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Label Direct Database Update: Fixed

In October Microsoft released a security update with a twist. The update caused a breakdown in the way data is passed between different software on Microsoft based computer systems. This meant that all our customers with the latest update lost the use of LabelDirect in database mode. This was documented in this post. Understandably, many […]

Alcoholic Drink Labelling Explained: Regulations on Labelling Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic Drink Labelling is governed by a set of guidelines established by the UK government and the EU. EU regulations for your labels can be found in the EU Food Information to Consumers (aka EU FIC) or Food Information Regulations (FIR). These regulations cover all aspects of food labelling and some of those regulations overlap […]

Nick’s £1,246 Raffle Success for the British Heart Foundation

As you can see from the picture, running is tough! Thankfully, fundraising for the British Heart Foundation can be done in other ways too and has been by our staff member, Nick Shepherd. The most recent fundraising effort has been a charity raffle at the Old Aylestone Social Club in Leicester, organised by Nick and […]

Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal Printing – How to choose.

The fundamental printing technology for either type of thermal printing is the same. Both use heat in the print head to create an image on the material being printed. Thermal transfer printing uses ribbons that transfer pigment onto the material being printed. This is the equivalent of ink. Direct Thermal printing has a pigment system […]

Thermal Transfer Printer Labels – How do they work?

Thermal transfer printer labels work in much the same way as direct thermal printing labels. Thermal transfer printer labels use the same technology in the print head but thermal transfer printers requires a ribbon to provide the colour to the material being printed. Direct thermal technology incorporates the pigment in the paper itself. If your […]

Direct Thermal Printer Labels – How do they work?

Direct Thermal Printer Labels use a well-established technology common in till receipt printers, older fax machines and point of sale terminals. The printeing system works by activating a pigment present in the paper rolls used in the printer. Direct Thermal printer labels work by having the pigment ‘cure’ and change colour when heat is applied. […]

Microsoft Update Wrecks Label Direct Database Links

Microsoft Update wrecks Label Direct database links: Microsoft rolled out a Windows Update across Windows 7, 8 and 10 and it appears to have broken the link between Label Direct label templates and the databases. The update started being applied on 11th October 2017. We imagine the company will rectify this update with a further […]

Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer Printing

How do you choose between direct thermal or thermal transfer printing? Thermal printing is a digital printing process, which produces printed images by selectively heating coated heat-sensitive paper – usually curing the paper to turn it black where heated (although other colours can be achieved). Thermal transfer printing uses a coated ribbon to produce durable, […]

Thanks Sakshi – Work Experience Success

Positive ID Labelling provide work experience to staff families and a limited number of local schools. Work experience forms an important part of student development and helps senior pupils get a grasp of what lies ahead in their working lives. We have been happy to have several youths come through our doors and be exposed […]

Sandwich Labelling Regulations

Sandwich Labelling Regulations is a pretty tedious topic so if you want to cut straight to the chase, feel free to call us on 01332 864895 during office hours for advice and help setting up a sandwich labelling system. Alternatively, fill in the form at the bottom of this article and we will call you […]

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