Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:10:05 -0800
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From: Luis Barthel-Rosa <luisbr**At_Symbol_Here**UNR.EDU>
Subject: Re: Bar code tool
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We use barcodes for managing our University chemical inventory and we buy pre-printed barcode labels from  With pre-printed barcodes you don't need to worry about the costs associated with printer maintenance, the ink and printer heads.  Also the material they are printed on is rhobust and will not smear.

It depends on the quantity you anticipate you will use.  If you your volume of barcodes is low, then printing your own is probably fine.  I suggest however, that you don't use plain paper. The same company sells barcode printers and materials for printing.

We consume about 9,000 barcodes per year and have about 75,000 items in total barcoded.

Email me if you want more specific information.

Luis P. Barthel-Rosa, Ph.D.
Chemical Inventory Coordinator
Environmental Health and Safety/MS 0328
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV  89557



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On Dec 23, 2011, at 7:29 AM, "Eric Clark" > wrote:

There are a couple of ways to go.  Order the barcode software - we got it from Wasp - and then create the barcode labels on any Microsoft product.  It's an ActiveX feature.  Barcodes are basically just another "font" that Word or Excel can print up, e.g. on an Avery label template.
The other even cheaper way is to just use the existing barcodes already on the chemical jars.

Eric Clark,
Safety & Compliance Officer
Los Angeles County Public Health Lab
On 12/23/2011 at  6:31 AM, in message >, Beth Welmaker > wrote:

Hello All,
I am looking for an inexpensive way to generate barcode labels to inventory chemicals.
Does anyone have a recommendation for an easy way to print these labels or a good software you would recommend?

Thank you!
Beth Welmaker, CCHO, MS
Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Translating Research Into Health
11350 SW Village Parkway - Third Floor
Port Saint Lucie, FL  34987

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