SageData is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
An information to assist those completing the request for quote for barcode labels.
A variety of materials are available. The most common material is plastic. This is
available in standard
or tamper resistant varieties.
The standard material is weather resistant, which means that you can apply it to your car windscreen, and it will still be there when you sell the car.
Tamper resistant is processed so that it cannot be easily removed. If an attempt is made to remove it, the material breaks up, which not only makes it difficult to remove completely, but also prevents someone from moving a barcoded asset tag from one item to another.
Additional materials are available, from cloth through aluminium to ceramic. We offer a strong plastic label which can be attached by tie wrap. We have materials with a wide range of adhesive properties. And we can also supply with an overlaminate for increased durability. Contact Trinity Joseph for more information.
Currently the preferred symbology is Code 128, which we recommend for most applications. Only in special circumstances (such as a technical requirement for backward compatibility) would we recommend another format. Older formats such as Interleaved 2 of 5 have significant deficiencies, and are best avoided where possible. Problems arising can included false positive reads.
Our recommended format for tracking numbers is a six digit number, all numeric,
incrementing by one,
no duplicate labels, and starting at the number 100000 (one hundred thousand). There are a number of
for this, some subtle, but some which can cause problems, sometimes years down the road.
This recommendation is based on our analysis of existing systems, and issues which have caused problems or inefficiency.
Contact Trinity Joseph for more details on numbering sequences, and why we don't recommend printing labels "two up":
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