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2018 News

FineLine Technologies Partners with Youngland

Norcross, GA – FineLine Technologies, is pleased to partner with Youngland (aka Kid City Stores) as the primary supplier for all of Youngland’s retail tickets and price labels. Prior to partnering with FineLine, Kid City printed 100% of their tickets, over 10 million, in house. Since completing the onboarding Youngland and their vendors have realized significantly faster turnaround times on receiving their tickets, thus enhancing the supply chain and ultimately getting products to the shelves, faster.

Prior to signing with FineLine, many Youngland vendors were already doing business with FineLine, making the transition seamless for all parties. Utilizing FASTtrak, FineLine’s online ordering portal, vendors enjoy the benefits of placing orders 24/7, checking order status via desktop or mobile devices, tracking shipments with links to geo-tracking, and reviewing order analytics quickly and easily.

About Youngland
Youngland operates 18 store locations in New York and New Jersey. Offering high quality children’s clothing and accessories at affordable prices for today’s families. It also designs several of its own private labels Nikki, Southern Lady, Links, Company Collection and N Touch. Learn more at www.KidCityStores.com.

Jan Svoboda joins FineLine, bolstering our RFID team

Jan Svoboda,
Director of RFID Business Development

Norcross, Ga. – Jan Svoboda joins the FineLine Technologies executive team as our new Director of RFID Business Development.
Jan has over 20 years of experience within the high-tech business and product development sectors. His extensive knowledge of RFID technology is based on years as sales, business development and strategy roles at companies such as SMARTRAC, Zebra Technologies, SATO Corp, and most recently at KOMTUS.

I am confident that Jan has the knowledge, determination and business acumen needed to help establish FineLine as a major player within the RFID labeling and supply chain ecosystem.

— George Hoffman, CEO

Jan will have direct responsibility for growing FineLine’s RFID solutions and strategy within the Tire and Event industries. Working closely with the innovation team, tire experts and consultants from the Data2 and Ferm RFID divisions to grow FineLine’s market share. The team’s key objective will be to further create new solutions and strategic alliances for our tire and event credential products, focused on delivering quality RFID products to our US customers.

We welcome Jan, and look forward to working with him.

FineLine’s tire tread label meets global RFID standards

Norcross, GA  — FineLine Technologies is in partnership with a number of top tire producers to further develop and test its tire tread label, the first of its kind, which allows entire pallets of tires to be read in a single pass.

Our supply chain partners continue to see benefits across the entire supply chain, from manufacturing quality control through to distribution, storage and point-of-sale. Manufacturers can trace goods more efficiently during production and logistics; suppliers can read entire pallets at once and warehouse employees are able to track tire expiration dates, seamlessly. To improve effectiveness and readability at the point of sales, our white tire labels are designed with built-in protection against swelling and staining once, the label is on the tire.

All components of a tire such as carbon black, steel and the amount of rubber, influence the reading distance of the RFID label dramatically. Not to the number of different tire families that can be identified within one factory, all adding to the complexity of identifying and tracking tires throughout the supply chain.

FineLine’s tire tread label products are designed and manufactured as a “one size fits all” RFID label, to be used in a wide range of applications and environments. The label is integrated with a RFID antenna that cannot be disconnected from the RFID chip , and is compatible with all UHF EPC Class 1 Gen 2 global RFID standards. With reliable performance in very harsh environments, this label works with all tire types including high carbon black or steel content. This means, one label can be used worldwide for different types of tires.

The new RFID tread label, can read up to 150 tires simultaneously, at a distance of up to 22ft. The RFID reading distance is the same for car, truck or aircraft tires, and the exercise of bulk reading entire pallets is straightforward and easily executed. Other benefits include significantly more dependable performance, lower error rates, and reduced tire waste.

This revolutionary tire tread label addresses key tire segment challenges such as first-in-first-out and coupling between customer orders and loading of trucks. For example, a large warehouse with hundreds of thousands of tires presents an enormous logistical challenge, especially taking into account tire expiry dates. We are able to create a custom label for an individual customer very quickly, and we also handle the systems integration needed to bring it online in the real-world operating environment.

Working with strategic partners, FineLine continues to test the tire tread label solution under various conditions to support product longevity and success. Offering major benefits such as extensive read ranges, worldwide application, and matching tires from production through to the end user, FineLine is poised to make a major impact on the tire labeling and tracking industry.

FermRFID, a Division of FineLine Technologies, and Camso announce multi-year RFID development agreement.

FineLine Technologies and Camso to commercialize patent pending RFID solution for solid tires.

NORCROSS, Ga. –  FermRFID, a Division of FineLine Technologies, and Camso have announced a multi-year RFID development agreement to commercialize a patent pending RFID solution for solid tires called the “plug.” The solution, which has undergone development and testing by FermRFID and Camso for two years, can uniquely identify tires and track them throughout the entire supply chain from manufacturing, vulcanization, warehousing, shipping and at customer locations.

The announcement was made jointly by George Hoffman, CEO and Chairman of the Board of FineLine Technologies and Erick Bellefleur, Vice President and General Manager – Material Handling at Camso.

