What do cats and barcode reflective labels have in common?
by Timmy Thermal
Here’s a riddle for you: What do cats and barcodes have in common? I bet you wouldn’t think they were very comparable, but have you ever seen a cat’s eyes glowing back at you in the night and wondered how so much light is reflected from a rather dim light source? Through the ability to reflect light intensely from their eyes, cats can let their presence be known to potential predators, or perhaps to their loving owners. This phenomenon comes naturally to cats, but what would you think if I were to tell you that humans have harvested the same technology, called retroreflection, and that it’s being implemented in the barcode scanning world?
To give you an idea, the retroreflective labels are printed on a special surface which reflects light especially well, enabling your employees to scan from a range of forty to fifty feet. For warehouse users who are working with products high up and out of reach, the use of these labels can promote safety, as they no longer have to get up on a ladder to scan the top shelf. Imagine, also, the amount of time that would be saved from merely scanning fifty feet up from the ground. With retroreflective labels, productivity will jump up from the time saved since employees will no longer have the need to grab a ladder and safely climb it just to scan their items.
That’s not all, though. Retroreflective labels can be customized for your businesses special needs. They can be color coded, mounted by magnets or you can even add graphics to them. They’re easy to use, and can be applied for either indoor or outdoor use.
Has your company considered furnishing retroreflective labels into their barcode assemblage? These light reflective labels are a handy tool for businesses that have a lot of floor space, a lot of inventory, and want to save time scanning their products. I’ve heard of productivity jumping at critical measures simply from utilizing the sophisticated, yet easily applied technology of retroflection.
If you’re interested in retroreflective labels, here at MIDCOM we carry a wide variety of custom labels. If you have any questions about retroreflective labels, be sure to give us a call at 800-MIDCOM-4 Service (800) 643-2554 or chat us up on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn.