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If you use direct thermal labels this story will interest you. Major Dye Supplier Temporarily Shut Down The major supplier of leuco dyes (30-40% globally) has temporarily shut down for violating pollution standards in China. Leuco dye is the substance added to direct thermal paper that allows it...

[quote]All good things must come to an end.  - Unknown[/quote] The origins of this statement might be a mystery, but the message holds true; even with industrial printers. Production of the Xi4 and 105SL printers will end soon, but not without a new generation of...

Taking care of a printer is a lot like taking care of a car. To keep a car in good condition you have to change the oil, tune up the engine, clean the interior, rotate the tires, etc. Maintaining a printer requires the same kind...

Finding the best desktop printer can be a difficult task. There are so many brands, accessories, options, prices, etc. You want the best printer for your needs, not just the best printer on the market. That's why it's important to understand what makes each printer...

Using the proper labels is critical to ensuring the operational success of your business. A damaged or unreadable label can cost you time and money. That's why AB&R® is dedicated to not only getting you the best-fitting labels but also getting you the most competitive pricing on your...

  Whether you're a consumer or a business; staying caught up with technology is a big challenge. As a business, the transition to newer technology can be both expensive and risky. Hardware, software, integration, licensing, training...

Mobile Printers Throughout many industries, mobile printers allow an endless array of documentation, ticketing, and labeling tasks—from traditional barcodes to radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Mobile printers include many of the same features found on stationary machines. The progress made in mobile printing gives end users the flexibility to print materials...

Take advantage of the little green robot making it easier to do business in your organization. There has been a recent uptick in Android™ enabled rugged mobile computers being used in the warehouse.  For a long time these devices ran almost exclusively on Windows based...

[caption id="attachment_7536" align="alignright" width="126"] This graphic shows the basic differences between passive RFID tags and active RFID tags.[/caption] RFID technology is becoming more and more prevalent to manufacturers. RFID asset tracking is just one way companies are able to utilize RFID technology to help mitigate losses and...

Labels Built to Withstand Anything [caption id="attachment_7422" align="alignright" width="300"] Harsh Environments like this can damage labels and make them unreadable.[/caption] Extreme environments call for extreme measures. The correct material, ribbon, and adhesive for your harsh environment labels is imperative for strong business operations. Your labels need to survive...