“The ability to use integrated RFID solutions in the tire manufacturing process enables visibility and transparency throughout a tire’s lifecycle and opens the gateway to Industry 4.0 development and the “Internet of Things” ecosystem, Hoffman says. “In addition, this RFID solution creates the opportunity for tire manufacturers to explore potential new business models with their customers.”

Camso’s Bellefleur adds, “As a leader in solid tire manufacturing, we are committed to developing solutions that bring added value to our customers and improve their operations. The monitoring of tire usage throughout the entire life cycle, in the application, offers new avenues to better understand and lower fleet operating costs.”

As part of the agreement, Camso will engage in a multi-year partnership to commercialize the plug in mass production, as well as other RFID solutions currently in development.

About Camso
Camso, the Road Free company, is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees who devote 100% of their effort to 11% of the global tire and track market — the off-the-road market. It operates advanced R&D centers and manufacturing plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Camso supplies its products to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) under the names Camso and Solideal, and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network. Read more at www.camso.co.

 

FineLine Turns 20!

NORCROSS, GA. – A message from George Hoffman, CEO

20 years ago, Richard Stamper and Richard Jaynes had a vision of a printing company that would provide a quality product, at THE fastest speed with THE best service. These principals still represent our core values and are the reasons why FineLine has never lost a customer and, we keep winning more!

So, as we take a second to think about the progress we have made over the last 20 years, all the people who have contributed so much to the success of this company, and the two people whose vision it was that started all this, we should be reminded we have a lot to be thankful for.

Congratulations to all of our wonderful employees, some of whom have been with the company for almost 20 years, and to our customers. I thank each of you very much for your contributions.

 

FineLine Technologies partners with LifeSouth to save lives

Thank you to our all FineLine employees that donated during the recent blood drive. You’re saving lives!

NORCROSS, GA.  Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood1 and right now there is an emergency need for blood at hospitals throughout the region. FineLine Technologies partnered with LifeSouth to do our part, not only because safe blood saves lives and improves health, but donating blood at least once a year could reduce the risk of a heart attack and cancer. Giving blood reduces excess iron in your body!

LifeSouth, a valued customer of the Data2 division of FineLine, is a nonprofit community blood supplier. Being a community blood center means the blood supply collected from donors directly serves the needs of patients in our community. The blood that’s donated supplies lifesaving products such as plasma, red cells and platelets. And establishes inventory levels for local patient transfusions and reserves of all blood components.

Every week the district supplies more than 750 units of blood to major area hospitals including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta Medical and North Fulton hospitals. Who are the patients that receive blood donations?

  • Car accident victims can require as many as 100 pints of blood;
  • Cancer patients will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment;
  • Children with severe anemia, often resulting from malaria or malnutrition, need blood donations regularly;
  • Women with complications of pregnancy may lose a lot of blood during, before, or after birth; and
  • Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.

Grant Toth, District Community Development Coordinator for LifeSouth, shared that “one of the most common reasons why most people don’t donate blood…it’s because they have never been asked!”

Thank you to our all FineLine employees that donated during the recent blood drive. You’re saving lives!

About LifeSouth
Founded in 1974, LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. LifeSouth employs nearly 800 people throughout our footprint. With more than 2,000 blood drives a month, 30 donor centers and 40 bloodmobiles, LifeSouth collects more than 275,000 blood donations a year for community hospitals.

LifeSouth utilizes Data2’s eye readable barcode labels used to track blood donations from collection, through testing, and ultimately to transfusion to the patient. Learn more at LifeSouth.org.

About Data2
Data2, a Division of FineLine Technologies, has played a major role in blood product supply chain logistics for the last 30 years. Data2 provides multi part donor ID barcode labels to LifeSouth and other blood collection organizations 

Data2 provides the healthcare and scientific community with FDA-compliant, reliable product identification and tracking labels. As an ISBT licensee, we’re using that experience to help transition blood banks to ISBT standards seamlessly and cost effectively. Learn more at Data2.com/markets.healthcare.

Sources:

  1. American Red Cross: www.RedCrossBlood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-facts-and-statistics
  2. LifeSouth Facts Sheet

Global barcode label and RFID ticket provider FineLine Technologies acquires Ferm RFID Solutions B.V.

“This acquisition, combined with our recent acquisition of Data2, now enables us to distribute Ferm’s comprehensive array of RFID labeling solutions via our global service bureau.”

George Hoffman

Chairman and CEO, FineLine Technologies

NORCROSS, Ga. –  FineLine Technologies has acquired Ferm RFID Solutions B.V., a Netherlands-based provider of RFID solutions for the automotive and aviation tire industry.

As part of FineLine’s strategy to meet the unique item identification needs of today’s global supply chains, this acquisition enables the business to offer a complete range of barcode and RFID enabled tire labeling solutions to the automotive and aviation industries.

“This acquisition, combined with our recent acquisition of Data2, now enables us to distribute Ferm’s comprehensive array of RFID labeling solutions via our global service bureau,” says FineLine Chairman and CEO George Hoffman.

