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

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Fri Oct 29 16:02:25 UTC 2021

They sell easy remove direct thermal labels.

On Fri, 29 Oct 2021, Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> Jeff,
> 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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