Why Zebra Labels and Printing Supplies Are the Right Choice

Printing, applying and scanning barcode labels is a basic process that businesses need to depend on without thinking.

Barcode labels are business critical and allow us to track inventory and shipments, automate data capture, and keep information and workflows moving reliably through our operations. But all it takes is a single failed scan, one poorly printed barcode, or one adhesive failure to bring things to a halt.

That’s why it pays to understand and use the right barcode labels and high-quality supplies, to avoid and eliminate print quality, scanning and adhesion problems, which can get in the way of our barcode-driven productivity and efficiency.

It also pays to invest in high-quality and pre-tested Zebra thermal printing labels and supplies, and here’s why:

High-Quality, Pre-Tested, and Reliable Labels

Zebra’s pre-tested, consistent label materials ensure print quality and reduce the need to re-print labels due to poor readability and scannability. It also ensures the clarity and accuracy of pricing and other business-critical information on your labels and tags.

High-quality labels and printing supplies also ensure that only the best materials come into contact with your printheads. This means you can get your desired print quality without having to constantly adjust print darkness and without causing excessive wear and use of your printheads. Over the long haul, that can easily add up to thousands of dollars in savings on printhead replacements.

Using Zebra printing supplies means you’re getting great quality labels, ribbons and materials that are designed to eliminate common labeling and scanning issues and maximize the life, availability and productivity of your printers and printheads.

Outstanding Materials, Production Quality and Pre-Testing

Zebra pre-tests all of its labels and printing supplies and has quality processes in place to ensure the highest print quality. These include:

  • No substitution of materials
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified quality processes
  • A computerized vision inspection system
  • Color-matching software and equipment

Zebra’s supplies Research & Development team also pre-tests all Zebra labels and supplies on Zebra printers, putting them through stringent tests and analysis. Testing includes:

  • Pre-testing on Zebra Printers
  • Assessment of printhead wear
  • Verification of adhesive strength specifications
  • Pre-tests for different environmental factors such as:
    • Indoor/outdoor
    • Low/high temperatures
    • Abrasion
    • Chemical exposure

Unsurpassed Selection

When you purchase genuine Zebra supplies, you have access to a large selection of quality, pre-tested supplies manufactured by the thermal industry experts. Zebra offers more than 1,000 combinations of labels, tags, receipts, wristbands, and ribbons, including over 500 stock products.

When you need to grow your business through better operational efficiency, branding, customer service, and compliance, Zebra has the selection you need. It’s why Zebra supplies are the leading choice from small businesses to the Fortune 500.

Supplies Availability and Reliability

Zebra is one of the largest thermal converters in North America and has extensive manufacturing capabilities and automation. With multiple supplies facilities across the U.S., Zebra can ensure reliable and quick delivery and has full contingency/disaster plans to ensure uninterrupted shipments.

100% Guaranteed Printhead Protection

We’ve saved the best for last, but if you use Zebra printers and agree to use genuine Zebra supplies exclusively, you get guaranteed protection against premature printhead replacement costs. If you have a printhead that wears out too soon, it will be replaced at absolutely no charge.

To learn more about Zebra supplies, including getting guaranteed printhead protection, contact our labeling experts at Tri-State Business Systems now. Call us at 908-359-8001 or email sales@tri-statebussys.com www.tri-statebussys.com   

Rugged Barcode Scanners Improve Productivity in Warehouses and Manufacturing Facilities

If your employees don’t have the ability to scan items quickly and easily, you waste time, sacrifice productivity, and potentially even lose track of items—ultimately—your bottom line suffers. By investing in Zebra 3600 Series scanners, you give your employees the tools they need to keep operations running as smoothly as possible. Check out these benefits.

Practically Indestructible

Designed for warehouse and manufacturing environments, Zebra 3600 Series scanners feature a nearly indestructible design. To preserve their internal components, these scanners are dust-tight and spray proof. They’re also waterproofed to the IP67 standard and come with an IP65-sealed cradle so you never have to worry about unexpected spills or leaks causing a malfunction.

Even if the scanner gets dropped, the employee can typically pick it up and keep working without missing a beat. These scanners can survive falls from 8 feet high onto the hardest concrete. They also work in extremely low temperatures, making them the ideal solution for cold chain environments.

First-Time Capture, Every Time

Scanning and rescanning a barcode may only take a few seconds, but when you account for all the times this happens in all of your facilities, the seconds quickly turn into hours of wasted time. To safeguard productivity and ensure you’re not paying workers to wrestle with poor quality tools, Zebra 3600 Series scanners offer first-time capture every time.

Enjoy lightning fast capture of all barcodes and direct marks displayed on screens or printed on labels. Even damaged, dirty, and low-contrast barcodes are no problem.

