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

Martin Flynn maflynn at theflynn.org
Fri Oct 29 15:09:42 UTC 2021


CDL has a bunch of pressboard tags with strings.  If you want, stick the 
barcode to the tag, and tie it to the device.

Can also use blue painters tape to fasten the pressboard tag to the box 
/ gadget to avoid damaging the finish.

martin flynn

On 10/29/2021 10:48 AM, Jeff Salzman via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I have offered a touch screen POS system to be used at the next consignment
> event.
> A software inventory system could be implemented to bring your idea to
> fruition.
> 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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