Ferm RFID is recognized as the world’s leader in designing, implementing and producing RFID solutions that meet the tire industry’s unique needs.

Solutions that meet these needs include:

  • RFID tread labels to trace individual tires from quality control up to the point of sale
  • RFID vulcanizing labels to trace individual tires within production logistics
  • RFID labels that automatically identify tires in the total supply chain, including bulk reading
  • RFID labels that support Inventory management
  • RFID labels that provide real time track and trace during production and logistic warehousing for the lifetime of the tire
  • Unique RFID solutions to support mold management, track and trace materials
  • RFID solutions for tire building machines

Co-Founder of Ferm RFID Solutions Jos Uijlenbroek notes: “We have developed highly successful RFID solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients in the tire industry, and with FineLine’s FASTtrak platform we can now effectively distribute these to our clients anywhere in the world. Look for RFID adoption in the tire industry to rapidly increase with these services now available globally.”

About FineLine Technologies

FineLine Technologies provides barcoded, and RFID integrated labels, tags, and badges for supply chain, omni-channel fulfillment, POS, access control, and consumer engagement needs. FineLine produces billions of tickets annually through its global network of print hubs delivering them on average in less than 5 days.  FineLine offers its more than 35,000 registered suppliers online order placement, tracking, and analytics to help customers efficiently manage their supply chains. Learn more at FineLineTech.com.

About Ferm RFID Solution B.V.

Ferm RFID Solutions was established in 2008 by Jos Uijlenbroek and Marc Flederus to provide companies with support and expertise in all stages of the RFID adoption-process. Mainly based on Ferm’s inventions within the tire industry, Ferm was pinpointed in 2011 as one of the 50 most innovative companies within the Netherlands. Supported by the Dutch government,  Ferm became a world leader in developing customized RFID solutions to meet the most demanding needs of its clients, with a strong focus on the tire market. As a result of this effort, Ferm is working closely together with the largest tire producers worldwide. Learn more at FermRFID.com

2017 News

FASTtrak Mobile is now Available!

The FASTtrak Mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphones is now available on the app and play stores. FineLine continues its commitment to helping our customers and their vendors improve visibility into their retail ticketing supply chain. end excerpt

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2016 News

FineLinetech.nl Goes Live!

Norcross, GA (December 7, 2016) – FineLine Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of our new multi-language, European website – www.finelinetech.nl. As an integral part of the European expansion plan, FineLine is now operational at our Netherlands location....

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RFID: A game changer in the arena industry

FineLine Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of barcode ticketing solutions for retailers and vendors worldwide, along with Stark RFID, an enterprise-level RFID integrator of customized software and RFID hardware are pleased to contribute the article “RFID: A game...

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FineLine Technologies Launches Distributive Print Program

NORCROSS, Ga.—October 11, 2016—FineLine Technologies, a leading supplier of branded, barcoded and RFID integrated labels and tags, has introduced its Distributive Print program for retailers and their supply chain partners. Distributive Print enables retailers and...

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FASTtrak Mobile – FASTtrak on the Go!

NORCROSS, GA.— September 19, 2016. FineLine Technologies has released our latest innovative solution to provide technology and service to our retailers and vendors. Our customers love FASTtrak, the online ordering portal that provides account insight, visibility and...

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FineLineTech.ca Goes Live

Norcross, GA (July 12, 2016) – FineLine Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of our new bilingual Canadian website:  finelinetech.ca. As an integral part of the acquisition of SourceID, the two companies are now represented under one brand. Michael Lands,...

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Hamrick’s Partners with FineLine Technologies

Norcross, GA (May 2016) – FineLine Technologies, Inc., is pleased to partner with Hamrick’s. Prior to partnering with FineLine, Hamrick’s printed their tickets in house.  As an approved supplier of all Hamrick’s retail tickets and labels, Hamrick’s has realized faster...

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Tuesday Morning Partners with FineLine Technologies

Norcross, GA (April 2016) – FineLine Technologies, Inc., is pleased to partner with national retail chain Tuesday Morning.  Tuesday Morning has approved FineLine as the ticket and label supplier for their preticketed products. Tuesday Morning transitioned printing...

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FineLine Technologies Contributes Article to RVCF Newsletter

FineLine Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of barcode ticketing solutions for retailers and vendors worldwide, is pleased to contribute the article “QA in RFID ticketing” to the RVCF January newsletter http://www.rvcf.com/blogpost/1149227/236461/Quality-in-RFID....

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Belk Partners with FineLine Technologies

Norcross, GA (January 2016) – FineLine Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of barcode ticketing solutions for retailers and vendors worldwide, is pleased to partner with Belk, the nation’s largest family owned and operated department store company.  Belk has...

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Target Partners with FineLine Technologies

Norcross, GA (January 2016) – FineLine Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of barcode ticketing solutions for retailers and vendors worldwide, is pleased to partner with Target.  Target has approved FineLine as a National Brand RFID ticket and label supplier for...

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