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Tagging Tips

Helpful tips:

Clothing should be freshly laundered.
Limit shoes to 5pr-in excellent condition.
No stuffed animals unless new with tags, or popular characters.
Please place batteries in any item requiring them.
Car seats cannot be older than 5 years.
No items accepted with stains or holes.
Outfits sell better. Try to match sets together as long as pieces are the same size.
Make sure toys and equipment are wiped free of any dirt or stains.
Please be careful storing clothing. Basements and attics can leave a musty mildew smell and crates can cause yellowing stains. We suggest any stored clothing be freshly laundered.
Kiddy Kats reserves the right to refuse any items.
Kiddy Kats reserves the right to tag any item that is missing a price.
Kiddy Kats is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

We are looking for the best quality items in order to attract a following of shoppers each season. Don't be offended if some of your items are rejected due to being torn, stained, out of date or out of season. We want this sale to be a success and want to offer only the best! In the long run that will benefit you!

Tips for participants on printing tags

Here are some tips to help ensure you print your tags in such a way that the barcode will scan easily.

·        Don't print too dark - it is better to print a little light than too dark. Don't print on the "High Quality" setting, print on the normal setting. This is especially true for inkjet printers. Some cardstock papers can "soak up" the ink when it is sprayed too dark, causing the edges of the barcode to be fuzzy and not scan. The edges of a barcode need to be crisp.

·        Align your print cartridges - printer cartridges in inkjet printers can get out of alignment, especially when you change cartridges. This can cause the edge of the barcode not to be clean and straight. There should be a utility that came with your printer software that allows you to align the print cartridges.

·        Don't use designer cardstock - Designer cardstock that is "fiberous" can soak up ink from an inkjet and cause the edges of a barcode to be fuzzy. Use a standard dense cardstock. Avoid cardstock with a "slick" surface, as it can cause ink to smudge.