Casting Aside False Labels

When you are shopping for groceries at the store or picking up your mail, chances are that you do not pay much attention to the variable data labels printed on these items.  Variable data labels are printed tags that each contain unique information, like a barcode, that can be used to track or identify something. Such labels can be used to track and route mail, maintain product security, or manage inventory. These are some important functions, so when something goes awry with the printing process, all sorts of problems can crop up. And with many millions of variable data labels being printed each day, issues will inevitably arise.

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