Barcode and RFID Blog

Meeting With Datamax In Robinson, Ill

I was pleased to have the privilege of meeting the people at Datamax in their Robinson, Ill label plant.  To say they are out in the middle of nowhere is an understatement, but they made us feel right at home.  I was impressed by there facility and their capabilities.  We were treated to a wonderful …

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Zebra Training at Vernon Hills IL

I spent two days last week being trained on the Zebra Xi and 105SL thermal transfer printer product lines.  The purpose of the training was to become more familiar with these products and to be able to provide service support on them to our customers.  The class was ably run by Mr. Bruce Henderson, Senior …

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RJS/ Printronix high speed on-line verification on the manufacturing floor

One of our manufacturing customers approached us with a business problem to solve. (That’s what we do!) The product that our customer makes is targeted to retail markets and requires highly readable UPC bar codes or they get the product returned from their clients.  Or worse, they are assessed an escalating fee for each instance of non-scanning.  Because …

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Meeting With Datamax Factory Rep Bruce McDowell

I want to thank Bruce McDowell for meeting us for lunch and training session this week.  Datamax has come out with some very unique features in their printers.  I was very impressed with what Datamax is doing.  Their printers are robust and very durable.  One thing that impressed me most, being a Zebra certified tech, …

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ECL Relationship Started

During the past 3 years, I have been asked if we provided a solution for ECL (Expanded Content Labels).  At first I was not sure what people were talking about, but the more I was asked, the more I needed to find out what this was all about.  ECL is used where a one dimensional …

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Pressure Sensitive Green Labels Is The Word

Recently I have had several customers ask about “Green Labels”.  At first I was not sure of what they were talking about.  After some research and talking with my suppliers, there is in fact a small buzz out in the market place for labels to become more green.  This is what I have found, we are …

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The MassPlastics 2008 Trade Show Booth 821 March 26th and 27th

We are excited to be exhibiting at The 2008 MassPlastics trade show in beautiful Fitchburg, MA on March 26th and 27th.  Our booth number is 821.  We have several new products to show and demonstrate.  If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.  We will be showing a new Zebra printer, …

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Lunch with DNP in Laconia, NH

We were pleased to meet with DNP, the worlds largest manufacturer of thermal transfer ribbons.  Tim Duffy, their Northeast Regional Sales Manager met us for lunch at O’s Steak House.  Home of the best food in Laconia.  We talked about the industry and things that were new to thermal transfer barcode label printing.  One the industry first’s …

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Thoughts on the drive from SC to Boston

My youngest son transferred from UMASS Amherst to the University of South Carolina last week – a smart move on his part at this time of year.  While helping him move in, I took the opportunity to visit with our friends at Scansource.  Their headquarters is in Greenville SC which about 100 miles from the campus …

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Zebra 105S Printhead

Zebra has discontinued the 105S line of printers, which is not new.  What is new is that they are not supplying the printheads to these printers anymore.  We are now supplying a full line of printheads, including ones for the Zebra 105S.  If your printer needs a new printhead, don’t discard the printer, replace the …

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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.