Are You Paying These Hidden Labeling Costs?

Barcode labels seem simple, but they’re business critical. The right label conveys a quality brand, scans easily, stays adhered, and helps make sure the right products get to the right customers. But many companies buy the wrong labels and pay the hidden costs later:

  • Reprinting and reapplying labels because they fall off or won’t scan
  • Workflow interruptions caused by barcode labeling and printing issues
  • Replacing expensive printheads too often

Do these headaches sound familiar to you? If so, there’s a better alternative: Zebra and TSBS!

Get Better Results with Quality Zebra Supplies

Genuine Zebra supplies are pre-tested and manufactured with the right composition to deliver the best possible adhesion, scannability, durability, and printhead lifespan.

  • Minimize print downtime and unexpected printhead failure
  • Ensure high-quality, durable, and scannable printing
  • Improve your operational productivity and efficiency
  • Lower your total cost of printer ownership
  • Ensure brand consistency and customer satisfaction

Unsurpassed Selection and Quality

Zebra has a complete selection of labels and supplies, including more than 500 stock products and over 1,000 combinations for virtually any format, printing requirement, or the environment. When you choose Zebra, you get high-quality, reliable labels, ribbons, and supplies for the most demanding requirements—including indoor/outdoor use, sunlight and moisture exposure, chemical and abrasion resistance, and much more.

Order Once for the Whole Year

With our Tri-State “Stock and Ship” program, you can buy your Zebra supplies with a single, annual order. Order once and we’ll send your supplies on a fixed schedule. If your demand is suddenly higher, contact us and we’ll promptly ship your next supplies sooner.

100% Guaranteed Printhead Protection

If you use Zebra printers and agree to use genuine Zebra supplies exclusively, you get guaranteed protection against unexpected printhead replacement costs. If you have a printhead that fails prematurely, it will be replaced at no charge!

Learn More and Request a Quote

Getting started with Zebra supplies is easy. Contact our supplies experts at Tri-State Business Systems for a free consultation and quote.

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Clean Start ™ – A Cleaning Crew for Your Printhead

A clean printhead prevents costly problems…

Did you know that your thermal transfer printer OEM recommends regular preventative maintenance as a way to protect against premature printhead failure and poor print quality?  Unfortunately, less than 20% of printer owners actually follow this advice – even though the printhead is their most expensive consumable and causes the most print-related problems.  Contact Tri-State Business Systems at 908-359-8001 or explore the TSBS ribbons at

Printhead Cleaning

Avoid downtime and save money too…

When you use Clean Start, you can also avoid unnecessary downtime and disruptions caused by premature printhead failures.  The result is less money spent on replacing costly printheads.

Clean vs Dirty Printhead

Must-See Technology: Zebra’s New Barcode Scanning Innovations

Few companies can afford to overlook opportunities to improve operational efficiency and profitability, so it’s always important to evaluate your barcode scanning technologies and be aware of new developments in scanning performance.

In this article, we take a look at several recent innovations from Zebra Technologies that offer major improvements in scanning efficiency and durability.

3600 Series Ultra-Rugged Scanners

If you’re using barcode scanners in a tough environment and want to get better scanning performance and avoid expensive replacement and repair costs, Zebra’s 3600 Series Ultra-Rugged Scanners should definitely be on your radar.

Zebra’s newest scanners are virtually indestructible and can withstand everything from 8-foot concrete drops to thousands of tumbles and even a full-force hose-down.

Here’s a quick rundown of their amazing durability:

  • 23% more durable than any competing barcode scanner
  • Withstands extreme operating temperatures ranging from -4° F to 122° F
  • Can be stored at temperatures as cold as -40° F or as hot as 158° F.
  • Dustproof, spray proof, and waterproof with IP65 and IP67-rated sealing
  • Withstands drops to concrete from up to 8 feet
  • Easily survived Zebra’s grueling test of 5,000 consecutive tumbles
  • Scratch-resistant and recessed scanning exit window for extreme durability

With Zebra’s advanced scanning engine, these devices also scan 1D and 2D barcodes the first time, every time—even if a barcode is dirty, smudged, damaged, or poorly printed.

With a multi-code feature, you can also scan up to 20 barcodes with a single press of a trigger, and you can choose a long-range model that scans barcodes from up to 70 feet.

Zebra’s PowerPrecision+ smart battery technology provides power for up to 70,000 scans, including a gauge for visibility into your battery power. It’s also the first device in its class that monitors the battery’s age and ability to hold a charge.

TC8000 Touch Mobile Computer

If you’re looking for a major boost in scanning productivity, Zebra’s TC8000 touch mobile computer is a revolutionary new solution that increases worker productivity by 14% per worker per shift.

Instead of having to tilt a device to see scanning results, Zebra has placed a 4” hi-res screen atop the device’s handle, with a proximity sensor on the rear of the screen. Your workers can simply pull the trigger and simultaneously see the scanning results on the screen.

The device decreases repetitive motion by 55% and is also 33% lighter to carry than other mobile computers. The TC8000’s Android touch screen interface also enables 40% faster data entry with 60% fewer errors, and it provides up to three shifts of power on a single charge.

TC25 Smartphone Scanner

If you’re using consumer-grade smartphones for barcode scanning and struggling with having to line up and scan barcodes properly, Zebra’s TC25 smartphone device is an ideal solution.

The TC25 is a rugged smartphone that includes a built-in barcode scanner for vastly better and more accurate scanning performance. There’s no aiming or waiting required. Your workers can simply point, shoot, and capture barcodes as reliably as they would with a dedicated barcode scanning device. Plus you still get the full functionality and connectivity of a smartphone device.

Companion Scanners

Another alternative to inefficient barcode scanning with consumer tablets, laptops, and smartphones is Zebra’s companion scanners. These small, pocket-sized wireless devices pair with your other devices to provide fast, ultra-reliable 1D and 2D barcode scanning. With point-and-shoot simplicity, they instantly capture barcodes in virtually any condition.

Want to Get a Closer Look?

Contact Tri-State Business Systems to learn more about Zebra’s latest scanning technologies. Call us at 908-359-8001 or email us now.