Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Making scannable barcodes that fit into your label, template or package design is critical. Barcodes that are too small or too large may be unreadable for scanners. Find out how to create barcodes that are just right!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Whether you need to create standard I 2 of 5 or ITF-14 barcodes, we've got the macros to get you barcoding!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Today's the day you get those Code 128 and GS1-128 barcodes DONE! We have the Excel macros you need to finally finish that barcoding project.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Need to create Code 39 barcodes by tens, hundreds, or thousands in your Excel spreadsheet?
Our C39Tools for Windows comes with free macros to quickly get you batch-barcoding Code 39s right in your Excel project.
Monday, March 27, 2017
"Something was on the horizon in 1973 that would revolutionize the grocery shopping experience."
The Raleigh News & Observer has a look back to the 1970s, when barcodes on retail products were still just a twinkle in IBM's eye.
~ The News & Observer
Monday, September 26, 2016
In 2007/2008, the newly-approved Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - still at the blueprints stage - put out a call for historically significant items to build its collection. Jerry was thrilled at the opportunity, and in addition to donations from his personal collection, gifted three stunning photos from his Azalea collection of Henri Cartier-Bresson work to the NMAAHC.
'Saint Francisville, Louisiana'
'Civil Rights Demonstration, Washington, DC'
And 'Easter Sunday, Harlem'
We are so very proud to be a small part of the NMAAHC. Take a moment to explore it: online, or if you're lucky, in person. It's beautiful, troubling, moving, and a vital piece of our shared American history.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The How-To clearly explains, step-by-step, how to copy an Excel macro from one spreadsheet into another.
Most Excel users have never really worked with custom macros before, so the idea of copying a macro is beyond many people's comfort zone. The flipText macro is fun enough to get your attention, and from there we hope you'll find using macros less intimidating!
To help distribute this tutorial, we released flipText as open source software under a Creative Commons license.The flipText macro and its invaluable how-to can be downloaded from our website here: www.azalea.com/excel-macros/
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Which makes it that much more delightful to see manufacturers doing silly, whimsical or just plain goofy stuff to their UPCs.
It's fun for the sake of fun!
Friday, May 23, 2014
According to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, technology may soon make identification even easier: “software is being developed that will allow the stripes of a Grevy’s in a photograph to be read like a barcode and automatically identified.”
Technology is amazing.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
This one's a little better, though it's somehow office parky.
This one now, this one I like. Sure it's tiny. But it's ADORABLE.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Azalea has had a long and happy relationship with SAP/Business Objects Crystal Reports - years and years. We love talking to Crystal customers on the phone; they really know their stuff!
The Windows version of most of our software packages are compatible with Crystal, making it a super snap to build barcodes into reports.
Check out how to make Code 39 barcodes in Crystal (it really is SO easy):
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
From lecturer in mechanical engineering at Drexel University to technical assistant on the Manhattan Project to inventor of the original concept of barcoding (inspired by Morse code), Norman Joseph Woodland led a very interesting life. He passed away on December 9th, 2012, at the age of 91.
DC Velocity has an interesting piece on the man whose ideas helped slingshot the manufacturing, distribution, shipping and retail industries directly into the future.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Once you've got your raw UPC numbers from GS1 (or from us!), you're ready to turn them into UPC barcodes. When you've got a lot of products, you'll have a lot of UPC numbers. And when you have a lot of UPC numbers the best place to manage them is in an Excel spreadsheet. And when your UPC numbers are in an Excel spreadsheet, UPCTools makes it easy, easy, easy to quickly turn them all into those lines and spaces we all know and love.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
The best way to make a buncha' barcodes at once is to make 'em all at once in Excel. Following this week's theme of video tutorials, we've created an overview of how our Code 128 barcode software, C128Tools, functions within an Excel spreadsheet.
Monday, February 06, 2012
A macro - a built-in call, action, or process - in an Excel spreadsheet is actually one of the most useful functions you can access. And there are a zillion macros out there already written for you! Azalea's barcode software can even be used within Excel, if you utilyze our easy macros.
This vid will get you started:
Do you need a UPC barcode? A Code 128? An Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF), Code 39, POSTNET or Codabar or PDF417?
If this is all gobbledygook to you, check out our super handy video tutorial for tips and tricks on how to pinpoint which barcode you should use for which project.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
More than that, actually. While the proprietary Microsoft Tag will continue to exist, our favorite Redmond behemoth has walked back their belief that the closed-system, not-free, Microsoft-created, MS-server-reliant
Because 2012 Windows phones include NFC capability, their MS Tag now includes support for (free, open-source, non-proprietary) QR codes and the sweet future-tech du jour of NFC (near field communication).
From the horse's mouth.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Mashable's got an urgent warning for scanners of QR codes- that code is infected! With a VIRUS!
And Kaspersky Lab would like you to know about the malicious malware being distributed via QRs.
My two cents: QRs themselves cannot be "infected"- they're a static pattern of black on white which contains a URL, plain text, a phonebook contact or other data expressed in letters, numbers and punctuation.
However, if you allow your phone to follow a link within a QR code, it can take you to a site on the internet where nasty viruses, malware, adware, bugs, bots, trojans or worms may lurk, ready to creep onto your phone and ruin your day. So be smart about it! Pay attention to the source of the QR. Don't visit questionable links. Don't approve weird downloads to your phone. Have fun out there.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Come to azalea.com/calendar and get your 2012 calendars. This is the 10th year (who's counting?) we've done calendars and this year doesn't have a theme like years past. All Jerry wanted to do was have fun.
So, in honor of 2012 being a leap year this year's calendars have visual puns, not-so-hidden clues, and multiple mixed messages waiting for you to discover.
Don't take my word for it. There are press releases (so it's gotta be true): press release #1 press release #2
Monday, August 08, 2011
Find the perfect swanky item of clothing, scan the QR on the tag, and view a video of the celebrity donor's personal story about when and where they wore it. While the Curiosity Shop closed in April, hopefully we'll see more collaborations of cool clothes, cool technology, and an excellent cause.
Monday, July 11, 2011
HOW AWESOME IS THAT? I'm planning my next tattoo as we speak.
Friday, June 24, 2011
An interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal has some really nice examples of gussied-up UPC barcodes. Which is more important- for a barcode to look pretty, or for it to function as it should, scanning accurately time after time? Clearly, done correctly, it can do both.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
You're the Boss, the small business tips column in the New York Times online today has a fun read about Ayara, a Thai restaurant in LA incorporating QRs into their menu.
And they remembered to optimize their QR landing pages for mobile phones- hurray!