Wednesday January 09, 2019

Did you know? Barcodes can be tiny job tickets

Topics: Automation


Barcodes can be tiny job tickets

Like most manufacturing processes, print shops rely on job tickets. Despite the industry’s increasing focus on automation, however, a lot of printers still use paper tickets that travel through the process with the job. Are you one of those printers and are you fed up with tickets getting misplaced or lost? Enfocus now has the perfect solution in store. Scroll on down to learn all about generating barcodes in the latest version of PitStop!

What’s in a barcode?

Since there’s a myriad of production equipment available today with built-in barcode readers , it only makes sense to put those tools to good use and have both your operators and customers enjoy the fruits of an (even more) automated workflow. Able to contain a variety of data, including job number, customer name, job specifics, device or process-related information, barcodes can be used throughout the entire production process, from shop floor data collection and job identification to device or system triggers (call up settings, start/stop a process) and much more.

How to generate barcodes? With PitStop of course!

Enfocus PitStop offers all the features you need to easily create just about any barcode. You can generate your barcode by hand or automatically in a PDF file without having to introduce any third-party applications. PitStop Pro and PitStop Server users can choose from more than one hundred types of barcodes and generate 1D, 2D, international postal bar codes and GS1 compliant barcodes. Be sure to browse the professional barcode library as well, as it also offers options for bar width reduction, quiet zones and optional control digit.

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About Andrew Bailes-Collins

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Andrew Bailes-Collins is Senior Product Manager at Enfocus.

He graduated from what is now the London College of Communications and went on to serve an apprenticeship as a compositor. He has worked for a number of vendors in the printing and publishing sector, including Scangraphic, Apple and DuPont/Crosfield.

Andrew has been Prepress Manager for several high-quality printing companies in London, managing the change from conventional production techniques to digital. An early adopter of computer-to-plate and PDF workflow, Andrew then worked at OneVision Software for ten years. Initially based in the UK, before rising through the company to become Head of Product Management Europe at their head office near Munich in Germany.

Andrew joined Enfocus and moved to Belgium in 2011 and is the Senior Product Manager responsible for the PitStop family of products. He is also the Technical Officer for the Ghent Workgroup and Co-Chair of the GWG specifications sub-committee.

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