Birkenfeld, 06.11.2019. Jewellery, watches and gemstones stand for exclusivity - and that even when it comes to labelling. Small labels in complex shapes make special demands, which are well known at eXtra4 Labelling Systems. The specialist for labelling systems in the jewellery, watch and gemstone segment observes the global hardware market, selects suitable devices and tests them thoroughly before they are integrated into the eXtra4 range. Three scanners and a printer from the Taiwanese technology forges at Godex and Argox are now new in the product range.
2D Scanner GODEX GS500
Among the 2D readers, the GS 500 proves itself in everyday use with great reliability. As a 2D imager, it reads 1D and 2D codes in the usual formats, even from displays of mobile devices such as mobile phones, pads and tablets. The scanner is capable of continuous operation as well as manual operation via trigger button and reads automatically in presentation mode. LED and sound signals facilitate scanning. In slim design it measures only (LxHxW) 101x147x66 mm, weight 130 g (without cable). Delivery includes connection cable for USB 2.0. 36 months manufacturer warranty (bring-in service). B-to-B price: € 119,- (plus VAT as of 10/2019)
Exclusive performance - even with the price
All new devices selected by eXtra4 Labelling System have one thing in common: hey impress with powerful performance and that at a very competitive price. With this outstanding level of efficiency, the Godex and Argox labelling hardware should be of particular interest to users. All the more so as its inclusion in the hand-picked eXtra4 range has tested and proven its suitability for the sophisticated requirements in the jewellery, watches and precious stones segment.
Birkenfeld, 02.09.2019. "How jewellery labels with loops work is common knowledge!" – Experience has shown eXtra4 Labelling Systems to know better: Inappropriate handling is the most common cause of problems with loop labels. Now the label manufacturer from the Pforzheim area in Germany is using a video tutorial to demonstrate what is the best way to do it and what you have to pay attention to.
Popular Loop Labels
Loop labels are the most popular form of labelling jewellery and watches. That is why label specialist Ferdinand Eisele offers a wide range of variants under its eXtra4 Labelling Systems brand: More than 200 shapes are available as tools ready for production. More than 80 different versions of jewellery labels with loop are stocked by eXtra4.
Quality in the detail
The stock range of loop labels at eXtra4 Labelling Systems is without exception resistant in an ultrasonic bath and equipped with strong permanent adhesive. However, the loop does never carry any adhesive, only the tip of the loop is glued. This means that no dirt particles can build up on the loop, the goods are safe from residues and the label remains freely movable - whether on jewellery or watches. Equipped in this way, loop labels from eXtra4 offer many advantages in practice – provided they are attached properly!
Tips and tricks via tutorial
At first glance, the attachment of jewellery labels with loops appears simple and self-explanatory. But the devil is in the detail and can cause problems at crucial points. ...
Birkenfeld, 02.07.2019. They are ready to attack: The two scanners from renowned manufacturers in Taiwan, the 1D reader GS220U from GODEX and the 2D imager AS-9300 from ARGOX. Their price already makes competitors afraid. And their performance is in no way inferior. That's why eXtra4 has integrated both models in its range of recommended hardware.
1D Scanner GODEX GS220U
In the squad of 1D readers, the GS220U takes the race with excellent CCD technology. It quickly and accurately reads standard bar codes such as Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, Code 128, EAN13 and many more. Optical and acoustic signals support the operator during scanning. A button triggers the reading process.
Thanks to its ergonomic design, the scanner is easy to hold - even when in daily use. Rubber-coated elements give the housing grip and protect in the case of a drop. Dimensions (LxHxB): 110x153x70 mm. Weight: 120 g. Stand optional (automatic scanning possible). With USB 2.0 connection cable. 36 months manufacturer warranty (Bring-in service). B-to-B price: € 46,60 (plus VAT, status 07/2019).
2D Scanner ARGOX AS-9300
In the class of 2D readers the AS-9300 faces the competition. Its image performance is based on a quad-core chip and makes it the fastest reader at the start. Multi-lingually equipped, he understands all common codes in 1D and 2D format. With its precise optics, it even reads from LCD screens and mobile phone displays.
The scanner works in manual mode by trigger or automatically on the supplied stand. Optical and acoustic signals confirm successful scanning. device dimensions (LxHxB) approx. 90x179x73 mm, 185 g weight. ). With USB 2.0 connection cable. 36 months manufacturer warranty (Bring-in service). B-to-B price: € 125,- (plus VAT, status 07/2019).
With their punchy price and this performance, both scanners should clearly be in the pool position with cost-sensitive customers of eXtra4: the GS220U from GODEX in the 1D-class and the AS-9300 from ARGOX in the 2D-league.
Birkenfeld, 20.05.2019. What the Compact class is in on-road traffic is the Midrange class in label printing: it offers the performance of a big one with a small footprint. The Godex ZX430i tops this claim with an extremely attractive price and is therefore a new addition to the eXtra4 Labelling Systems range.
