Barcode and RFID Blog

Zebra Technologies Big Printhead Mistake!

I have just learned that Zebra Technologies is going to move forward on a new line of printers that uses a special printhead with a computer chip to determine how much media has been run through their printers.  On the surface, it sounds like a great idea.  This means that instead of the  standard 6 month warranty, …


From the Floor of NepCon East …

This may be the start of something big … maybe the first ever barcode solutions podcast.  Hmmmmm.  For now, it’s just a quick interview with Toby on the tradeshow floor of NepCon East.  Click here to listen to the full interview.


Barcode Resources

Our intent for this website and blog is to be a resource for the users of barcode labeling equipement and supplies.  We have over 40 years of combined experience and would like to share our thoughts and what we have learned over the years with you.  Please refer to our site as often as you …


New Packing Slip Solution!

It is not often that a revolutionary product enters the bar code world.  I am very excited about a new product called Z Slip from Zebra.  It is a new type of packing slip solution, for high volume shipping departments, designed to save time and money.  We are an authorized distributor of this product.  For more information …


Nepcon 2007 Trade Show Results

We spent two days in beautiful downtown Boston at the Nepcon 2007 Trade Show.  The show was well attended and we talked with many businesses looking for solutions for barcode scanning and product labeling needs.  I want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth for their interest in our new name and products.


New Auto ID Barcode Name And Website

After being in the auto ID industry over 19 years and having my own business 10 of those years, I am very pleased to announce my new name and new website.  This has been a long time in the making.  We here at PaladinID are very excited about our name and the direction the company …



"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,

"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.