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Making the Most of Barcodes Using AI Algorithms

Barcode scanning is of utmost importance to research and medical laboratories alike. Specimens that fail to scan can cost valuable time and potentially waste...

How to Optimize label Quality When Using Laser Printers

High print quality is essential for laboratory identification systems; it ensures that all barcode labels are accurately and consistently read, preventing errors and ensuring...

How to Match The Right Thermal-Transfer Printer Ribbon With Your Labels

Thermal-transfer printing is an essential tool for all laboratories and healthcare facilities that require accurate and consistent sample and inventory identification. When deciding to...

5 Common Thermal-Transfer Printer Problems & How to Solve Them

Over time, minor issues may arise with any printer you use in the lab, though some thermal-transfer printer problems are more common than others....

Different Label Printing Methods Explained

As printing technology has advanced, so too has the range of label printing methods available, with new printing techniques developed for specific applications. As...

3 Practical Tips for Sample Tracking in the Laboratory

Sample tracking in the laboratory can be optimized by implementing cloud-based laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and inventory management systems alongside barcode and/or RFID...

What is the Difference Between Flexographic & Digital Printing?

When it comes to printing large volumes of labels or packaging, a printing press is often the best solution. In the past, options were...

7 Tips for Making the Most of Limited Lab Space

Most labs have to deal with the issue of limited lab space and ensure that the quality of the research being conducted isn’t impacted...

Putting the “Lab” in Labeling

The opportunity to build a lab has been exciting, stressful, educational, and enlightening. In this post, I aim to provide tips and tricks for...

Breakthrough: GA International Announces the Launch of the DiTi 203iD Printer

Summary: GA International has developed its own direct thermal printer. The DiTi 203iD printer is a reliable, lightweight thermal printer available at an affordable...

How to Print Labels Without Ink

Most label printing methods require an ink source; laser printers require toner, inkjet printers require ink cartridges, and thermal-transfer printers rely on ink ribbons....

How to Keep Your Thermal-Transfer Printer Running Optimally

Keeping your thermal-transfer printer in proper working order doesn’t take much work, but it does require a bit of know-how to understand the mechanisms...

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4 Tips for Managing & Maintaining Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers

Freezer maintenance is one of the most critical aspects of laboratory management, with so much riding on the various samples stored for long periods...

What to Look for in a Custom Label

It is possible that, when initiating a new laboratory application or SOP, current methods of sample identification do not meet the new requirements of...

Tips for Improving Label Adhesion Performance

Sample identification systems are an integral part of all laboratory workflows. Optimized systems typically rely on either barcode and/or RFID labels; however, without the...

4 Tips for Creating Label Templates

Once an appropriate type of label is chosen, it’s important to perform the proper setup procedures. To do this, label templates, customized to the...