Best of desktop and industrial class
As a space-saving model, the Godex ZX430i thermal transfer printer comes in a robust metal housing measuring approx. 40 x 27 x 26 cm (LxHxW). Nevertheless, it holds large rolls of labels and carbon ribbon like a full-grown industrial device, but also accepts media in desktop format. At a resolution of 300 dpi, it delivers high print speeds of up to 4 ips - 102 mm/s. The ZX430i's numerous connectivity options and its versatility in codes, fonts and languages clearly position it among the big players.
Yet the thermal transfer printer is sensitive to small labels with complex shapes thanks to its fully adjustable sensor. The 32-bit CPU of the Godex device enables fast first-label-out throughput
User comfort and more
The mid-range printer demonstrates its full greatness towards the user: Ribbon and labels can be inserted easily. An auto-calibration button saves time and material every time a roll is changed. Communication with the device works intuitively on the LCD colour display with ergonomic control elements. An extensive range of accessories as well as Bluetooth and WiFi options convincingly round off the overall picture.
Users who demand high output with perfect performance, but consciously keep a low profile in terms of space and costs will be impressed by the ZX430i thermal transfer label printer from Godex. Price: € 699,- plus VAT (conditions 05/2019).
Birkenfeld, 14.02.2019 The company eXtra4 Software+Service GmbH is expanding its range of software for the gemstone industry. The IT subsidiary of label manufacturer and specialist for identification technology Ferdinand Eisele located close to Pforzheim is expanding eXtra4<gemID>, its gemstone management application.
In addition to the single-user edition “Basic“, the “Business" edition is now available as a multi-user version. It will be presented to the public for the first time in March 21 – 26, 2019, during the Baselworld show on Stand G11, Hall 4.1.
Augmented Efficiency using Ident-Code and Scanner
Coded labels are the basis of gemstone management with the application eXtra4<gemID>. They carry the unique identity of each gem as an encrypted code. In contrast to standard software for stock management, the tool eXtra4<gemID> masters the crucial task of handling the combinatorial variety of quality features for gemstones.
Consistent labelling of the entire gemstone stock with the eXtra4
Please see brochure for gemstone management software eXtra4<gemID>:
Birkenfeld, 02.01.2019. RFID is already being used successfully in the jewellery industry. To ensure that manufacturers and retailers do not miss the opportunity to enter this future technology, Ferdinand Eisele and his subsidiary "eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH" will provide a catalogue of criteria for decision-making and present RFID live during the spring trade fairs.
The identification technology company from the Pforzheim area has been accompanying the development of RFID for years, both in the jewellery industry and in related segments, and can point out key issues.
Additional effort must pay off
Compared to barcode labels, the use of RFID basically means more time and money. The price of RFID labels is up to ten times higher than that of conventional labels. RFID-capable label printers are also significantly more expensive. In addition, much more care must be taken when labelling goods. This additional expense is paid for by the significantly improved inventory monitoring. From a cost-benefit point of view, the use of RFID can therefore initially be justified for jewellery in the upper price segment. Here, additional costs are already amortized when the loss rate by "shrinkage" is halved.
Inventory - permanent instead of anual
The high costs of RFID must be offset by frequent use. If all movement of goods is continuously monitored, "shrinkage" is automatically reduced. The extremely fast detection of entire trays is the key to this. RFID is a worthwhile investment if inventory is taken daily, several times a day, e.g. when moving goods between the safe and sales area, or even permanently. ...
Birkenfeld, 17.09.2018 - Label manufacturer Ferdinand Eisele GmbH has designed a new label especially for the needs of mineral experts and stone professionals. It adheres even to unprocessed surfaces and can be labeled both manually and mechanically. Under the brand name eXtra4 Labelling Systems, the new development will be presented to the trade public for the first time at Gemworld, Munich, from 26 to 28 October 2018
Small, clinging and highly adhesive
The new rectangular label with reference number 31 716 ER5 measures only 16 x 7 mm. Soft polyethylene foil ensures that the label readily adapts to uneven structures. Extra-strong gluing keeps it in position even on porous, rough surfaces, because with its special adhesive properties, the adhesive "sucks" into the substrate.
For handwriting and label printers
Thanks to a special coating, the new label can be written on by hand - even with a pencil. However, it can also be inscribed professionally using a thermal transfer label printer. ...
Birkenfeld, September 10, 2018. Gold- and silver-coloured labels look elegant and discreet at the same time when marking jewellery. They are therefore particularly popular with trade and industry. The label experts at Ferdinand Eisele GmbH are now adding new metallic-look labels with loop to their popular "slimLINE" product line for beginners in label printing.
