Microscan Blog: Off-Line vs. In-Line Label Inspection and Verification

Check out this new blog post on Microscan’s web site. It chats about inspection and verification for barcodes/labels, including the pros and cons of off-line and in-line inspections.

Struggling to decide how to set up your label verification system accurately, or just interested in learning about drawbacks of various set-ups?

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Benefits of 2D Barcode Printing Systems in Sawmills & Forestry

At Jet Marking Systems, our team works every day to diagnose and resolve costly packaging and labeling issues. By integrating the technology of a Leibinger CIJ printer and Microscan AutoVision camera, we have assembled a system to eliminate commonly found human error typically introduced in the packaging process of a lumber planer mill.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Service Manager, Mark O’Brien was instrumental in providing such a system currently in operation at a large Canadian lumber producer. In this article, Mark provides a basic overview of the project and its benefits to the bottom line when automating the packaging process.

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Business Profile: ANSER


ANSER Coding Inc. is a global manufacturer and distributor of state-of-the-art data coding and product identification technologies that can be utilized across all verticals of the retail industry. Known for consistently innovating its printing technology, ANSER assists conglomerates like IKEA and Costco Wholesale in optimizing their data-coding systems.


Established in the year 1982, ANSER began as a manufacturer of printing solutions based in Taipei, Taiwan. With a technological collaboration with Hewlett Packard in 2001, it has continued the development of its flagship Thermal Inkjet Technology. Cost-effective and elegant, its advanced products like  ANSER U2 Pro, ANSER U2 Diesel and ANSER U2 Smart deliver simple-to-use, low-maintenance solutions for businesses around the globe.

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Importance of Traceability for the Legal Cannabis Industry

Cannabis, commonly known as Marijuana, is a drug used for medical and recreational purposes. Medically, marijuana is used for the treatment of epileptic seizures, PTSD, anxiety and chronic pain. And though the legalization of cannabis for medical as well as recreational purposes is a reform that might come into effect by July 2018, the growth, management and control of this drug remain an issue of concern for the manufacturers as well as the government.

According to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Marijuana continues to be classified as a Schedule II drug. Hence, the possession, usage and sale of cannabis in Canada through sources other than the ones certified by the government are considered illegal. Adapting safe and precise traceability practices can go a long way in managing the sale of this drug and ensuring the safety of its users.

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Squid Ink: Summer Savings, get up to $1000 CASH BACK

Upgrade to the latest technology from Squid Ink and reap the rewards – not just the advantages of Squid Ink’s newest innovation, but big savings and the eco-friendliness of safely recycling an old printer.

Upgrade to the CoPilot 500:

Just trade in your old PZ Pilot Pro printer and purchase a brand new CoPilot 500 printing system. You’ll receive up to a $1,000 cash rebate on every eligible purchase.


Squid Ink PZ Pilot Pro printing systems with Pilot Pro printheads (oil-based or solvent-based) are eligible for the Trade-In Program. All trade-in components (Pilot Pro controller and printheads) must power up and run properly. Multiple printer rebates may not be combined towards a single new printer purchase, but can be applied one for one towards new printer purchases.

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Business Profile: Zebra

A leading manufacturer of data computation technologies, Zebra has been a well-known name for providing excellent traceability services since 1969. The company designs and manufactures state-of-the-art mobile computation systems and printing technologies all across the globe through registered resellers, distributors and end users.


Incorporated in 1969, Zebra started as a producer of fast paced electromechanical products. It shifted its manufacturing focus from mechanical products to custom designed labelling and ticketing systems in 1986 and registered itself as a publicly traded company in 1991. Since then Zebra has expanded its scope across all verticals associated with tracking and computing systems, expanding into RFID manufacturing in 2004 and advanced data capture communication systems in 2014.

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Boosting Security in the Pharmaceutical Industry with Traceability

Enhanced serialization and improved supply chain management are rapidly gaining importance across all retail sectors. However, for the pharmaceutical industry, ensuring good traceability holds an even greater significance. This is because the need for improved drugs and better healthcare services is now more dominant than ever. While this benefits the licensed manufacturers, it also opens a market for illegal production and sale of drugs.

To read more about Boosting Security in the Pharmaceutical Industry with Traceability, Click here.

Maintaining Your Automatic Label Applicator

An automatic label applicator greatly speeds up the process of applying labels to products, and it can play a vital role in your operations. Many automatic label applicators do not require the frequent attention of employees, so it frees up resources for your business and increases overall efficiency for your business operations. Hence, having an automatic label applicator break down during business operations can result in a serious problem. To prevent downtime from happening, regular maintenance of your automatic label applicator is a must.

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