Re: [BCAB] Best Device For Labelling Items, Food Etc? Ian Macrae 02 Nov 2012 10:48 GMT

From memory the IDmate  around £10k.  I'm not so bothered about the problem with Penfriend labels as you can easily record new information over old.  At around fifty quid it does the job for me.

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On 2 Nov 2012, at 10:45, goshawk on horseback wrote:

I can't quite remember, as I got mine on a special 12 month easy pay deal
offer, via invision america.

Simon

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What price is it?

David W Wood

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the penfriend is cheap and ok, but I personally wouldn't use it on through
away items, such as food packaging, because of it's limited number of
available labels.
I personally prefer the ID mate range of devices, of which I currently have
the summit version. it is far from cheap, but the main things I like about
it are:
1. it uses existing barcodes on things, so no need to use extra labels.
2. because it has a database of existing products, it can recognize a number
of items already, with out having to put in any info yourself.
3. because it uses barcodes, rather than specialist labels, it's
possibilities and uses are far more flexible than penfriend.
4. it has far superior audio quality.
and 5. if one also has something like one of the QL range of brother label
printers, you can make your own barcode labels for items that don't have
existing ones, and use them with the ID mate device, giving you more or less
infinite labeling possibilities.

Simon

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Hi

The Penfriend is a relatively cheap and effective way of labelling things.
With some invention, you can lable just about anything.  Here's a link to
details:

http://www.rnib.org.uk/shop/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=dl7601

Cheers

Barry

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Sent: 01 November 2012 11:48 PM
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Subject: [BCAB] Best Device For Labelling Items, Food Etc?

All

What is the best way of doing this? Devices? Or can you do this, using an
Iphone?

G

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