Barcode and RFID Blog

Digital Printing Has Arrived!

Digital Printing Has Arrived!

We are now pleased to announce that digital printing has arrived!  We offer full digital printing capabilities for labels and flexible packaging along with printing for shrink sleeve applications.  Digital printing is used first and foremost when qualtity of the print has to be the number one focus and where there are shorter runs and/or many changes …

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Is The Economy Slowing?

I am hearing a great deal lately on how the economy is slowing.  People are repeating what they are hearing on the news.  I believe this will be self fulfilling prophecy.  If you think your business is soft, it probably will be.  There are two things we are doing at PaladinID to help companies in …

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Communicator II Thermal Transfer Overprinter

I just hear word of a new product that is being released from ID Technology, one of my vendor partners.  This is a new flexible packaging printer that will print on Tyvek, PD, PP and paper.  It has a ribbon saver option built-in that can reduce your ribbon costs by up to 20%.  Not only are we …

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New "Clean Start" website

I have a new product that I would like to let you know about.  It is called “Clean Start”.  In a recent study, over 90% of the people who use a thermal transfer printer, Zebra, Datamax, Sato or Intermec do not regularly clean the print head.  This causes premature print head wear and poor print …

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Bar Code Label Price Increase

I don’t know about you but I am getting sick and tired of the prices of label going up everytime I turn around.  My suppliers have given me three increases in the past 14 months.  I have been lucky to manage my stock with quantity purchases so I would not have to raise my prices …

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New Product For Thermal Transfer Printers, Ribbon Leader Guide!

After being in the industry for over 20 years, I have a new product that I am giving away.  I call it the “Ribbon Leader Guide”.  How many times have you had trouble threading your printer with ribbon, especially if you change ribbon before the ribbon is completely out or for some reason the ribbon …

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Markem LP 8400 Story

I have a customer with a Markem LP 8400 that is printing colored labels for an outdoor application.  The problem they are having is this machine is 10 years old and it is obsolete.  Markem is not supporting this equipment anymore.  Not only are they having trouble getting parts, they are having trouble getting supplies, labels and …

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Free Tickets To The Show!

I have several free tickets to the Direct To Part trade show on November 5th and 6th in Marlboro, MA.  Please click here to get your tickets.  For more information on the show, please visit their website at www.d2p.com .  Any questions you can email me at dritchie@PaladinID.com or call 603.527.0256.

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Myth Busters, Busts RFID

Mythbusters tried to do a show on RFID technology.  One of my vendors sent me this clip from YouTube that I wanted to share.  My hope is that this technology will be more viable and come down in price.  Many of my customers are asking about it, but very few have stepped up to the …

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Were In At The Design 2 Part Trade Show!

It took 8 months of trying, but we finally received the green light and we will be exhibiting at the Design 2 Part trade show in Marlboro, MA on November 5 & 6 2008.  One of the reasons this show was of interest to PaladinID is because this targets our core audience and 98% of the exhibitors …

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Testimonials

"Production labeling and identification is a critical step in our manufacturing process to ensure products are manufactured according to spec and reach customers on time. Dana Ritchie and PaladinID continues to provide Madico with scanning and labeling solutions that integrates with our back-end legacy ERP system. PaladinID delivers on simplified solutions and support that enables us to be competitive and cost effective."

~ Daron Whitehouse, Madico Inc.

"Thank you so very much for the work you do. You are my life saver. It is so nice to know that there are people out there like you that are willing to go the extra mile for their customers."

~ Megan Dawes, Amerimax Building Products

"PaladinID has been a great vendor for us here at Eastern University over the last 7 years. We have appreciated your delivery of bar code labels, ID card and ID card ribbons that have met the needs of our over 3700 students. We are fortunate to have a partnership between you and Eastern University. Keep up the great work."

~ David Urban, Eastern University

"I can't think of an easier person to work with than Dana. He seems to be familiar with every kind of printer hardware and software, and drops everything to come help us, even with equipment we bought elsewhere."

~ Amy Richardson, Alpco.com

"We are very pleased with the quality and professionalism of PaladinID, LLC. They provide prompt and courteous service and they have been an invaluable and dependable resource and partner for many years.  They are a very caring group of people and I recommend them highly!"

~ Beth S., KAF

"Dana has always been very responsive. Any time we have any issue, no matter how small, he'll come right in and help out. He's very consistent on deliveries, I really don't know what else I could ask for."

~ Donna Ferrante, LaunchWorks Manufacturing Lab

"Dana's a very dedicated vendor. If I have an issue and send an email, he's very quick to respond, every time. He's been very very supportive of anything we needed to do."

~ Keith M., Engineering Technician

"Dana's great to work with because the relationship is so important to him. When I call he's always quick to respond, he's very thorough about getting me what I need promptly, and then he always follows up to make sure it was right. Honestly I don't think there's enough good I could say about working with Dana."

~ Michelle Williams, Rogers Manufacturing Corporation

"Dana's talent is based on staying current with today's technology.  Providing a cost effective solution based on the needs of the application.  He cares deeply about his customers and works closely with them when it comes to planning and bringing in inventory just in time.  His commitment to the industry is second to none. His main goal is to make sure his customers meet and exceed their goals. He is a problem solver and a solutions provider."

~ Rosemarie Hill, Datamax-O'Neil

"Because of his experience in the industry, Dana made it easy to design and implement a label system for a machine he'd never seen or worked with before."

~ Pat Roofe, Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc.