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Benefits of Barcoding: Enhanced Data Accuracy, Efficiency and Productivity

Barcodes — those ever-familiar "bars" and "numbers" you see on virtually everything — have literally taken over the world and are an automatic identification technology allowing data to be collected rapidly and accurately.

The benefits of using barcodes for automated data collection are simple: speed and accuracy. Time and again it has been proven that entering barcode data is at least 100 times faster and more reliable than traditional manual keyboard entry. Companies with integrated barcoding systems, that enable users to scan barcodes rather than type numbers, are commonly achieving 99% data accuracy. The end result? Barcoding enables users to work faster, without sacrificing accuracy, providing a dramatic increase in efficiency and productivity, particularly in the record center environment.

Barcodes that Stand the Test of Time

Since you use barcode labels, you've probably found that purchasing and printing your own can be a costly, time-consuming experience. Typically most labels do not pass the test of time in three particular areas: adhesive, paper and print quality. The adhesive deteriorates, the paper turns brown and the print flakes or fades.

O'Neil's barcode labels are designed for quick, easy and accurate access to the information you need to conduct business — because one lost file or container, due to a label falling off or flaking can cost you time and money. Versatile, durable and easily readable, they are as innovative and reliable as our software.

Adhesive that Sticks Around

Typically, industrial conditions in record centers or corporate storage environments are not good for standard label adhesives. They break down in heat, absorb into the container and label, as well as evaporate when exposed to air.

To ensure the durability and reliability of our barcode labels, the adhesive that O'Neil uses was age tested by a company who specializes in independent Adhesive Consulting and Laboratory Testing. Chemsultants put our label stock through an intensive and accelerated aging process, in "warehouse" type storage conditions attached to a corrugated board and the equivalent of being in a records storage facility for 20 years. None of the samples tested displayed any signs of peeling, flagging, curling, penetration, migration or oozing.

Durable, Long - Lasting Label Image

O'Neil barcode labels are produced with an ultra durable synthetic material, conducive with the rigors of record centers. These labels are impervious to high and low heat, moisture, chemicals, rubbing, scratching and tearing.

Printed with a high DPI (dots per inch) printing technology, O'Neil barcode labels are easily identified by crisp, high definition text, graphic and barcode print quality.

Paper - Free Labels

In time and with exposure to light, all paper will turn yellow or brown. To keep this from happening, O'Neil's labels are printed on an acid-free synthetic stock, that is custom produced and will not turn color.

Unsurpassed Scan Read Rates

At O'Neil, we ensure that every barcode label order passes through a stringent test scanning process. ANSI (the American National Standards Institute) considers a grade of 'C' acceptable.

O'Neil doesn't. We require that each order goes through a verification and audit process, with a scan grade of 'A'. This is much more difficult to attain, but this gives our customers the assurance of unsurpassed scan read rates.

Special Label Options Available

In addition to our standard barcode label sizes, O'Neil Software is pleased to offer the following in support of your record center operations.

Besides white, barcode labels are also available in light green, light yellow and light blue.

Labels on rolls are well suited for a hand label applicator for speed in applying. Applicators are available directly from O'Neil.

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