[vcf-midatlantic] Label Printer / Coder / Consignment?

jsalzman at gmail.com jsalzman at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 14:48:43 UTC 2021

I have offered a touch screen POS system to be used at the next consignment

A software inventory system could be implemented to bring your idea to

One suggestion, though. If it's suggested to print out scannable item
stickers with a product barcode, keep in mind that conventional thermal
sticker rolls really "stick" to the item its placed on. That might leave
hard to remove residue on an item, or worse, tear away the printing on an
item's packaging when peeled off.

Avery makes nice "peel away" labels in laser or ink jet sheets. I used them
on my stuff without fear of damaging an item.

Jeff Salzman

On Fri, Oct 29, 2021, 10:34 AM Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Heya,
>     A fellow VCFer hooked me up with a ballin' thermal label printer. I
> was
> thinking...
>     If someone could make an app that:
>     1. Consignment seller could plug in Item name, description, price
>      -  Could be done pre-event or on-site
>      -  Could be text based like a mainframe for that retro feel or webapp
>     2. Pile of thermal labels are printed with this info on site when
> attendee shows up. I think the 3" core direct thermal label rolls aren't
> terribly expensive
>        - Could kick out a "seller" id card with a code as well for end
> tally
>     Checkout:
>      1. Barcode read, item tally done, money tendered, etc
>      2. Maybe a dot matrix printer involved cause it sounds cool. Either
> for a receipt or sales transaction log.
>      3. Can print out end tally page
>   Barcode readers act as keyboards usually with a tab or enter or
> whatever (configurable) so that part is easy. Could drive that side of it
> with a
> python/php/whatever script on a Pi. Text interface is probably easier.
>     Thoughts?

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