Archive for November, 2018

How Advertising Can Make Your Brand Matter

Written by Economic Development Jobs on November 11, 2018. Posted in Grocery store signage, Printed sign, Retail price label software

Although the majority of the decisions made by consumers may seem as though they were done so actively, the majority of them actually take place within the subconscious. An impressive 82% of all purchase decisions are made while the customers are still in the store. Knowing this, it would be very hard for anyone to even try and come up with an argument against the importance of the in-store advertisements and their overwhelming amount of benefits.

Price tags for retail stores are actually just about the last thing that ends up catching a shopper’s eyes when they are roaming listless up and down the aisles. They most frequently are know to be drawn to more color and creative aspects, such as larger signs advertising sales and more useful colors that show contrast to their background and there surroundings. Think about it, in the monotone vibe of everything they see within your store, the only way to make a sale really shine through the sameness it through the use of colorf

4 Must-Know Facts About Barcode Verification

Written by Economic Development Jobs on November 5, 2018. Posted in Uncategorized

Barcodes are a vital component of warehouse operations. Barcode labels help manage inventory, initiate new orders, confirm employee identification, and automate countless other tasks. However, the many benefits of using barcodes can be undermined by a poorly performing printing and labeling operation if it results in difficulty scanning them. This is why barcode verifier and validator technology have become so critical: by verifying and validating barcodes, businesses can ensure they maintain print quality and data integrity.

  1. Barcode Verification: What is it and why do I need it?
    Verification is the process of confirming print quality of a barcode using ISO and ANSI standards, and confirming the data content format meets application standards. The ANSI standard uses familiar letter grading, whereas the ISO/IEC standard provides numeric grades. Using a standards-based barcode verifier is a must. Even if regular scanners can read the code, other scanners further down the supply chain may not be able to. Verification ensures readability along the entire chain.
  2. Barcode Validation: Matching the Right Data to the Right Product
    Validation confirms that the correct barcode information applies to the correct product. This may also include checking the barcode size, position on the product, and potential elements that could interfere with scanning. Rather than needing a purpose-built barcode verifier, validating requires a fixed-mount scanner reads the codes on a production line, and a software solution then alerts the operator if there is a missing or incorrect label.  While the results are more subjective in nature, it is critical to validate barcodes in order to prevent a number of costly operational failures.
  3. Barcode Verification Vs. Barcode Validation:
    While similar in nature, these processes yield quite different results, however both are equally important.

    Verification:

    • Ensures print quality and scanability of the barcode
    • Standards-based
    • Requires a purpose-built barcode verifier

    Validation:

    • Evaluates the accuracy of the barcode data in relation to the product
    • Subjective, based on company requirements
    • Can be conducted using any scanning equipment
  4. Machine Vision Technology
    Machine vision provides optical, non-contact sensing to extract information from digital images for process control or inspection. These systems use vision or 3D displacement sensors to evaluate products, confirming the proper size, measurement, shape, or configuration of products. In barcode verification or validation, these systems allow companies to automate the process of ensuring they print readable barcodes that:

    • Can be read with a scanner
    • Are in the proper orientation
    • Do not contain any defects
    • Are the correct size
  5. Mission-Critical Quality Control
    As barcodes are increasingly important to automating data collection and asset tracking, ensuring they can be consistently read and contain the correct data is crucial. There are a variety of barcode verifier and validator solutions and models available at a wide range of price points. Integration partners like Imprint Enterprises can provide expert guidance in finding the right solution for your business, as well as integrating verification and validation into your existing operations.

4 Uses for an Exhaust Flex Joint

Written by Economic Development Jobs on November 4, 2018. Posted in How metal bellows are made, Steps for metal bellows manufacturing, Triad corrugated metal

When completing the installation of a heating and air conditioning system, dryer or ventilation system, there is one key step needed to complete the process. This step is known as the installation of the
exhaust flex joint.

The exhaust flex joint is a key component of a ventilation system in the exhaust industry. Attached to duct work, it secures to the machine, and then the duct work travels to an exterior vent source. In essence, the exhaust flex joint connects the two parts of the system. It is a conduit, and without it the system could not function.

Another way to refer to the exhaust flex joint, although the two are not exactly the same, is metal bellows. Metal bellows, and metal expansion joints are designed to withstand great stress. They also help with engine vibration and serve to reduce noise.

In order to function effectively, the metal flex joints and bellows must be constructed to withstand extremely high temperatures. Specifications from the ASME require t

Why Product Packaging Matters to Your Business

Written by Economic Development Jobs on November 2, 2018. Posted in Organic food packaging, Printed coffee bags, Protein powder packaging

The value of the packaging of a product cannot be overstated. As it’s the first thing that the customer will see of the product, it needs to be appealing, eye catching, and informative.

A food packaging label should not be disregarded as some people choose what to buy based on the packaging, either by the appearance or the information on the label. According to 85 percent of shoppers, they read the product package while they are shopping to be informed about their purchase decisions.

As for online consumers, roughly 52 percent report they would make another purchase from a business that uses premium packaging. These facts show that people are wanting their packaging labels to be informative as well as of good quality.

The importance of design is necessary for a truly successful and well thought out food packaging label.There are more than 20,000 products in the average American supermarket. Each one of those products has their own informative and interesting label for