Success Stories

In our 40 years of business, we have been priveleged to work with some great companies:  

Dressbarn is one of America's largest retail stores selling fashion apparel.  Scott reviewed Dressbarn's system and proposed our patented software program called Tranzlator ™ which extracts the relevant data from an EDI 850 document.  Each of Dressbarn’s suppliers could print these price tickets as needed on a Desktop Laser printer in their factory and the printing would be 100% accurate with no operator activity. Printing will be done at speeds greater than 600 per minute!

Walmart demands that all the companies it does business with offer the best price, quality, and delivery. Few companies can meet this standard – especially on a worldwide basis.  In 2002 Scott Tag and Label became only one of three worldwide authorized suppliers for tags and labels. Walmart insisted in offering the best price, quality, and delivery, and demanded Scott had to produce tags and labels in every country where they purchased merchandise. Between, July 2001 and December 2002 Scott opened offices in twenty-six countries to meet Walmart’s requirements including one across the street from Walmart’s buying office in Shenzhen, China. When Walmart’s Chinese office ordered merchandise they would direct the Chinese to go across the street and place an order for the tickets, which were printed while they waited.

In 1993 the majority of care labels were produced using Thermal Transfer or ink printers. These systems were slow and expensive. Laser printing had many advantages over thermal transer or ink printers, but laser printing could not meet the FTC requirements for washability.  Scott Tag and Label began researching a way to make Laser printing meet these requirements. In 1995 the system was successfully completed and a patent was awarded. The Scott system could print more than 50,000 tickets in a hour while current methods might be able to produce less than 40,000 in a day!  It offered better quality than existing systems and was much lower in price.  We called it the SuperLabeL™ which quickly became the standard for care labeling in the United States and continues to be used today.

Scott Tag and Label became the largest supplier of tickets to Ralph Lauren in 1984, where the most important issue was quality materials and printing.  As time progressed, counterfeiting of Ralph Lauren merchandise became a major concern.  We proposed a ticket with a number of unique features that would reduce counterfeiting.  The system would have to be attached to every item Ralph Lauren sold.  It was estimated it would take between eight to ten months to tag all this merchandise.  This delayed the implementation of the program, wihch is common in installing systems to prevent counterfeiting.   Is the loss a company now suffers going to be worse if the new program causes confusion by the public and a large number of people stop buying the product?

Home Depot sells thousands of different items on racks, where a description is listed with information on each product.  Prior to 1997, the products were differentiated with a unique number. This was leading to mistakes and Scott Tag and Label was called to offer a solution. Our proposal was a line drawing of each item that included the product number, along with the price. These large labels were printed on Scott’s continuous Laser printer, which was one of the few printing systems that could handle large sized graphics. The system was installed to identify screws, bolts, nuts, and washers and continues to be used today.

In 1965 labels for diamond rings were hand-written. The size of the diamond, the types of precious side stones, the type of gold used, as well as style name, number and price. The handwriting was hard to read, and costly to produce. Harry Winston could not find a printing company to offer an automated way to produce these labels.  Because diamond rings require frequent cleaning with caustic chemicals,  the Scott solution would have to be durable. Our solution was based on four concepts; a unique material, an ink to bond with the unique material, a printer that would function with the material and ink, and a method of permanently securing our ticket to the diamond ring.

Rolex needed an identification system to fight counterfeit watches, while at the same time providing their customers with assurance that each Rolex watch purchased was authentic.  The problem came about through advertising; individuals placing ads to sell an authentic Rolex while counterfeiters were placing ads for counterfeit Rolex watches in the U.S. Rolex wanted a system, which provided a guarantee of authenticity for each watch sold. Scott Tag and Label implemented a specially designed ticket attached to all purchased Rolex watches. The ticket material was produced by a French Security Paper manufacturer and virtually impossible to duplicate. This Company produces the paper for the French Franc, the Brazilian Real, and other currencies and contained various security elements. The Rolex ticket had a complex, multilevel code and required each customer to call an (800) number and register the watch. This system built a base of information for Rolexes watches to confirm their authenticity.

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