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Upcoming UDI Class III and Class II Compliance Dates

We are nearing almost 3 years of the original publication of the UDI final ruling.  What this means to medical device manufacturers is that we are just over a month away (September 24, 2016) for certain deadlines around Class III and Class II devices and packaging. Class III regulations due Sept. 24th: UDI required devices […]


Improving UDI Barcode Quality and Verification

One of the largest labeling regulations in recent history; UDI (Unique Device Identifier) labeling has been at the forefront of any medical companies agenda to not only implement new information but to also properly display this critical information in a proper fashion. Barcode-test.com provided simple yet resourceful list of common issues that they have seen […]


Staying ahead of the requirements curve with PXSL

Pragmatyxs SmartLabel (PXSL) wasn’t created for just improving print operators user experience on the manufacturing and labeling line.  It was also created as a tool that can offer proper validation, record history and security. Pragmatyxs is constantly evolving PXSL to not only meet customer requirements but also to improve processes that organizations haven’t even thought […]


In the News: Senate Passes G.M.O Labeling Rule

The G.M.O.(Genetically Modified Organism) labeling rule has been a widely discussed topic in the food labeling industry.  While some wanted full transparency on whether products contained G.M.O’s other fought the regulation in its entirety claiming increased production and labeling costs.  Congress has agreed to a bipartisan agreement on the matter allowing companies to disclose whether […]


In the News: FDA final ruling published for Nutrition Facts

We have posted  previously on the potential changes on the Nutrition Facts label.  The Nutrition Facts label is one of the most commonly read and recognized labels in the U.S. While the overall design of the Nutrition Facts label will stay the same the content within the label will see some changes, here are some […]


Looking toward the future with Label Verification

In the labeling industry product validation and label clarity are two of the most important components, whether in the final packaging stage or en-route to other production sites.  Clear and precise product labeling provides significant competitive advantages while also meeting regulatory compliance. Pragmatyxs has been evaluating and testing integrating a third party label verification device […]


Tips and Tricks: How to print high volumes efficiently in BarTender

If you have high volumes of label printing, print speed is of high importance. Many  manufacturers are printing thousands of labels on a daily and even an hourly basis.  Understanding the difference between ‘Extended’ and ‘Continuous’ mode within BarTender (http://www.seagullscientific.com/) and how to ensure you are falling within one of those modes is critical to […]


Upgrading to BarTender 2016: Integration Builder

Earlier this year we announced the newest release of BarTender from Seagull Scientific (http://www.seagullscientific.com/) and covered the new Administration Console features.  Users familiar with BarTender are familiar with the Commander feature; in BarTender 2016 Commander is know known as Intergration Builder but there is more than just a name change involved. Through highly customizable, intuitive […]


Improving safety procedures with GHS Labeling

We can all agree that safety is a top priority within a company; however, depending on the tasks at hand safety could be the highest priority.  GHS (Global Harmonized System for Hazard Communication) was created as a solution for hazardous materials being handled between international boundaries using images to denote the products and the hazard. […]


Upgrading to BarTender 2016: Administration Console

Over the next couple weeks we will discuss the benefits and features of the newest version of Seagull Scientifics (http://www.seagullscientific.com/) BarTender label design and printing application. One of the many new features in BarTender 2016 is the Administration Console.  In previous versions the user had to go to a separate console for security settings, event […]