Method and system for controlling messages printed by an in store label printer and related label structure

  • US 7,026,556 B1
  • Filed: 09/15/2000
  • Issued: 04/11/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/15/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for selectively printing different messages on labels printed by an in-store scale system, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing an in-store scale system including a label printing mechanism with a supply of labels, and a communications link for receiving information from a site external to the store;

    (b) configuring the scale system label printing mechanism in a first state;

    (c) during the first state, for each label output by the scale system label printing mechanism, printing both;

    (i) at least one of product name and price information for a product to which the label will be applied, and (ii) a first message pertaining to a predetermined product which is different than the product to which the label will be applied, (d) receiving, by the scale system, a message control signal via the communications link which configures the scale system label printing mechanism in a second state; and

    (e) during the second state, for each label output by the scale system label printing mechanism, printing both;

    (i) at least one of product name and price information for a product to which the label will be applied, and (ii) a second message, different than the first message, and also pertaining to the predetermined product which is different than the product to which the label will be applied.

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