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Prepare Your Business for Success with Thermal Barcode Labels

Are you a new business just starting out?

Are you an entrepreneur finally leaving corporate America to begin the business you truly love?

You're in business because you excel at what you do.  The management function of your business may or may not be your "gig," but we all know it must be done.  If you're a locally owned business, this work most likely falls on your shoulders.

If you’re managing a business on your own, you’re not only in charge of your staff, but also the background tasks like accounting and inventory. Thermal barcode labels make this work more efficient and done in a snap.

Barcodes are important to every business because they:

  1. Track products
  2. Track equipment
  3. Track people – employee badges, time cards, etc.

Label errors, however, can grind your business to a halt! If you use labels for inventory and shipping, you need reliable thermal barcode labels that don’t smudge or print in error.

Ready for Success? MCS Can Help!

MCS can help you by stocking your thermal barcodes so you always have them when you need them. Here’s how it works:

Products are assigned a unique number.  This number is translated into a scan-able code. Barcodes may be 1D, organized horizontally, or 2D, organized horizontally and vertically. 2D barcodes, being multidimensional, can hold a much higher quantity of data.

How do I print and scan barcodes?

Both types of labels will come on a roll.  To print your own - you will need a printer and barcode label design software.  Barcode labels may be printed on a laser, inkjet, or dot matrix printer, but a thermal printer is designed to produce a high-quality image for labeling needs.  1D barcodes may be scanned with a laser scanner, but a 2D barcode requires an imaging scanner.

What is a thermal barcode label?

There are two types of thermal barcode labels, direct thermal and thermal transfer. The difference is in the type of printer and the type of label they're printed on.

  • Direct Thermal - No ink is used to produce the image.  An image is burned into a heat sensitive layer of the paper.  This type of label will fade over time (1 year) and is not recommended for use in high temperatures or when there is exposure to sunlight.
  • Thermal Transfer - A heated ribbon is used to print onto a label.  The image produced is long-lasting and durable.

Increase your bottom line with inventory management and thermal barcode labels!

Choose to excel at both what you do and your inventory management.  When thermal barcode labels are used as a part of inventory management, a scanner quickly and accurately records materials received, components moved to production, and units sold.  Your system is up to date, permitting you to pay bills on time, have an efficient manufacturing process, and quickly and accurately respond to customers and earn revenue!  Someday you'll share your tale of success.  Will it be this one? "One day it happened…. Success arrived! I welcomed it with both feet on the ground, a clear view of the past, and prepared for the future!"  

Not sure which type of custom thermal barcode labels and scanner would be best for your business? We’ve got the answers you need. Contact us today to talk about how thermal barcode labels can elevate your business.

I have worked with MCS for close to six years now. They have been our main provider for printers, ink cartridges, laptops and desktops (plus much more!). I will purchase through them before I will any other supplier because I know the needs of our company are highly regarded by Chris and his crew. I never have to worry about my order. They've got it covered! Plus, and most importantly, I know they will beat any price out there!

Raquel Fournier, Parkwest Gallery

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