Re: [BCAB] Best Device For Labelling Items, Food Etc? Ian Macrae 03 Nov 2012 20:26 GMT

It's perhaps worth remembering that there are iPhone apps which will read barcodes.  I know no more than that and haven't used any.

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On 2 Nov 2012, at 21:53, Vince Thacker wrote:

I'm quite happy with the Penfriend too, and have bought a vast quantity of
labels along with it, so am not too worried they're going to run out any
time soon.

It's a very quick way of labelling correspondence, small containers of,
e.g., aromatherapy oils, medication, switch positions on electrical items.

I haven't tried the washable labels, and have not used the Penfriend for
clothing items, as those labels seem quite expensive, and I'm not certain of
the results.

Vince.

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I find I don't have to label much in the kitchen, so the Penfriend labeller
is ideal for my limited use.  If you are careful, it is possible to remove
a
used label and stick it on something else to re-record.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

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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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All

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

G

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