Tech Tips

Using the Countdown Feature on Zebra Printer

Do you find yourself printing a large batch of labels to then wander off and accomplish another task? Sometimes it's nice to know where you are in your printing progress when you're printing thousands of labels and don't have time to wait around or count them. Check out how you can adjust printer display settings to allow for a countdown progress display.

Using BarTender to Send Emails

There's a reason we chose Seagull Scientific's BarTender as our preferred labeling software. It offers so many different tools for various types of customers and environments. We found a best use case for this particular feature that will save you an extra step. See how to set up and start sending e-mails through BarTender software.

Always Get a Display on your Label Printer

Sometimes a few extra dollars will save you time and money in the long run. That can be said for most purchases. You get what you pay for. That rule applies to printers as well. See why it might be more efficient and hassle free to have a display on your label printer.

How to Encode Your RFID Tags

You're ready to apply your newly purchased RFID tags to your inventory, but you don't know what kind of data needs to be uploaded into the minimal amount of space within a tag. Sound familiar? In this article we cover what really matters when it comes to the data inside an RFID Tag.

Using Zebra’s Mobility DNA Tools

There are 30 applications from Zebra on their version of Android, all meant to make your rugged mobile computers more secure and able to better get the job done. See which ones we think you need to be using and which ones you haven't even thought to use.

Rotating the Display on Your Printer

Sometimes manufacturers design products with certain features because they have discovered better functionality based on customer feedback. If you're utilizing print and apply with your printer, you might want to read about this saving grace.

Labels are Always Width by Length

Say it with us, "Labels are always measured width first and then length". It can be confusing purchasing something that is completely unfamiliar to you. Especially if you are just starting out in a company that needs to purchase labels for in house printing. We get it. But we can't tell you how many times we've received an order in the past and they get the dimensions incorrect. Read this short little article to help remind you on the do's and don'ts of purchasing media for your printers and label designer software.

Time to Use Tablets on Forklifts

We here at EMP are finally ready to recommend that all customers move to using tablets on forklifts. After a decade of hoping for this type of technology, Zebra Technologies has finally come out with a tablet that is powerful and rugged enough to be interchangeable for industrial as well as everyday use. Battery operated, bigger screen, and multipurpose driven. Move out of the way VC8300...there's a new kid in town.

Active Sync is Mostly Gone Now

In every trade, every business, somewhere along the way we have to say goodbye to those pioneer tools that we used in the beginning. Back when inventory management technology was first starting to appear, you'd see this application in any number of warehouses. Unfortunately they discontinued this app in 2013. If you're still using Microsoft Active Sync, you should read this.

Use a Rapid Development Software Package

MCL: A rapid development application tool that we have been using for many years. It is very cost effective. It's also very stable and easy to use. And finally, you can develop complex applications yourself for mobile computers in a fraction of the time that it would take to write the application from scratch. Learn how!

Selecting the Right Label Printer

If you already have a label printer network within your workspace, this is for you. If you have NO label printer network in your facility and intend on purchasing in the near future, this is also for you. No matter where you are in your journey this is a useful bit of knowledge.

RFID Site Survey

Have you heard of an "RFID Site Survey"? It's quite similar to a wireless one, and for many reasons is necessary for a company like EMP to conduct in order to best serve you. 95% of the time there is an RFID solution, but you better make sure by doing an RFID site survey before someone starts selling you anything.