Monthly Archives: March 2012

  1. Prints Charming

    Some time ago, before I started working at Advanced Labelling, I was in a local garden centre and found myself pondering plants and how they are sold. In particular, most species being a bit floppy and awkwardly shaped, I considered how they are labelled and if there’s a better way. Wandering (lonely as a cloud) among shrubs in tubs and lots of pots, it was with a glance at some plants that I formed the opinion that the humble loop-lock tag was, after all, the best solution. Alas, from this insight sprang further nagging questions. What types of plant tag are available, or even possible, and what kind of printer and software best suits them? Luckily, though I have little to do with plants and plant tags myself, on my first day in harness at Advanced Labelling I learned the answers to all these questions and many more t

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  2. Where do you stick a PAT label?

    If you don’t know what PAT means, or have never come across the acronym, then you might be ignorant of something which has quietly saved your life. PAT stands for ‘Portable Appliance Testing’ and it pertains to every electrical appliance that is powered through a mains plug. Typically such appliances are your table-lamp, computer and electric kettle etc, but not an electric oven which is wired directly to a junction box. If you live in furnished accommodation then your landlord has for safety reasons a legal obligation to PAT test all your portable electrical appliances at appropriate intervals, in compliance with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations Act of 1994. Likewise, if you are an employee then your boss has a similar obligation to PAT test all qualifying equipment used in your workplace, in compliance with PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998). Failure to comply with the requirement can invalidate an insurance claim and even lead to prosecution by th

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  3. Dymo LabelManager 260P Review

    This product is discontinued. For our full range of current printers please click here.

    The Dymo LabelManager 260P is lightweight, fits snugly in your hand at 120 x 173 x 62mm, and is inviting to use. If you are a ‘qwerty’ keyboard orientated user then the alphabetically laid out keys of printers like this can initially slow down your typing, but how little this matters when there is so much compensation in the printer’s overall ease of use. The 260P uses the D

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