Noble labels for label printing beginners
Metallic labels are elegantly restrained in the presentation of jewellery. If they are also attached with transparent loops, they are visually less prominent. Users of "slimLINE", the product line for slim label printing of the eXtra4 Labelling Systems brand, now also benefit from both advantages with the new labels. ...
Special shape for narrow label printers
The new labels are specifically designed for slim label printers with a maximum web width of 60 mm. They have a special label shape - the labeling fields are arranged one below the other instead of next to the other - but offer space for the same amount of information as corresponding labels for conventional printers. Applied to jewellery, both forms look the same. However, handling "slimLINE" labels is easier. They can be folded on the long side, which can be done faster than folding on the narrow side. ...
Birkenfeld, Mai 2nd 2018. Labels from digital printing score with astonishing colour intensity and attention to detail. This is why ID technology specialist Ferdinand Eisele has been relying on electronic printing processes for some time now for jewellery labels of his "eXtra4 Labelling Systems" brand. Especially with small quantities, the company from the Pforzheim area can shine with quality at attractive prices.
Special offer for small order quantities
Ferdinand Eisele GmbH makes targeted use of digital printing for short runs. When it comes to making an attractive offer to customers with small demand of labels, "eXtra4 Labelling Systems" has a special range of products on stock. A selection of popular label sizes of the loop label type is permanently available ready-made and pre-produced. ...
Birkenfeld, April 4th, 2018. Since the beginning of 2018, customers of Ferdinand Eisele GmbH have received real added value when purchasing printers and scanners. The company for identification technology from the Pforzheim area offers support as a plus when purchasing hardware from the range of its "eXtra4 Labelling Systems" brand.
Support Value Check included in the price
The specialist for labelling in the jewellery and watch industry markets its know-how as a non-cash benefit for its customers: Everyone receives a free individual support ticket when purchasing hardware, his personal account for billing support services. A support unit of 6 minutes will be credited immediately for every € 100,- of the price of the newly purchased device. This support value check provides access to the services of the eXtra4 support team, which can build on over 25 years of experience with label printers and barcode scanners. ...
Birkenfeld, January 2, 2018. The starter package by eXtra4 Labelling Systems has convinced many people about label printing. Now the identification technology experts at Ferdinand Eisele GmbH are considerably expanding their range:
The new "slimLINE" product range includes low-cost label printers in slim design, a wide range of matching label shapes from stock and suitable colour ribbons. Thus, "slimLINE" is closely geared to entry-level requirements - small budget, little space, and low quantities.
Product package popular with label printing beginners
Launched a year ago as a complete set for a favourable start into label printing by computer, the entry-level package has become a successful model. The slim thermal transfer printers of the GODEX RT series are recommended for an annual requirement of up to 5,000 labels. They are well received as a low-priced first device, although the narrow track width of only 60 mm limits the choice of label shapes. But users like to put up with that, because the package is easy to handle thanks to the label printing software eXtra4<winIII>.
Variety of suitable labels now expanded
They do not want to be satisfied with quality and price as decisive arguments at eXtra4 Labelling Systems. Being label specialists, the range of labels also has to be right. New developments, specifically designed for the narrow track width, supplement the range for the slim printers: ...
Birkenfeld, November 13, 2017. Automatic operating system updates can unexpectedly confront users with acute problems. Long-established routines suddenly stop working. Support means rescue here. The eXtra4 Labelling Systems support ticket system provides help for everyone - an offer that has proven itself in the recent software conflict.
Operating system interferes with standard application
The phones have not stopped ringing at the eXtra4 hotline since the release of a major operating system no longer supports the data access component for a popular spreadsheet program. "In the morning I still had labels printed and now nothing works anymore," a customer complains about his desperate situation.
Support ticket system for emergency provision
For problem situations such as the current software conflict, Ferdinand Eisele GmbH introduced a support ticket system for its brand eXtra4 and the software of the same name four years ago. It enables anyone - even users who are not yet eXtra4 customers - to access the expertise of a qualified support team.
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Birkenfeld, 28.08.2017. The risk awareness of online providers is increasing. This is evidenced by the lively demand for security labels recently introduced to the market. Guard Labels by eXtra4 Labelling Systems prevent network risks for retailers in the jewellery and watchmaking industry. The brand of Ferdinand Eisele GmbH is expanding its range here by standard products. They are available ex stock quickly and at attractive prices. During GemWorld, from October 27 to 29, 2017 in Munich, the label specialist from the Pforzheim area will present its innovations for the first time in hall B5 on booth 514.
Guard Labels help prevent
A firewall protects against viruses, Trojans and spam on the web. Guard Labels by eXtra4 protect against return fraud, manipulation and shrinkage in online trade. They combine different security features into a label with individual protection. The focus is on prevention. Illegal tricks are not to happen at all in the first place, as Guard Labels signalize at one glance: precautions were taken here. ...
