provide you with quality small roll 19mm core labels and receipt rolls. These printers using small roll 19mm core labels are suitable for a wide range of applications enabling products to be labelled at the point where they are delivered into Warehouse or on the shop floor, for ‘Price Reduction’ or ‘Goods In’ label applications. Do you have a requirement for or are considering the use of small roll 19mm core labels or receipt rolls on 19mm cores for use with Handheld & Portable Printers? Then why not send us a request to quote for your small roll 19mm core labels or receipt rolls and find out just how competitive we are and what a good quality product we offer. Datamark UK manufacture both Plain & Printed Labels on small roll 19mm cores for use on such printers. For a quote for supply please call on +44 (0)7805 553907 and ask for Mark...
100% Recyclable Backing Material For Labels

100% Recyclable Backing Material For Labels

News:  100% Recyclable Backing materials, are you seeking a Label which contributes to the reduction in your companies “carbon footprint” & offers a potential cost reduction? Datamark UK manufacture plain labels for industrial & retail customers.  These labels come in a wide range of sizes & materials including Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer with 100% Recyclable Backing (PET).  Logistics, distribution and parcel carriers would benefit from the use of these materials as the print quality on these materials is superior to standard honey glassine backed materials, ensuring increased rates of barcodes scanning first time. The benefits of 100% Recyclable Backing material are: Our new 100% Recyclable Backing material provides a much more stable solid backing resulting in labels with a better print quality. The 100% Recyclable Backing Material is thinner so more labels per roll This material is also costs comparable to Labels supplied on a Honey Glassine backing. So rather than pay to have your used liner product taken away, consider using our 100% Recyclable Backing materials and get paid to have it collected. If you would like further information on this new 100% recyclable backing material then call Datamark UK on 01482 506560 / 505101 or email us on sales@datamarkuk.com for further...