Author: Nathan Schubert

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Crystal Reports Native Update for Data Matrix

IDAutomations’ latest product release is for both the Crystal Reports Data Matrix Native Barcode Generator and the more robust Native 2D Barcode Generator for Crystal Reports. For this update, we focused on optimizing the native formula for the DataMatrix symbology that creates the 2D barcode. As a result, we’ve been able to improve the speed…
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QR-Integrated Business Cards

QR Code scanning technology has been available for years but has not been put into widespread use across the United States in large part because the concept has been hard for many to grasp. Today, however, QR Code scanning technology is common in smart phones. This takes down a significant barrier to entry where users…
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How to Improve Marketing Efforts with QR Codes

Whether you’re rolling out a new product / service or canvassing the city for an upcoming concert, eliminating barriers to entry for your target audience is a great way to maximize positive consumption of your message. For example, one reason an audience fails to take action is convenience. If it isn’t convenient for a person…
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USPS Ends Postnet Barcode Discounts in January

by Nate Schubert 2013 is fast-approaching, and time is running out for companies that are still using Postnet barcodes to receive discounts on mailing. In fact, the United States Postal Service has stated that Postnet barcode discounts will end on January 28, 2013. Moving forward, only Intelligent Mail barodes will be subject to discounts on qualified…
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The Barcode: Auto-ID’s Greatest Achievement

by Nate Schubert The first barcode was first invented by two graduate students at Drexel University, N. Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver, in the late 1940’s to provide an effective means of making the retail checkout process more efficient. Since then, many barcode types have been introduced to various markets in order to meet a…
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Font Face Off: Universal or Premiere Fonts?

by Nate Schubert IDAutomation provides a wide range of linear and 2D barcode fonts which may be used in conjunction with our free font encoder tools in order to generate barcodes in a variety of environments and applications. Fonts can be very flexible solutions in terms of barcode generation, as long as the data can…
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How to Make Barcode Labels

by Nate Schubert Barcode label printing is small but critical aspect of virtually any business in operation today. Many companies make barcode labels to affix to their products or documents for a more efficient inventory tracking or asset management systems while others affix barcoded labels to employee IDs or membership cards. Even in the most…
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Happy Halloween Discounts!

by Nate Schubert At IDAutomation.com, Inc, our staff is focused on providing customers with the solutions they need to generate, display, print and read barcodes of virtually any kind. We love Halloween as much as the next software company, but rather than celebrating it by dressing up as Neo from the Matrix, a kitty-kat or…
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3 Top Future Uses for Barcode Technology

by Nate Schubert In August, we talked a little bit about the 3 all-time greatest barcode innovations. These technological advances have revolutionized the way we approach retail point-of-sale checkout, transportation logistics, inventory and asset management, and most recently, marketing promotions. Identifying the top historical uses is certainly valuable, as it allows us to see what…
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Adding Barcodes to InDesign

by Nate Schubert Many individuals and organizations alike work with graphic software applications such as Adobe InDesign to create promotional materials including flyers, posters, brochures, magazines and others. Adding barcodes to promotional materials can benefit a promotion or project in a variety of different ways. Tracking a campaigns performance is easier, keeping track of documentation…
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