Variety of Options Tailored to Your Needs

The DS-3608 and DS-3678 use an array imager to capture barcodes and direct part marks, while the LI-3608 and LI-3670 use linear imaging, and within those categories, you have even more options. Depending on your needs, you can choose standard range (SR) or give yourself the ability to read barcodes up to 70 feet away with extended range (ER) scanners. Alternatively, opt for the high-density (HD) or direct parts mark (DPA) scanners.

With all these scanners, you can choose from corded or cordless options. You can also add a variety of peripherals to customize the scanning solution for your unique needs.

Easy to Set Up and Use

Regardless of the exact scanner you select, you can look forward to an easy setup process and an unrivaled out-of-box experience. Complimentary management tools allow you to remotely configure these scanners, update their data formats for transmission into your business applications, track maintenance and repair requests, and monitor battery life for cordless models.

From the assembly line to quality control and everywhere in between, Zebra rugged scanners provide your team with an easy-to-execute scanning option, and users can choose between visual, auditory, or haptic feedback modes so they always know when they’ve successfully scanned a code.

Trade-In Rebates Available

To help you save money on the cost of investing in new scanners, Zebra has a trade-in program. Right now, you can return qualifying old equipment for rebates worth up to $250 toward the cost of upgrades.

Ready to revolutionize your manufacturing and distribution workflows? Learn more by contacting us today at Tri-State Business Systems, LLC at (908) 359-8001, or look through our website www.tri-statebussys.com  for more products and solutions.

Why Certified Zebra Supplies Are Best Choice for Your Zebra Printers

Printing barcode labels is critical for tracking inventory, assets and shipments, but it also costs money.

Your costs can easily add up when you’re printing hundreds or thousands of labels per day, per week, or per year. In fact, in just one year, companies typically spend three to 10 times more on their barcode printing supplies than they do on the original cost of their printers.

Many companies respond by buying cheaper supplies, thinking that this will save them money. But often it leads to the exact opposite.

The long-term costs of buying cheaper barcode printing supplies often far exceeds the short-term gain on your up-front costs. This is because cheaper supplies usually mean they’re lower in quality, and they’re made with inconsistent and substandard materials. In turn, this causes print quality issues, disruptions to labeling processes, and costly printhead replacements.

For example, cheap barcode labels with poor coating are often abrasive and grate on your printhead. This causes premature wear that requires replacements costing hundreds of dollars per printhead.

If you’re buying low-cost labels but need pre-printed colors on them, this is another problem. Often these labels are produced with substandard quality, causing pre-printed colors to transfer onto your printhead and cause print quality problems. Then you end up needing to reprint labels, costing you more time and money.

Lower quality labels are often too heat sensitive as well, and they require constant print darkness adjustments to compensate for printing problems and barcode scanning issues. More print darkness means you’ll be burning through your printing supplies faster.

Adhesives are frequently a problem with low-cost labels too, since they’re often produced with low-quality adhesives that may cause labels to fall off. In other cases, low-quality labels ooze adhesive into your printer because the label rolls are often wound too tight. This often causes printer jams or labels wrapping around the platen, plus adhesive oozing onto the label liner.

To add to these headaches, if you choose cheap labels and ribbons that aren’t properly designed and matched for the precise conditions of your labeling and scanning environment, you can end up with barcodes and label information fading, getting damaged, or rubbing away.

Each of these headaches adds up to lost time and money, particularly in labeling interruptions, servicing, repair, and replacement costs.

At Tri-State Business Systems, we recommend high-quality and certified Zebra printing supplies for all Zebra label printers.

Why Certified Zebra Printing Supplies Are Better

Zebra uses consistent materials and has ISO 9001:2008 certified processes in place to ensure the highest quality and print performance with all of its labels, ribbons and printing supplies. These quality processes include:

  • Pre-testing on Zebra printers
  • Assessment of printhead wear
  • Verification of adhesive strength
  • Pre-tests for environmental factors
  • Testing for indoor/outdoor use and high/low temperatures
  • Testing for resistance to abrasion, moisture and chemical exposure.

The end result is that you get barcode printing supplies with the right materials for each Zebra printer and application. You get the best possible printing, labeling and scanning results with minimal printhead wear and none of the problems of cheap, low-quality substitutes.

Best of all, if you own Zebra industrial or desktop printers and agree to use genuine Zebra supplies exclusively, Zebra will cover the cost of any printhead if it ever needs to be replaced. That alone could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on your printing costs.

To learn more about Zebra supplies and request samples and pricing, contact Tri-State Business Systems at 908-359-8001 or email sales@tri-statebussys.com  for more information.

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