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How To Find Material Spec Sheets On General Data's Website All of General Data's published label and tag material spec sheets are available on General Data's website for you to view and download.  Here's how you access them. To begin, go to the Knowledge Base section of our website.  You can access it by first clicking "SUPPORT" in the top menu bar, then clicking "Search Knowledge Base."  Or you can go there directly at:...
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Price Increases On The Horizon? There are a number of market forces that are currently impacting the label manufacturing and converting industries.  The two words that nobody wants to hear, yet everybody wants to know about as soon as possible, are on everyone’s lips -- “price increase.” If you follow the Pulp Index, you know that the producer price index for wood pulp, after years of stagnant or slowly declining prices, is...
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Growing Profits: A How-To Series For General Data Channel Partners Issue #1: Razors and Razorblades You’ve heard of the business model of “razors and razorblades.”  It’s an analogy that illustrates the concept that, in many scenarios, the real profits are in the recurring sales (the razorblades) that an initial sale (the razor) generates. This model could not be more true than when applied to business-class printers used...
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Most of the foods consumed in the United States have one thing in common: they all have a nutrition label.  These labels were first instituted in 1993, to help with issues in the public’s eating habits.  Along with the caloric amounts, these labels also list the serving sizes, as well as an ingredient list for most packaged foods in the United States. While these labels have now been mandatory for over 20 years, very few...
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It is not a secret to anyone that the economy has not been the strongest over the past 6 years, and this holds just as true for the labeling market.  The labeling industry, as well as many others, has been experiencing a soft – or buyer’s – market.  There are three main reasons for the occurrence of the soft market that we are currently in, starting with the Gross Domestic Product.   CURRENT MARKET OVERVIEW The GDP declined...
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Did you know? Each discarded toner cartridge adds approximately 3 pounds of unnecessary waste to our landfills. It will take nearly 1,000 years to decompose each cartridge. It is estimated that 100 million laser printer cartridges and 400 million inkjet printer cartridges are produced each year. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about recycling. At General Data, we can help you limit your impact on our fragile environment...
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Buy Smarter | Lower Your Printing Costs It seems as though printers are programmed to run out of ink or toner at the worst possible time.  You are in a hurry to print handouts for an important presentation, you run over to the printer only to find out the cartridge is empty.  Wouldn’t it be nice if your printer cartridge would last just a little longer?  Then you get online to order your toner and they all look the same but...