Archive | Barcode Printers

Presenting the Sato Line of Printers

We, at Thunderbird, are excited to present to our customers the Sato Line of printers and print engines. While we have serviced the Sato printers since our beginning, we are now a Sato Partner. Sato Printers have come a long way since the early days of Thunderbird Technical Services, Inc. These printers were highly technical […]

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Saving Costs on Labels and Ribbons

Saving costs on labels and ribbons for your barcode printer can help keep business expenses under control. Label and ribbon expenses can soar to the point of breaking your budget.  Incorrect data, software settings, incorrect configurations and improperly loaded labels and ribbons contribute to the cost of running your business. The truth is that largest cause […]

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Zebra 170xi4 ‘Paper Out’ and ‘Ribbon Out’ errors

Zebra 170xi4 doesn’t work after calibration. Zebra Technologies denies any significant change to their firmware regarding the calibration procedure for the Z-170xi4. But if you follow Thunderbird Technical Services’ video on xi4 series calibration you may find the printer will ‘flatline’ on the sensor profile after performing the calibration. Furthermore, the printer will elicit a ‘paper […]

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Weight Loss through Bar Codes

  In the past, dieting was a tough process, and not just because of taunting baked good isles in the supermarket. Tracking your weight loss was difficult, timely, and felt like a second job. Remembering the foods you consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner was trying a recipe for disaster. Giving in to that row […]

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Upgrading Hospitals with Barcode Technology

  Technology has had both negative and positive effects on the modern world. Focusing on the positives, technology has caused for innovations in social connection, science, and medicine. It has allowed for greater accuracy in quantitative measurements and progression in communication. Barcodes have not been missed in this future movement of technology. Links between barcodes […]

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How to Save Time in the Checkout Line

We’ve all been there: holding up a line of impatient customers as we try to find the barcode on a cumbersome product. But did you know that you may actually be wasting your time by trying to scan the exact area where the barcode is located? If you’re swiping a product and it isn’t being […]

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