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Meet Our Team at PowerPlex 2016 As the authorized Plex Solutions Integrator, we are thrilled to be a Gold sponsor at PowerPlex 2016.  Now into our third year as an exhibitor at PowerPlex, we are eager to see familiar faces and meet those who are new to Plex. Be sure to come by to meet our Plex team at BOOTH 304! Our VP of Sales, Grant Grooms and our Plex Expert Robert Bressert...
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New Year’s Resolution: Lower My Environmental Impact If this sounds like an item on your list of resolutions this year, you’ll want to keep reading.   General Data has become an authorized channel partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX), the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product (e.g., paper) tracking and reforestation. This strategic partnership allows us to provide our customers with an...
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  1. Thermal Thermal transfer printing uses a thermal printhead to apply heat to a material that is being marked. The printhead applied heat to a thermal ribbon which produces an image on the material.  Common applications: product identification, permanent identification, asset tagging, certification labels, cold storage, outdoor applications. Direct thermal printing also uses a thermal printhead...
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Throughout the supply chain, forklifts have transformed from material-handling vehicles into information-technology platforms that leverage computers, barcode scanners, printers, RFID, voice and software to optimize complex workflows. Vehicle mounted computing and data collection is a proven best practice for improving workflows that offers significant performance benefits. Our team at General Data is here to provide...
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Today’s mobile operating system landscape presents choices for industrial enterprises when it comes to selecting the platform upon which their applications should be run. While General Data installs and supports both platforms, we think it’s valuable to provide you, our customer, with the facts so that you can choose the right software for your business. And even though most are familiar with the Windows Embedded...
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Most of the foods consumed in the United States have one thing in common: they all have a nutrition label.  These labels were first instituted in 1993, to help with issues in the public’s eating habits.  Along with the caloric amounts, these labels also list the serving sizes, as well as an ingredient list for most packaged foods in the United States. While these labels have now been mandatory for over 20 years, very few...
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It is not a secret to anyone that the economy has not been the strongest over the past 6 years, and this holds just as true for the labeling market.  The labeling industry, as well as many others, has been experiencing a soft – or buyer’s – market.  There are three main reasons for the occurrence of the soft market that we are currently in, starting with the Gross Domestic Product.   CURRENT MARKET OVERVIEW The GDP declined...
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Did you know? Each discarded toner cartridge adds approximately 3 pounds of unnecessary waste to our landfills. It will take nearly 1,000 years to decompose each cartridge. It is estimated that 100 million laser printer cartridges and 400 million inkjet printer cartridges are produced each year. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about recycling. At General Data, we can help you limit your impact on our fragile environment...
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Wireless mobility typically refers to handheld or belt worn portable printers, scanners or headsets. However, these units can be limited in size, capacity and functionality. For instance, what if you: Want to print 200+ labels per day? Need both a printer and PC? Need a full computer screen? Need thermal transfer labels? A Mobile Powered Cart or Workstation is designed to hold and power up to (4) pieces of existing...
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Why Are Your Inks and Toners Cutting You Short? Discover the reason why ink and toner cartridges never yield their stated volumes. Cartridge yield is the estimated amount of pages that will be printed per cartridge.  For example, to receive the stated 10,000 copies per cartridge, one must apply an average of 5% toner to a letter-sized paper approximately 10,000 times.  If your company prints an average of 20% toner coverage...

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