Wesern Shield Label Company

March 2012

Recently, a lot of our customers have started asking about QR Codes.  QR is short for ‘Quick Response’ and it is the trademarked name for a type of matrix barcode.

Today, they are commonly used as marketing tools whereby someone can scan the code directly from product packaging using their smartphone and be taken directly to content including: product website, instructions, promotional videos, etc.  It’s a powerful way for manufacturers to educate and engage consumers directly at the point of purchase.

From a label printing perspective, QR codes are pretty straightforward.  The code can be created (for free) online and then the actual image of the barcode can be embedded right into the customer’s artwork.  Many of our customers are now using QR codes and we expect usage will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.

For more general information on QR Codes, check out the handy Wikipedia article:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code

To create your own QR code, check out: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

Awards

Just a quick link today, we wanted to take a minute to offer our congratulations to all the winners of this years TLMI Eugene Singer Awards.  Check out the link below for more details.  Nice work, everyone!   http://www.labelsandlabeling.com/news/latest-news/tlmi-announces-eugene-singer-award-winners-12

Food Labels

Designing an eye-catching, yet informative food label is no easy task.  Obviously, the required FDA information is the first thing companies consider when designing a food label.  In reality though, that’s just the beginning.  If your label is only communicating the necessary regulatory and ingredient-related information, you are probably losing out on opportunities to increase…

Top 10 Questions

Here’s a great feature from the Labels and Labeling website.  David Ohnmeiss from Mactac took the time to write out the top 10 questions most commonly asked by converters.  Definitely worth a few minutes of your time…it’s pretty clear to see that adhesive questions are still at the top of the list!   http://www.labelsandlabeling.com/news/features/the-top-10-0

Check us out on Facebook

That’s right, label printers can have Facebook pages too!  We’ve even got over 1100 fans!  Granted, I’m not quite sure where all our fans came from….but we’ve got them nonetheless! In all seriousness though, we do have a Facebook page and we update it 2-3 times per week with company news, industry articles, and fun…

QR Codes

Recently, a lot of our customers have started asking about QR Codes.  QR is short for ‘Quick Response’ and it is the trademarked name for a type of matrix barcode. Today, they are commonly used as marketing tools whereby someone can scan the code directly from product packaging using their smartphone and be taken directly…

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