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  • Product Review: Top 5 RFID Scanners

    Published: January 27, 2020

    To discuss the top or best RFID scanners is a very difficult issue because they are a form of identification and data reader that can be used in a diversity of settings. It is almost impossible to point towards the “best” individual device without first knowing what it is that you need the technology to do for you and your business. As an...

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  • Product Review: Top 5 Barcode Scanners

    Published: January 23, 2020

    There are thousands of barcode scanners in the marketplace, and you will find them ranked in different ways. For example, in their annual lineup of the best barcode scanners for 2019-2020, the team at The Balance broke out their rankings by categories like “best budget barcode reader” or “best for wireless connectivity,” and while that is great,...

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  • Reasons to Purchase From an ISO 9001 Certified Company

    Published: January 21, 2020

    Talk with business owners and management about ISO 9001 Certification and they might recognize the term, but most are unable to explain what it is or why it is beneficial. Experts would say that it is valuable to both the company and the customer, and for several reasons. To the company that seeks and maintains ISO 9001 Certification, it is...

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  • Asset Tags for Optimal Asset Management

    Published: January 14, 2020

    Offices and businesses of all kinds acquire equipment, tools, and other items that are deemed “assets.” And it is imperative that all assets are managed properly. That means owners need to know where the asset is located, when it was last serviced or used, and much more. One simple method for tackling any sort of asset management is through the...

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  • How to Design a Barcode Label

    Published: January 09, 2020

    You think of the word barcode and instantly envision that band of lines and numbers. You may be even more familiar with the concept of the barcode label and know that you can find them in different “types,” such as UPC, EAN, Code 128, Code 93, ITF, CODABAR, and Code 39, among others. Such words are familiar in the world of barcode design, and...

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  • 10 Steps to Barcode Your Product

    Published: January 06, 2020

    Whether it is the first time you’ve thought about applying a barcode to a product or asset or you are looking for a way to improve the way your firm uses a barcode label system, it is helpful to think of the following ten steps involved in effectively barcoding any sort of product (including inventory and assets you manage, as well as products or...

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  • Cable Label Standards: ANSI TIA 606-B

    Published: December 17, 2019

    ANSI/TIA-606-B is a widely accepted standard that establishes the labeling and record keeping standards for telecommunications and network systems in data centers. The standard identifies what needs to be labeled and recommends an organized identification structure that is harmonized with the ISO/IEC TR14763-2-1 international identification...

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  • 5 Keys to Warehouse Rack Labeling

    Published: December 17, 2019

    There are millions of square feet of warehouse racks in the world, and while some are only rarely used, many are utilized for high-speed operations on a daily basis. This is why there is no universal way of laying out the floor plans for a warehouse, for putting warehouse rack labels to use, and even selecting warehouse labels themselves. Instead,...

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  • UID Marking Methodologies

    Published: December 12, 2019

    Per MIL-STD-130, UID (Unique Identification Marking) barcodes must be maintained as a readable barcode throughout the entire life of the item. Metal tags with a permanent adhesive or durable polyester labels are suitable for many environments. Further, acceptable marking processes include laser etch, chemical etch, dot peen,...

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  • 10 Things to Know About Warehouse Location Mapping

    Published: December 10, 2019

    Manufacturers, shipping specialists, and retailers all use warehouse facilities, and most have a system for warehouse location mapping in place. However, some may not realize the value (in time and money) that a solid warehouse inventory management system provides. That is why it is essential to develop a custom warehouse location system and make...

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  • How Does RFID Work for Vehicle Gate Entry?

    Published: December 05, 2019

    An RFID tag, or radio frequency identification tag, is something you might find in everything from wrist bands at amusement parks to identification tags in secure location. It can be used to mark objects that might require tracking or locating in some way. RFID offers a fantastic way to control such objects as  vehicle gate entry systems, too. It...

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  • What Is A RFID Tag?

    Published: December 03, 2019

    An RFID tag, or radio frequency identification tag, is a remarkable gadget. It is a wireless and “no contact” tag that relies on radio frequency waves in order to transfer data. They are incredibly helpful to those who use them because they are unlike other ID tags in that they have no “line of sight” requirement to communicate data. In other...

