Cracking the Code
October 1, 2012

The first time I noticed a QR code, I was in a restaurant. The place had a self-serve soda fountain, and the code was on the side of one of the paper beverage cups.

Demand for Smart Labels and Tags for Food Safety Products Expected to Grow by 2016
June 12, 2012

Demand for food safety products in the U.S. is forecast to increase 7.3 percent annually to $4.5 billion in 2016, a result of increased public awareness following recent highly publicised multistate outbreaks of foodborne illnesses and the need to comply with provisions of the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act.

Smart labels and tags, and software and tracking systems are expected to experience the fastest gains, reflecting a heightened emphasis on traceability in the food supply chain. Smart label and tag demand will be boosted by traceability advantages along with expanded usage in food packaging to reduce losses in perishable foods.

A Web of
September 1, 2011

If you ask five people to explain what the term "web-to-print" means to them, you will most likely end up with five different answers. Quite simply, different needs require different implementations.

A Helping Hand
July 1, 2011

No one wants to become another failure in this economy. But, sometimes, it's difficult to outwit the competition and keep pace with ever-changing customer demands.

Ready, Set, Go!
July 1, 2011

It's time to set the record straight about tax forms. They're not a hard sell, which is good news for distributors.

Parascript Announces Release of Check Recognition and Verification Software
September 1, 2010

Longmont, Colorado-based Parascript, LLC, the image analysis and pattern recognition technology provider, announced the release of CheckPlus International for Malaysia. CheckPlus International for Malaysia reads the courtesy amount, legal amount and MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) line on checks, enabling banks to minimize the cost and labor associated with check processing.

A Real Gem
July 1, 2010

Those in the marketing and direct mail arena may say these are better than the kind you find nestled between the shells of an oyster.