Can your printer keep up
with the speed of business?
Alba-Waldensian Inc., headquartered in Valdese, North Carolina, uses the most modern, state-of-the-art computerized knitting technology to produce a wide variety of stretch undergarments. The highly innovative spirit that has been the company’s trademark for close to a century continues to be its “secret weapon” today.
“Retail requirements are a key aspect of doing business and when Sears recommended a solution that we knew would work for us, we contacted Printronix Auto ID to solve our barcode scanning problems. Now that the solution is in place, we can rest assured that we will not receive any more non-compliance fines.” – William T. Neill Director, Information Systems, Alba-Waldensian
Alba-Waldensian’s immediate need was to eliminate non-compliance fines imposed by its retail customers due to poor barcode quality on shipments to the retailers.
As Alba-Waldensian’s tried to integrate a new barcode solution into their operations, their internal EDI Compliance Group realized that the existing Zebra 170xi printers generated labels too slowly and required hardware upgrades to handle new complex label requirements presented by the company’s retail customers. Additionally, the label quality that was received at the customer site was often unreadable, either due to poor print quality or smudging that occurred during shipping.
The EDI Compliance Group determined that the most economical solution for this problem was to install higher performance hardware.
The deployed solution was based on a Printronix web-enabled, industrial grade printers using direct thermal and thermal transfer printing.
Printronix’s online data validation (ODV) was also deployed as part of the solution to help meet even the strictest linear Code 128-compliance specifications. The ODV was able to scan each barcode as it was printed, strike-over bad barcodes and reprint new labels completely eliminating any faulty barcodes from getting into their supply chain.
Using the Printronix T5308 with ODV, Alba-Waldensian was able to ensure barcode readability and scanability; automatically strike out any defective barcodes; print new, accurate replacements; and allow for unattended printing with the back-up and void features inherent in ODV.
Did you know that Printronix has been a pioneer in the RFID printer encoding market for years and was one of the first companies to come out with a product for this market in 2003? Since then, as the RFID industry has matured, applications have been developed so that...
RFID on-metal tags are one of the AIDC industry’s best-kept secrets, but with new advancements in RFID printing technology, they’re now proving to be a viable revenue opportunity for value-added resellers. Learn more about RFID on-metal tags, why we need them, and how...
RFID and NFC. We’ve all heard of these technologies. But what are they, at their essence? How do they work? And are there any common misconceptions out there that can be clarified? Learn more in today’s blog post. RFID and NFC: A Quick Explanation RFID encompasses all...