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  • Asset Tag vs. Barcode Label: A Quick Primer

    Published: November 25, 2019

    If you are a business owner and starting to explore asset management strategies, you are probably wondering about the answer to the asset tag vs. barcode label question. In other words: What is the difference (if any) between the asset tag and the barcode label? Actually, there is quite a bit to know about the asset tag vs. barcode label...

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  • Express Aces ISO Re-Certification Audit

    Published: November 19, 2019

    Express recently completed its annual ISO 9001 re-certification audit and passed with flying colors. Congrats to all the team members and thank you for your hard work - Quality makes a difference!   To learn more about ISO 9001 and why it's important to partner with quality-certified manufacturers,...

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  • How to Use Property Tags

    Published: November 18, 2019

    Today, it has become the modern practice of large public and private corporations that own a large number of assets to tag such assets for easy identification, among many other reasons. If you have decided to tag the assets owned by your organization, you need to decide which assets need tagging and what type of tag to go for that is not only...

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to RFID

    Published: November 11, 2019

    Do you know what RFID stands for? Do you know what it means, and have you used the technology before? The answer many people give to this question is negative, and they are often emphatic about it. It will interest you to know that RFID is a lot more common than you think. In fact, you just might have an RFID tag or label close by as you read this...

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  • The Complete Guide to Nameplates, Data Plates & Rating Plates

    Published: November 08, 2019

    Durable Industrial Nameplates Express is a full-service manufacturer of custom industrial nameplates, data plates, rating plates, and tags. All industrial nameplates are engineered to identify your brand and communicate essential product information in the harshest natural and industrial environments. Choose from aluminum, stainless steel,...

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  • The Complete Guide to Asset Labels

    Published: November 08, 2019

    Asset Label Materials Express only uses the highest-quality materials in manufacturing custom asset labels and tags. All material components—substrate, ink, and adhesive—are critical in forming a premium product durable enough to withstand the toughest business and industrial environments. All asset labels are backed with multi-purpose...

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  • Supply Chain Management Best Practices

    Published: November 08, 2019

    Efficient supply chains rely on highly effective logistic and distribution processes to keep inventory moving. Barcode labels and RFID tags from Express optimize this process and help meet your warehouse and distribution center requirements, receive, route, cross-dock, re-label, and control inventory throughout your entire supply chain. Supply...

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  • The Complete Guide to Asset Tagging: Methods, Best Practices, and More

    Published: November 06, 2019

    Asset tagging is very important for organisations planning to manage large volumes of business equipment in an efficient way. Companies can acquire different types of assets to facilitate their daily operations. Different tools and equipment get circulated within various departments or even across different locations. This increases the risk...

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  • Everything You Need to Know About UID and MIL-STD-130

    Published: November 06, 2019

    If you have never been contracted to handle government inventory or assets, you may not be aware of what UID Labels are or the importance of subscribing to MIL-STD-130 guidelines. These two systems play a critical role in the management of public assets as laid down by the Department of Defense. What is UID? A UID system is a system put...

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  • The Complete Barcode Guide

    Published: November 06, 2019

    Barcodes Barcodes are traditionally described as a “manner of storing printed numbers for computers to read.It would, however, be more accurate to say that barcodes store printed information on a barcode label so that computers can read it.The first barcodes represented numbers using bars – lines written at various widths and spaced at multiple...

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  • Best Practices Guide: Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

    Published: November 01, 2019

    Due to the emission of volatile hazardous air pollutants by leaking machineries or equipment, such as connectors, valves and pumps, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) thought it wise to enact the Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) system in order to identify and repair leaking equipment or machines in chemical manufacturing and petroleum...

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  • How to Label a Warehouse

    Published: November 01, 2019

    From being an underrated principle in warehouse management, warehouse location has inevitably become of great importance in ensuring efficiency of warehouse operations. Without learning the fundamentals of Warehouse Management Systems, you could invest a lot of money on warehouse designs and it would all end up in shambles. Warehouse labeling...

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  • Best Practices Guide: How to Label an IT and Data Center

    Published: November 01, 2019

    Some time ago, managing a data centre was so straightforward. However, due to the unavoidable circumstances of processing more and more data, the management of data centres keeps growing in complexity. It has complicated the situation that now there are new operational factors such as power, cooling, network rack space, and CPU availability being...

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  • New Online UID Design & Buy, with NEXT DAY SHIPPING!