Priceworthy Guard Labels from stock
eXtra4 offers 3 options based on a popular and proven loop label to enable safety-conscious online providers to react quickly: ...
Birkenfeld, June 2017. This question can be answered clearly with "yes" at Ferdinand Eisele GmbH. The specialist for identification technology from the Pforzheim area provides evidence with "smaRT)) connect", an RFID system which was developed specifically for jewellers in the high-class segment.
„smaRT))connect“ as RFID module for ERP systems
Ferdinand Eisele created the RFID system "smaRT)) connect" in collaboration with a high-class jeweller specifically for trading in the luxury segment. "SmaRT)) connect" is a software module that is coupled to an ERP system. Cooperation has been practiced successfully with SAP Business One so far. In principle, however, connection is possible with any ERP with openly accessible data, and it does not matter whether it is industry-specific or industry-neutral. ...
Cheap Guard labels from stock
So that security-conscious online providers can quickly take preventive action, eXtra4 currently offers 3 options based on a popular and proven loop label: ...
Birkenfeld, February 1, 2017. The new main version of "eXtra4", the tried-and-tested program for label printing in the world of jewellery and watches, features numerous additional abilities. The eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH programmers from Ferdinand Eisele have summarized the results of their work in 8 editions in order to make the entry into the new edition "eXtra4 " easy. They build on each other and open up the user a plus of comfort and possibilities step by step.
Taste to discover
If you do not know the program, start label printing at "eXtra4 " best with the "UltraLite" edition. It can be downloaded free of charge at www.eXtra4.com and works indefinitely. With "UltraLite" you can control a printer, select a layout as input mask for your data and print only one label per print job.
Registered for extensive test possibilities
As soon as an “UltraLite” user logs on as a user, he will have access to all features provided by the program up to and including the "Advanced Connect" edition, the 5th version, for a user period of 60 days. Automatically with the registration comes ...
BBirkenfeld, June 1, 2017. Handwriting on the label proves character and signals: This product is handcrafted or it is a handpicked offer. Labels for manual tagging are a classic in the product range of eXtra4, the brand for label competence at the company Ferdinand Eisele, and still in demand. The label manufacturer from the Pforzheim area is currently expanding its range of products with various new products.
Handwriting - elaborate but exclusive
What was once a simple necessity is today a sign of exclusivity: labels written with beautiful handwriting. They stand for care, which in price tagging can often only be achieved by specializing in a manageable range of exquisite pieces. For manual tagging is time-intensive and not rational. However, goldsmiths and silversmiths as well as individual retailers are often deliberately taking this path of labelling. It conveys a personal, artistic touch and, with small numbers, does not require an elaborate organization or large investments.
Fine pen for clean writing
The writing utensil must be appropriate if you want nice, handwritten labels. Especially for the marking of labels made of rigid PVC and adhesive material, eXtra4 has now added a new permanent marker to the product range. ...
Birkenfeld, December 19, 2016 "Label printing for all" – this is what eXtra4 Labelling Systems publicizes for Inhorgenta 2017. The identification experts from Ferdinand Eisele GmbH reduce the entry threshold for computer-assisted labelling of jewellery and watches with a special label printing package: a thermal transfer printer of the Godex RT200 series, including accessories and software, are available for beginners at an attractive all-inclusive price.
Counter-argument to lack of space and cost
It is now possible to take off for all those who have long been thinking to move from manual pricing to label printing via computer. The slim thermal transfer printers from the RT200 series should fit into the smallest offices with their dimensions of 245 mm in length, 175 mm in height and 135 mm in width. Small budgets, on the other hand, the starter package will convince with its tight calculation for the label printer including the ribbon, labels and label printing software eXtra4.
Branded printer with practical experience
„Drucker der Serie RT200 sind als Geräte mit schmaler Bauform ideal“, erläutert Alex Schickel, Geschäftsführer von Ferdinand Eisele, seine Auswahl für das Einsteiger-Paket. ...
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Birkenfeld, 02.12.2016 They speak a clear language: "Anyone who removes me is obliged to purchase!" - Security labels from eXtra4 cannot be removed and re-attached. They are irreversibly destroyed during removal. The label specialists of the Ferdinand Eisele GmbH offer an efficient means against return shipment tricks to the jewellery and watchmaking industry in online as well as stationary trade.
Misuse of consumer rights
Visible traces of use and still money back? – Enough of that when security labels by eXtra4 are used. They prevent jewellery and watches from being worn without paying. If the security label is missing or has been damaged, it is immediately clear and demonstrable: the customer has no right to return, he must pay.
Quick-witted consumers know many tricks to get rid of annoying labels and fix them later. From hairdryer to steam bath - the list of possibilities is long. However, none of these methods helps with safety labels. The special materials of the labels decompose into their elements when manipulated. What remains is only label particles or tissue layers which cannot be reassembled. ...
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