Guides and eBooks

Top 5 Benefits of Egg Coding with insignia

With the implementation of legal requirements for traceability throughout the egg supply chain, it is more imperative than ever that egg producers are using high quality coding equipment. Read how insignia's egg coding solutions supports egg producers in this process.

Buying a Thermal Label Printer Guide

Thermal printing technology has become widespread across the globe for printing labels, tags, tickets, receipts, plastic cards and more. This popularity comes down to the three key benefits of thermal printing and these include the high speed and efficiency of output, low cost of operation and consumables and finally low maintenance.

Handheld Barcode Scanners Guide

Looking to purchase a new handheld barcode scanner? Scanners today provide greater functionality, convenience and durability than ever before. Whether it will be used for retail POS, warehouse inventory management or to improve order picking accuracy, there is a wide range of scanner options available. This Buying Guide can help you to choose the right device for your application.

Blank Labels Guide

Thermal printing technology has become widespread across the globe for printing labels, tags and tickets due to its ease, speed and efficient output. These labels and tags can be the vital link in getting your product to your customer, promoting your brand, identifying your assets, or labelling for compliance. This introductory guide explains thermal printing technology and explores some operational and lifespan factors that should be considered in determining the ideal material for your label or tag.

Buying a Mobile Thermal Label & Receipt Printer Guide

Many businesses move to mobile printers because they allow the printing of labels or receipts whenever and wherever they are required, boosting employee productivity, reducing the likelihood of error and improving overall efficiencies across the workplace. In warehouses they are popular for printing barcode and shipping labels, and for field-service teams they enable on-the-spot receipt printing.

Advances in Continuous Inkjet Guide

Continuous inkjet (CIJ) or small character coding is the most common method for high-speed coding of use-by dates and batch codes. Advancements in printhead design, ink formulations and preventative maintenance regimes has made continuous inkjet technology more consistent, cleaner and easier to live with than ever before.

Improving Continuous Ink Jet Reliability Guide

As the most common method for coding date and traceability information, Continuous ink jet (CIJ) or small character coding technology continues to improve making it easier than ever before. This guide looks at the top 5 things a user can do to improve the dependability of your continuous ink jet system.

Custom Product Labels Guide

A colourful, product label is much more than a sticky piece of paper... it is an intrinsic component within your final finished product adding to the brand appeal for both customer and end user. This introductory guide explains the different components that make up a custom, adhesive label, the variety of printing and finishing options available and explores some operational and lifespan factors that should be considered to ensure the best result.

Maximising the Life of your Label Printer Guide

Label printers have become an integral part of many business processes, identifying products, pallets, documents and even people. Ensuring the right label is printed in the right place, at the right time is critical. This guide outlines simple processes to maximise both uptime and the service of your label printer.

Overprint Tailored Labelling Guide

Food manufacturers are in the business of making good food and making it fast, but being quite a competitive and fickle industry, they also need to be agile and reactive to change. Food products need a prime label that is visually appealing, however when you have small production volumes, or wide product varieties you need a label solution that is flexibile while remaining affordable.

insignia's Guide to SSCC Labels

SSCC labelling continues to be one of the biggest areas of non-compliance for producers supplying into major retailers. The slightest error such as print quality can cause a major upset in the supply chain. Behind pallet issues, it’s the 2nd highest cause of delay and rejection, with 2,200 non-conformance issues caused by SSCC labels being recorded over a 30-day period. Is this something that is affecting you? The good news is you’re not alone, and many suppliers are in the same position.

Improving Warehouse Productivity with Wearable Devices

Wearable devices provide the flexibility to build a portfolio that you can mix and match to meet your budget, technology and performance needs. Read on to find out how this can help improve warehouse productivity.

Choosing the Best Coding Solution for Chemical Manufacturing

An effective coding solution tailored to your manufacturing requirements, can increase overall efficiencies within both your production environment and your supply chain. It must be robust, and offer the reliability and flexibility you need to meet the demands of a challenging manufacturing environment with ease. With this in mind, our resident coding experts have identified three key factors to consider when choosing the right coding technology for your environment.

What is the difference between Laser and Inkjet?

Although Laser and inkjet are both viable options in the space of coding and marking, they’re not always interchangeable technologies, and to compare them is like comparing chalk and cheese. In other words, they’re similar in their purpose but use completely different technologies to achieve the result. That raises the question, what is the difference, and which would best suit your application?

Creating GHS Compliant Labels: 8 Steps to Success

We understand the regulatory and supply chain pressures faced by chemical manufacturers. We've shared our 8 steps to success to ensure hazardous chemical labels are fit for purpose, visually appealing, and compliant with GHS standards.

Water vs Ethanol Ink for Thermal Inkjet: Matching the Right Ink to your Substrate

Domino's TIJ inks consistently deliver sharp and clear prints that are durable over the product's lifecycle on a wide variety of substrates including paper, cartons, blisters, foils and wrappers. We've shared some quick tips on selecting the right ink to your substrate to achieve the best code results.

When is the Right Time to Upgrade your Label Printer?

Label printers are a critical asset in supply chain & logistics, but like all assets it's important to consider whether it's more economical to repair or replace as it approaches the end of its service life. We discuss the key factors you need to consider.

Synthetic Tags 101: Understanding Tag Material Types

Tyvek, Cyclone and Valeron are the three most popular synthetic tag materials. Each offer different benefits, designed to thrive in industrial manufacturing environments. We've cut through the technical industry jargon to help you find the right tag material for your manufacturing application.

Which Thermal Transfer Ribbon is right for you?

Thermal transfer printing delivers permanent crisp print quality, ideal for long life product labelling and when labels are exposed to direct sunlight, heat or outdoor conditions. To simplify your purchasing process and find the perfect ribbon for your application our thermal printing experts have answered the top five most frequently asked questions ribbon questions.

Barcoding 101

A quick guide to achieve barcode compliance.

The 3 Deadly Sins of Inkjet Coding

Reducing costs is an ever-present challenge for Australian manufacturers, which is why it’s understandable that cheaper alternative brands of consumable items such as ink cartridges can seem appealing. However, what many of these same manufacturers fail to realise – often until it’s too late – are the long-term consequences this can present to their business, as well as the risks for their end user or consumer.

Which Coding Technology is Suitable for your Substrate

In challenging manufacturing environments, coding technology must be robust, reliable and equipped with fundamental features, designed to deliver consistent coding quality at the highest line speed.