    Published: October 21, 2019

      New Online UID Designer Guaranteed MIL-STD-130N...

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  • Guide to Custom Barcode Labels

    Published: September 23, 2019

    Barcode Durability Our barcodes are built to withstand: Prolonged exposure to UV radiation Caustic solvents & chemicals Repeated abrasion Extreme temperatures Multiple freeze / thaw cycles Moisture & salt spray Barcode Symbologies Any linear or 2D barcode symbology can be used,...

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  • 7 Benefits of Barcode Labels

    Published: September 09, 2019

    Barcode labels are usually shrugged off as just being a way to cut costs. In reality, these labels are more than a simple business approach in order to save time and money. Barcodes have a ton of benefits that can improve business’s outlook on the future. Not only do barcodes eliminate human error, but they can also reduce training time, are...

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  • New Asset Tag Designer - Free Shipping and 24 Hr. Turnaround

    Published: September 09, 2019

    Many of our customers have requested the ability to design their own asset tags and easily buy them online.  We have listened, and are pleased to introduce Express Design & Buy ... now with a special introductory offer of FREE SHIPPING and 24 HOUR TURNAROUND!   Please visit our site often; we will be adding more product categories to the...

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  • Free Expedite Token

    Published: July 15, 2019

    FREE Expedite!!! Valid Forever  |  Valued at $250 - $1,500 Schedule a 15 minute product R&D call with Express and receive a FREE Expedite!!  Contact marketing@expresscorp.com We know project deadlines are tight — use this FREE Expedite as your 'get our of jail free card' the next time you're in a bind....

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  • Free Personalized Ruler!!

    Published: May 08, 2019

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  • Happy New Year, 2019

    Published: January 07, 2019

    Happy New Year!   We at Express hope that you had a safe and enjoyable holiday season, and that you are poised for a solid 2019. One of the easier ways is to improve your business efficiency, and thus your profitability, is through the use of barcodes. Barcodes? Yes,...

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  • Rugged RFID Product Line

    Published: November 26, 2018

    Rugged RFIDTM Product Line Advances in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology are increasing at a rapid rate. Nearly all companies that rely on asset management to efficiently run the business must pay attention to the opportunities of RFID to maintain their competitive position. Read More At Express, we continue to innovate our...

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  • What Product Is Best for My Application?

    Published: November 07, 2018

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  • Express Announces New Website

    Published: September 28, 2018

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  • Identification Made Simple

    Published: August 30, 2018

    We at Express would like to wish you and yours a Happy and Safe 4th of July! You may have heard the expression, “When all that you have is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.” In some ways, some of our competitors are like that … they only have a few types of labels to offer, so regardless of your requirement they will recommend...

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  • What is an IP Rating? Does it matter to me?

    Published: August 30, 2018

    Whether or not IP Ratings matter to you depends entirely on what conditions your equipment -- or in this case RFID transponders -- will be exposed to. If you need RFID tags for a challenging environment, Express can help! The IP Code (or International Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating) consists of the...

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  • Quality you can depend on!

    Published: August 30, 2018

    ISO Certification: “What does it mean to me?” You may know that Express, Inc. is ISO 9001:2015 certified. We often bring it up when discussing our workmanship and product quality, and for good reason! For those outside of the manufacturing industry, ISO 9001:2015 certification may not carry a great impact. But we would like to let everyone...

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  • RFID Implementation

    Published: August 30, 2018

    We know we have the easy part of your asset management system project ... Express can provide almost any barcode or RFID tag that you may need. You, on the other hand, need to make a system decision, buy it, and then tailor it to meet your requirements. To help make this process easier for you, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with...

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  • RFID is really expensive... right? Wrong!

    Published: August 30, 2018

    In the early years, RFID transponders were expensive, and some of them still are today. But, not all! We are pleased to introduce our LP-740 and LP-1000 polyester RFID tags at a price AS LOW AS 19¢ each!, including the Express 3-in-1 RFID feature. By now you have almost certainly heard of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), and may be...

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  • View Our Library of Reference Materials

    Published: August 30, 2018

    Have you ever received a contract or purchase order that contains references to specifications that you are not familiar with? If not, you are truly the exception! Feel free to use the Reference Section of the Express website to learn about barcodes, industry specifications, and chemical compatibility of materials we use as well as our standard...

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