When Colin Hampton, founder of QuickTrace Ltd., responded to a GP's desire to track medical records using barcode techniques, he was unaware that the solution he built would soon be in demand by healthcare trusts across the UK.
Local GPs traditionally used a time-intensive blood sampling process that was open to mistakes with hand-written labelling. In response, Colin produced an innovative healthcare labelling system to ensure samples would not get lost or mixed up. The solution needed a printer which could be used in a medical environment and was reliable enough to ensure minimal failure rates. It also needed to offer a simple interface and be able to print quickly.
Demand for the system called LabelTrace grew rapidly and Colin was faced with a huge increase in orders from a single unit to several thousand! He therefore needed a specialty printing provider that could accommodate a rapid increase in orders for a 'fit-for-purpose' printer.